Action for Children
£75,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Salary: up to £75,000 per annum plus benefits dependant on experience 

Contract: Permanent.

Location: Homebased – UK.

Advert Closing date: Monday 4th July 2022 

About Us  

Action for Children supported 600,000 children and families through our services last year, but with 4 million children in the UK living in poverty, we need to be able to do more. By building on what we already do - growing and delivering more services in more communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, we will be able to provide more emotional and practical care and support to children and young people who need it.  

What you'll be doing:  

Reporting to the Director of Growth and Service Design, this a pivotal new role for Action for Children. You will drive and deliver our ambitious growth plans for Children's Services and build our external reputation as a provider of sustainable, high-quality and impactful services. 

In this leadership role, you shape and drive the growth plan delivery with your team of Service Development and Relationship Managers to establish new commissioning relationships and services in our priority service areas.  

Our four priority areas for growth are Family Support, Mental Health, Looked After Children and Disability. 

You'll do this by:

  • Managing the Service Development and Relationship Management team. 
  • Growing the charity's income through lead generation and the development of relationships with potential, existing and new commissioners.
  • Leading the service development in our four priority growth areas.
  • Collaborating with the Head of Business Development to create robust plans to ensure that growth targets are met.   
  • Developing a three-year plan for proactively prospecting to win and grow business, .
  • Ensuring growth strategies and programmes are based on market understanding including policy changes and insights into new markets and opportunities. 

What we need from you:  

  • Relevant professional qualification in Education, Health or Social care or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of developing business strategies to secure service delivery contracts. 
  • Experience of public sector commissioning and problem-solving, particularly from a third sector and/or social care perspective.
  • Experience of working at a senior level in children's services or a related social care field.
  • Experience of working within a challenging, competitive external environment, and working to clear internal business objectives and targets.
  • Ability to identify and convert new business streams into successful new business.

Action for Children is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff, volunteers and the children and young people we support. We value the diversity of our staff and are dedicated to becoming the most inclusive Children's charity where all staff can thrive and be themselves. Therefore, we are actively encouraging applications from underrepresented groups, particularly people with a disability and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within our organisation.

We are committed to our Diversity & Inclusion strategy and to becoming an anti-racist organisation. You can read more on our website here: Equality and diversity | Action For Children

If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact David Simpson, Recruitment Partner.

We'll be happy to give you any support you require.  

Refreshed on: 25 June 2022
Closed date: 04 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 7524
Tags: Admin, Business Development