London, Greater London
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£45,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

At Turning Point, it’s our job to help people find a new direction in life. Through our person-centred approach to support, we’re now one of the country’s leading social care providers, with a turnover of over £130m p/a.

We continue to grow, and we’ve big ambitions to stay on that upward curve. Join us as a Business Development Manager for our Public Health and Substance Misuse Services, and you’ll help us do just that by leading and managing one of our two regional business development teams.

In this business-critical role, it will be your job to make sure everything we say and do is relevant, engaging and original – ensuring that our excellent track record of service delivery is noticed by Local Authority Commissioners.

An experienced Business Development professional with a track record of leading winning bids, you will be responsible for both contract retention and winning new business in your region. You will work in partnership with operational colleagues and other senior stakeholders to co-produce service models, budgets and partnerships for tenders, as well as managing all aspects of the tender process, including quality assurance of written responses.

You will be responsible for written responses for tender submissions, bid planning/preparation and bid leadership and management all whist continuously improving business development processes. You will be responsible for the line management of 1 or more bid writers.

You will have effective communication skills (both oral and written), excellent critical thinking skills, great interpersonal skills, good attention to detail, previous experience of line management and an organised/methodical mind. You will have excellent business writing skills and effective project management. The ability to remain calm and deliver under pressure to tight deadlines is essential as well as good problem solving and critical thinking skills.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a business development role that has involved bid/tender writing is required as well as a demonstrable track record of significant contributions to winning bids, either in own right or as part of a wider team.

You will be based in one of our regional offices in Manchester or London, with home working from any location with good transport links also considered for the right candidate.

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
  • 33 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 35 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
  • Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
  • Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
  • Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
  • Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive sufficient applicants before the advertised closed date.

Refreshed on: 28 August 2020
Closed date: 12 September 2020
Tags: Management, Business Development

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