Kennington, Greater London
Up to £60,000 per annum dependent on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Coach Core Foundation is an employment and education charity that uses a community sports apprenticeship to target NEET 16+ year olds and have them not only change their future pathways but also become a positive coaching influence in communities that need the provision most.  By positioning ourselves as the springboard into a new career pathway, we are able to work with young people, employers and sector partners from around the UK to ensure we create a truly impactful programme offer for all involved.


We now embark on the next chapter of our journey with a strategic goal to grow the charity so that we can transition successfully whilst also furthering our reputation as the sectors most successful ‘bridge back into employment/education’ apprenticeship programme.  Our ultimate goal is to grow and bring the multiple, long term programme benefits to more young people, employers and communities around the UK.


We are now hiring a Head of Business Development to support the charity to move from ‘site by site’ funding strategies to a longer term, cross sector approach that will ultimately ensure even greater sustainability for our programmes and operations. 


Encompassing a wide range of responsibilities at a very exciting stage on our journey, the principal duties will include:

  • introducing/curating/developing new and diverse means of income into the charity to include (but not limited to): corporate-CSR, trusts and foundations, public funding, sector specific funding, high net worths;

  • managing new and existing partner relationships and the processes/reporting that accompany this;

  • overseeing the impact and data management that evidences the great work we are doing;

  • support the CEO and the Board with the overall executive leadership, strategy and governance as we enter this new expansive phase;

  • work innovatively and proactively to identify new opportunities or boost existing ways of working that will raise our profile alongside the ongoing fundraising activities e.g. events, harnessing key partnerships, etc.

  • brand savvy, you will help the charity market and position itself as one of the leading organisations in our field both to the intended audience but also to key partners, supporters and the wider public.

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week), permanent role with a salary of £50,000 - £60,000 per annum.   The role is based at The Kia Oval, Kennington, London but with frequent UK travel


Educated to degree/apprenticeship L5+ standard, we are seeking an experienced, highly ambitious individual who will thrive in an atmosphere of no day being the same but can always remain focussed and accountable. 


Key requirements and characteristics include:


  • A true advocate for sport for change and physical activity and the benefits it can have across society;

  • Exceptional business development experience, showing a proven track record of bringing multiple, diverse income streams into your organisation/s to date;

  • High quality communicator and networker already firmly embedded within the fundraising/business development network;

  • We would also like to see candidates display a good experience and knowledge base of the public and charitable sector as we seek to drive ever more into Government policy and department working;

  • Proven bid writer and demonstrable ability to evidence the impact of the funding attracted;

  • Ideally already experienced at leading and managing staff to help you achieve your goals but ready to ‘lead from the front’ on a number of duties at all times at this key stage in the charity’s development;

  • Preferred (but not essential) experience of apprenticeships and the education sector;

  • Strong decision maker with a high level of standards for themselves and those around them;

  • Will suit proactive individuals who will embrace the exciting nature of our project working in a number of locations at varying times;

  • Will require an individual comfortable working, communicating and reporting digitally;

  • Preferred (but not essential) UK driving licence and access to their own vehicle.


Relationships (Internal & external)


  • Coach Core staff, trustees and any other key individuals linked directly to our charity;

  • The Coach Core employers and their apprentices;

  • Our educational providers;

  • Donors, funders and/or individuals critical to the support of our project;

  • Key sporting organisations and governance;

  • Like minded and linked organisations from the charity/sports for change sector;

  • Sporting ambassadors and The Royal Foundation/Royal Household when required.


Benefits package

•            4% matched employer pension scheme

•            25 days holiday (plus UK statutory/bank holidays)

•            Opt-in private healthcare

•            Death in service cover

•            Great benefits linked to our head office location including shower facilities, secure cycle storage, on site meals and cricket fixture access


How to Apply


To apply for the position please follow the link and submit your CV and supporting statement explicitly citing why you want to work The Coach Core Foundation and how you meet all of the role criteria no later than Friday 17 April at midday. 


Please note that we can only accept applications from those that comply with the above and have the right to work in UK.  Should we receive a high number of suitable candidates we may close the position before the above deadline date.


1st Round Interviews:    Tuesday 28 April 2020 (AM only) and Thursday 30 April 2020 (AM only)

2nd Round Interviews:    Wednesday 6 May 2020 (AM only)




(Please note that the HR Team at The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are acting as our recruiting partner for this campaign)


The Coach Core Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and therefore is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity and to tackle any forms of discrimination within our working environment, whether on grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, disability, age, class, religion or belief.  These principles underpin our professional behaviour and are embedded in our policies, procedures, day-to-day practices and external relationships.  We therefore welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.


We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.  If you would like to see a copy of our privacy notice please write to The Coach Core Foundation, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS.


The Coach Core Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of our apprentices, their employers, our partners and the communities in which each of these operate.  Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, including those that are considered ‘spent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013).  Appointment to this role is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check (with children’s barred list check) and references.



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Refreshed on: 12 April 2020
Closed date: 17 April 2020
Job ref: CCF-HOBD
Tags: Business Development

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