Business Development Officer
We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Officer to join the team. This role is full-time working 37.5 hours per week, home based (within England and Wales) with some national travel and overnight stays.
What we offer:
At Victim Support we believe in attracting and retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards and benefits package including:
- Flexible working options including hybrid working
- 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 33 days plus Bank Holidays
- An extra day off your Birthday
- £2,800 London weighting (if applicable)
- Pension with 5% employer contribution
- Enhanced sick pay allowances, maternity & paternity payments
- High street, retail, holiday, entertainment and leisure discounts
- Access to our financial wellbeing hub and salary deducted finance
- Employee assistance programme and wellbeing support
- Ongoing training and support with opportunities for career development and progression.
About the Role:
The purpose of this role is to draft tenders and proposals, working with a range of internal stakeholders and partners to translate organisational information and data into cohesive and compelling submissions that convey Victim Support's service offers and fully address commissioner and funder requirements.
To succeed in this role you will have excellent communication skills, with a high level of professional writing skills. You will also be able to interpret complex documentation, identify key requirements and prepare written responses that meet criteria. You will be flexible and self-motivated, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Please note, we welcome applications from candidates who do not have previous experience in a similar role but do have transferable experience or skills.
This role is home based (within England and Wales) with some national travel and overnight stays.
Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.
Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.
Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.
Victim Support strives to represent the diverse communities we serve and are passionate about creating an environment where all staff and volunteers feel respected and heard. Being a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture is integral to us being able to meet our aim of ensuring that anyone who is a victim of crime gets the support they need.
As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. VS is also a Disability Confident Employer and we provide a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for candidates that are disabled and meet all essential criteria for a role.
If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.
How to apply:
To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website, and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Closing Date: Monday 11 December 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 19 December 2023
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.