Our vision is that every child and young person in the country has a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive. We protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. In 2019/2020 we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
We are looking for a New Business Manager to build relationships with organisations that will result in long-term, high-value partnerships that raise both significant income and brand visibility for Action for Children.
You will make a difference by:
-Developing excellent relationships with key internal and external stakeholders in order to drive positive outcomes for the Partnership Development team
-Identifying potential partnerships across all industries, undertaking the research and qualification of strategic opportunities
-Creating top-quality proposals and pitches tailored to the opportunity
-Leading on the full sales cycle concerning prospect approaches, from identification and initial approach to ask and close
-Supporting more junior members of the team
You will need:
- Experience of building excellent relationships with high-level stakeholders, internally and externally
-To be tenacious, self-motivated and high achieving with a passion for new business
-The ability to think creatively and strategically when prospecting, using a solutions-focussed approach
- Two years’ worth of experience in securing partnerships involving a range of activity, including sales promotions and employee fundraising
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including inter-personal and presentation skills) to communicate propositions in a compelling and engaging way
-The willingness to work flexibly and travel the UK when necessary
-To be computer literate, including knowledge of MS Office packages and CRM databases
The way we work
We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.
We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.
For safe and happy childhoods
At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.