Are you an influential, driven and strategic individual with a proven record of generating successful business development activities for a voluntary sector or social business? Do you have extensive experience of developing and market testing new income generation propositions, including earned income streams?
If so, St Giles is looking to recruit a highly organised Regional Development Manager to develop and embed a regional sustainability strategy which builds on relationships with key local stakeholders, commissioners, and networks as well as identifying and testing new ways of generating income which optimise the potential of our services and supports the long-term stability of St Giles’ delivery presence in the region.
About St Giles
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
About this exciting opportunity
You will lead on the development and implementation of a regional sustainability plan ensuring it is aligned with St Giles organisational strategic ambitions and regional requirements, plus create a work plan which will support the achievement of agreed objectives. You will proactively explore, develop, and test new ways of generating income, while also building on existing relationships and developing new ones which will provide a platform for retention of existing services and provide for extension or further expansion of these activities.
You will be expected to liaise with and develop professional relationships with a range of external agencies and represent St Giles at external forums to promote the charity and its services, plus develop a portfolio of diverse new income streams and a foundation of earned income, for example through training and consultancy. Working closely with St Giles’s other teams and Regional Service Managers to inform your work and priorities, ensure there is clear communication, and to provide additional support is also a key element of the role.
We positively encourage applications if you have previously worked on a client-led support project, have had personal adverse experiences such as homelessness, substance misuse, debt, involvement with gangs etc. This includes experience of the criminal justice system, having served a prison sentence, or still be serving a prison sentence in a prison.
What we are looking for:
- Demonstrable understanding of different income generation and market models
- Experience of developing and market testing new income generation propositions
- Experience of building sustainability into income streams and business models
- Experience of writing bids or funding applications and developing and giving presentations or pitches to potential funders, commissioners, and other stakeholders
- Knowledge of the local area and awareness of key personnel and/or staffing structures of the key stakeholders, funders, and commissioners
- Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex information
- Impressive interpersonal, networking and relationship-building abilities
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension,
flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service,
access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more.
Closing date: 11pm, 30th June 2021.