London, Greater London

£27,206 pa plus excellent benefits


Job Description

Do you have excellent administrative, project management and desktop research skills?  Then join Shelter as a Business Development Assistant and you could soon be playing a vital support role ensuring the Business Development Team have the information they need that will help us help more people.

Housing has become a national emergency that affects all of us. At Shelter, we believe a safe home isn’t just a fundamental need - it should be a right. That’s why, more than ever, this year and beyond we are leading the way to a safe home. We’re going to rally the country to join us on our mission to rise up, speak with a united voice, pick up the pieces and fix the underlying problem. Together we can bring fundamental change. And no matter how long it takes, we will succeed.

Business Development is a critical part of helping us to achieve our mission – our services provide vital support that can be the difference between someone keeping or losing their home. The team maintain and grow our services by securing income, including statutory funded contracts, through competitive tendering. We are also constantly looking at developing new, innovative and creative products and services that better meet the needs of our clients. Understanding the markets that Shelter operates in, and researching new markets to create a pipeline of opportunities for local and national services is also down to us, as is developing partnerships with organisations that share our values. We do all of this in order to meet the objectives of Shelter’s strategy. And, we want you on board.

About the Role

As Business Development Assistant, you’ll be a key member of a team that provides administrative and project support to the rest of the team. You’ll play a crucial role in making sure the team has the information they need to identify leads and opportunities, complete tenders and create innovative services to help us help more people. You’ll get to manage your own projects too. And, along the way, you’ll work closely with business development colleagues, as well as staff in other teams and departments, including services, marketing and fundraising. You’ll also get to learn about the markets we operate in, how we go about winning tenders and how we make sure people fighting bad housing and homelessness have access to the services they need.

About you

Solid project management, administrative and desktop research skills will be key here. You’ll need to be able to collate and analyse data and have a thorough, detail focused approach to your work. Results-driven and commercially aware, you work well within a team but are also happy using your own initiative. What’s more, you're not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas or processes when appropriate and are proficient using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, email and Internet.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.

Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Closing date: 24 January 2019 at 11.30 pm. Interviews: 4 February 2019.