Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
London, Greater London
CGL points 39 to 43 (£36,689.49 - £40,627.73)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Business Development Officer

Location: Flexible

Job ID: 2020-2256

Type of Contract: Permanent

Contracted Hours Per Week: 37.5

Salary Range (pro rata if part time): CGL points 39 to 43 (£36689.49 - £40627.73)


Change Grow Live are looking for Senior Business Development Officers to join our national Business Development Team and become an integral part of one of our regional teams (North East, North West, Midlands, London and South)

We want excellent writers who share our passion for supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.

Change Grow Live is one of the UK’s largest charities. We provide a range of services including community and prison substance misuse, criminal justice, children and young people’s and housing/homelessness.

Joining us means being part of a well-established and successful team. This gives you the chance to develop your skills, knowledge and experience whilst working with great people from across our organisation.

Last year we won tenders with an annual value of almost £50 million but what this really means to us is that we can provide more support to more people across the UK. 


Working as part of Change Grow Live’s Business Development Team you will play a lead role in the development and writing of tenders and proposals for a variety of health and social care services.

You will engage with people and teams across our organisation, from Consultant Psychiatrists and Nurses to Data Analysts and Web Developers, to produce high quality written tenders and proposals that clearly demonstrate the positive impact that our services have on people’s lives.

As part of a regional team, you will support our successful and growing Business Development Team to improve the quality of work and develop our team culture, by thinking creatively, sharing your own knowledge and experiences, and challenging existing ways of working.

Ultimately you will contribute to the design, development and delivery of our services and help us to deliver on our organisational aims, strategy and values.

This role offers a great opportunity to learn and develop while using your established skills, and you’ll be encouraged to take on more responsibility as you progress.

Check out the job description for more information, and you can call Niki Blenkins to discuss this role further.

About you

You’ll be a self-motivated and keen individual who is passionate about our values and mission.

You’ll be a confident and highly competent communicator with excellent writing, editing and proof-reading skills and an exceptional eye for detail.

You’ll have proven experience of writing tenders, proposals or grant applications, or writing in other professional or academic environments, for instance journalism, research or marketing.

You’ll have good IT and research skills and be able to analyse data and interpret evidence.

You’ll be proactive and creative.

You’ll be happy to give and receive challenging feedback.

Above all, you’ll want to use your skills and experience to develop and write winning tenders for services that help people to make positive changes in their lives.

Why work for Change Grow Live

We’ll support you to develop and grow. You’ll be joining a diverse team which welcomes new ideas and ways of working, and you’ll receive structured support, training and coaching to help you to progress in your career. 

Joining Change Grow Live’s Business Development Team means you’ll benefit from a positive, supportive and flexible working environment which includes:

  • Regional offices across the UK, including London, Brighton, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds (London Weighting is applicable depending on location);
  • The option to work from home;
  • Flexible hours and working patterns including compressed hours and job share options.

We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and inclusive workplace and this is evidenced through our 2019 Stonewall Top 100 Employers Award and Investors in People Silver Award.

Closing Date: 26/7/2020

We believe that having diverse people working as part of our team makes us the organisation that we are.

We actively encourage applications from people from all backgrounds to help us to provide the best possible experience for the people who use our services and to make Change Grow Live a great place to work. If you have any feedback on our recruitment processes (good or bad) we’d love to hear from you so that we can make sure they are fair and we attract and recruit the best, most diverse workforce possible.

The safety of vulnerable children, young people and adults is our absolute priority. We will support you in your role to make sure that you are equipped to support the safety of people who use our services and those around them, to the highest standard possible

Posted on: 08 July 2020
Closed date: 26 July 2020
Job ref: 2020-2256
Tags: Business Development