Birmingham, West Midlands
Holborn, Greater London
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£28,000 + £3,000 London Weighting (if applicable)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are searching for a dynamic, analytical, creative thinker with a passion to make a difference through education. This role is an exciting, varied opportunity to work across both our business development and our fundraising team, helping secure new contracts, bring new products to market and generate significant donor income.

You will be a key part of a small team at the heart of delivering our strategy, while developing a broad range of valuable skills.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities: 

  • A strong commitment to education, the non-profit sector and raising the aspirations, achievement and life chances of all children.

  • Strong evidence of the following skills: financial modelling and experience working with excel; project management; contract management; bid and business case writing.

  • Highly motivated self-starter, with initiative, drive and the ability to take ownership of projects and make decisions under pressure. 

  • Ability to work in a fast-moving environment, managing multiple competing priorities and a complex workload and meeting deadlines effectively.

  • Close attention to detail, and strong judgement as to where & when this is necessary.

  • Extremely strong strategic and analytical skills, a strong conceptual thinker with a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work collaboratively across teams.

  • Effective and confident communicator (verbal and in writing) with the credibility to advise and challenge senior stakeholders at all levels, both inside and outside the organisation 

Our offer 

We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you: 

  • Flexibility on how you work – agreed between you and your line manager 

  • A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays 

  • A generous employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate) 

  • Competitive salary rates  

  • Access to an interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as eyecare vouchers 

  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides confidential support for employees on personal or work-related matters. 

  • A robust learning and development offer that ensures your continuous professional development 

How to apply 

To apply for any of our vacancies or for any questions or queries please visit our website. 

Equality and diversity matters to us. If you think you’d be suited to one of our roles we’d love to hear from you regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality. 

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive at this stage we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.  

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and the most vulnerable in our society and, as such, we are unable to employ individuals with relevant convictions, including the following: a conviction for an offence involving violence or dishonesty, of a sexual nature or against minors, or for any other offence that is relevant to the nature of the services provided by our organisation. 

As an employer, we have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK by ensuring that our employees have the right to work in the UK. Therefore, as part of the recruitment process to verify your eligibility you will be required to produce relevant documentation.  

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Posted on: 21 October 2019
Closed date: 06 November 2019
Tags: Business Development

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