£58,000 - £66,000 per year and benefits package
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Post Title: Director of Business Development


Role Status: Full time (35 hours), Permanent. 


Organisational Base:  Home Based


Reporting To:  Chief Executive Officer


Salary:  £58,000 to £66,000 + £6,000 car allowance and benefits package.


The organisation

As the charitable arm of the English Football League (EFL), the EFL Trust was established in 2008 to oversee the remarkable and diverse work of their Football Club Community Organisations (CCOs). Our core purpose remains to support the CCOs to help us achieve our vision of stronger more active communities. This is best achieved when the power of both the Football Club and the CCO are brought together. We also continue to work with a significant number of key partners whose ambitions we share, such as DWP, DCMS, MHCLG, Department for Education, NCS, Sport England and the NHS. We are confident about the pivotal role we can play in helping them to meet our shared objectives.  In the past year we have invested over £18 million in our network, more than ever before. We remain committed to providing a world class service to our network of partners to help them maximise and quantify their impact.  We will continue to embed a culture within the EFL Trust where improvement is a habit and our people are encouraged to challenge and innovate.

The role of Director of Business Development

This exciting new role has a wide range of responsibilities, with a principal focus on sustainable business development, effective programme delivery and diversity of income streams. The Director of Business Development will support the CEO with the overall executive leadership and growth of the organisation, articulating and upholding the ethos and expectations of the EFL Trust. This new position requires an inspirational leader to horizon scan, identify and secure business opportunities that align with and add value to the EFL Trusts ambitious 2019-2024 strategy.  Alongside this, they will empower and support the Business Development Team to exceed challenging targets across key and sustainable themes of work.  As an ambassador for the EFL Trust the role will foster a positive culture, ensuring staff at all levels across the organisation are inspired and encouraged to succeed and prosper. The role will require the ability to work remotely, require national travel which can entail overnight stays away from home and often work outside normal office hours.


The individual

You will have exceptional business development experience to assist the CEO in providing ambitious strategic direction across the EFL Trust.  Previous experience influencing and nurturing successful two way relationships with commercial partners and government departments within a business development position is essential.  Additionally, the Director of Business Development will have the experience to formulate original and compelling bid and tender documentation.   Skillset will include, a flexible, resilient and adaptable attitude towards work, with the ability to be creative, innovative and continually motivate and inspire. We would particularly like to hear from those with demonstrable commercial acumen with a track record of developing diverse income streams.  Importantly the successful candidate will embody the values of the Trust and support the vision and mission of the organisation.


For the candidate information pack and application form please follow the links for EFL Trust and EFL job sites


Benefits Package:

  • Generous Company Pension Scheme, with an EFL Trust contribution of 10% of basic salary.
  • Cash Health Plan
  • Opt-in private healthcare
  • 23 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays), rising to 25 days after 5 years.  Holiday year commences 1st January. (Holiday purchase scheme in operation).
  • Generous car allowance




Closing Date:  12 noon Friday 21st February 2020.

Interview Date(s):  Stage 1, 9th or 11th March 2020

Stage 2, 26th March 2020


Candidates must be available for interview on the dates indicated.


Interviews will be held at EFL House, 10 – 12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU

Refreshed on: 09 February 2020
Closed date: 21 February 2020
Job ref: Director of Business Development
Tags: Management, Business Development