Preston, Lancashire
£50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Business Development Director

Based in the Northwest of England (HQ is in Preston but there will be flexibility in terms of working arrangements for the right candidate)

37 hours per week

£50,000 gross per annum (FTE £50,000 gross per annum)

About us

n-compass was established in 2009 and is a not-for-profit organisation determined to improve the lives of vulnerable people across the region, delivering a range of Advocacy, Health and Wellbeing, Carers and Counselling services. N-compass’ values are what inspire us to make a difference and enhance life opportunities for adults and young people across local communities by being, professional, responsive, innovative, dynamic and empowering. They determine what we do, how we do it and what we are trying to achieve.

About the role

n-compass are looking to recruit a Business Development Director, to play a lead role in growing existing and securing new income streams for the organisation across the North of England. This will take place through the submission of high-quality bids responding to tenders and other bespoke opportunities. Excellent written skills and a persuasive and organised approach to business development are critical for this role.

About you

We are looking for an ambitious high achiever with an impressive track record in sourcing out opportunities and winning new business, this is the perfect opportunity to progress your career and play a significant part in delivering the next chapter in n-compass’ success story.

The successful candidate will have strategic and operational responsibility for growing the Charities income and partnership networks in line with our Values and culture. The post will directly line manage the Deputy Development Director and our Marketing and Communications function, which is delivered through a specialist agency. This post is a member of the Senior Management Team and will also report into our Board of Trustee’s.


  • A local employer working with local people
  • 25 days holiday entitlement and bank holidays
  • An extra day off for your birthday!
  • 5% Employer Pension contribution
  • A protected companywide learning and development funding pot
  • A Health Plan Scheme
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme

For more information, please find attached a copy of our Recruitment pack and visit the vacancies section of our website to view our Annual Plan 2020-2021 and Impact Report 2019-2020.

If you would like to apply for this position, you will need to submit your CV along with a two-sided cover letter, outlining how you meet the Job Description & Person Specification.

The closing date is Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 12 noon. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 20th / 21st August 2020.

If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact Teresa Jennings or Paul Howes.

n-compass is an equal opportunities employer.
Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check (formally CRB)
Registered Charity Number: 1128809

Refreshed on: 05 August 2020
Closed date: 12 August 2020
Tags: Business Development