London

£30k per year

Permanent

TFT-5061

Job Description

Job title: Business Development Executive

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Location: London

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Business overview

The Forward Trust is the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or addiction to move forward with their lives.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Business Development Executive to join our team.

We are committed to helping you identify and undergo the necessary learning experiences to help you progress in your career.

Role responsibilities for the Business Development Executive

The Business Development Executive will be supported by the Business Development Manager to influence, inform and build good relationships with these senior stakeholders. Duties include:

* Evaluating and assessing new opportunities, partners and emerging new markets
* Researching best practices and innovations in the field to inform our model development work
* Writing high quality tender responses, internal and external briefing notes, and internal and external correspondence
* Collaborating with teams in the Head Office, at our prison and with our community operational services
* Creating and updating high-quality bidding "boilerplates" for use in future bids
* Attending bidders days and industry events
* Supporting management with upcoming opportunities
* Assisting with the project management of tender production
* Pursuing ad-hoc development opportunities
* You will work closely with our Researchers to ensure our proposals are evidence-based and reflect the latest developments in the sector

Requirements for the Business Development Executive

* Excellent communication and IT skills
* Able to stay calm under pressure and keep to deadlines
* Strong sales and negotiation techniques
* Strong problem-solving and creative skills
* No prior knowledge of the substance misuse sector is essential as you will be supported by colleagues in the Research and Operational teams to build a broad substance misuse knowledge-base

Closing Date: Thursday 23th May 2019