Are you looking for an opportunity where your skills will make a difference in helping to end homelessness and rebuild lives?
About the role
This role will work directly with our operational leadership to retain existing frontline services and design new ones including outreach services, emergency accommodation and supported housing. We support this through competitive tendering, direct negotiations with commissioners and the development of proposals. This role sits within a wider services development directorate responsible for developing effective and sustainable services that end homelessness and rebuild lives, and the relationships with commissioners that will enable this.
You will manage projects from the identification of opportunities through to the submission of proposals that meet the requirements of our commissioners, regulators and our own internal parameters. You will bring together experts from across our organisation to develop service models, co-develop internal business cases and prepare presentations and proposals.
There will be the option to be considered for line management of the Business Development Officer if desired by the candidate.
What we’re looking for
You will need to understand the development of client-facing services either through direct operational experience in the charity or housing sector, or through work in a business development or fundraising environment in or outside the sector; if you can bring this, we can support you with any development needs to manage business development in a homelessness context. You will also be proactive and adaptable with a problem solving outlook.
As well as being customer-focused, you will possess good all-round communication skills including the ability to influence others at all levels verbally and in writing. You will also genuinely value team work and supporting your colleagues and be naturally interested in understanding the work of service-focussed colleagues and other teams across the organisation.
What we offer
Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
- We hold Investors in People Gold accreditation – one of just 3% of Housing Associations to achieve this. 82% of staff who took part in the survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
- We are committed to developing all of our staff via routes such as secondments, transfers and promotion. In 2019 35% of our vacancies were filled by internal promotions.
A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
- Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work.
- We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.
Flexible Working and Other Benefits
- We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
- St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 – 2020 we supported 32,800 people across all of our services. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website.
To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the ‘document available’ tab at the top of the advert page on our website.
Closing date: 10am on 25 October
Interview and assessments on: TBC
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.