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Business Development Manager

£40,000 - £45,000 per year
Contract (12 months (possibility to extend))
Job description

Location: Home based with UK-wide travel, as required/on occasion

Contract details: Fixed term contract for 12 months (possibility to extend)

Salary: £40,000-£45,000 per annum

Hours: Full-time

Directorate:​Strategy, Insight and Portfolio

Reporting to: Head of Commercial & Events

Responsible for: N/A

The NFCC is a charity and membership organisation, representing all Fire and Rescue Services across the UK. We are the professional voice of fire and rescue services.  

The NFCC is seeking to grow and diversify its income so we can be more sustainable into the future, better equipped to deliver against our charitable objects. 

To support this mission, we are seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to help drive our new commercial strategy and increase our income from business and commercial activity. 

Who are we looking for:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, forward thinking, team player with a ‘can do’ attitude and a real passion to deliver as part of an expanding team with ambitious growth plans.  

You will have significant experience in business development and / or income generation with a proven track record of generating income and meeting targets with strong commercial awareness.  

You will have excellent communication and engagement skills, with the ability to work with a wide range of senior stakeholders including members, potential members, Charity Trustees, commercial suppliers and more widely.  

You will be confident in managing, inspiring and engaging with both external and internal stakeholders and be a flexible and committed team player.

What you will be doing: 

Main Role Responsibilities

  • To work with the Head of Commercial and Events on the development of the commercial strategy with the support of Trustees, the senior leadership team, members and other staff and stakeholders as necessary. 
  • To be responsible for identifying and delivering key income streams, as outlined in the commercial strategy to meet agreed financial targets and KPIs.  
  • To manage existing and develop new relationships with customers to ensure customer satisfactions whilst achieving and maximising income opportunities. 
  • Measure and evaluate the success of the commercial strategy business development and income generation workstreams.  
  • To represent the NFCC to corporate audiences and at corporate events, delivering pitches and presentations.  
  • To continually be researching new business opportunities for specific target markets. 
  • To develop new corporate partnerships through relationship building.  
  • To be responsible for the account management of appropriate partnerships and provide the highest level of relationship management.  
  • Preparation of reports, briefing papers and other information on various matters, when required.to the senior management team and Trustees including liaison with senior members and officers across the National Fire Chiefs Council, other relevant staff across Fire and Rescue Services.  
  • Act as liaison and first point of contact for commercial enquiries into the NFCC and  dealing with them as appropriate. Enquiries may be from within the organisation, other fire and rescue services or elsewhere. 
  • To create and assist in the drafting of timely and well-informed reports, business cases and provide advice regarding commercial developments.  
  • Develop an effective network with Fire and Rescue Service sector groups and other internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Establish and maintain management processes and systems that provide for clear and understandable management information. 

How to apply:

Please apply using your CV and a supporting statement via the NFCC websitev by 14th May 2024.

Your supporting statement should set out your relevant knowledge, skills and experience against the job description. It should be no more than two sides of A4.


NFCC is committed to being an inclusive employer. We comply with the Equality Act 2010, and we believe that everyone deserves to work in safe environments that are free from bullying, harassment and discrimination, abuse, and harm, where they feel supported, welcome, and able to thrive.

NFCC acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice, all staff are expected to share this commitment.


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National Fire Chiefs Council Limited View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500

NFCC is an independent membership association and the professional voice of UK fire and rescue services.

Posted on: 23 April 2024
Closed date: 14 May 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Finance, Business Development

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