up to £41,755
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are With You are looking for Business Development Partners to join our NBCR team - New Business and Contract Team.

We want experienced business development professionals or individuals with comparable and/or transferrable experience, to drive forward our strategy and ambition to develop and grow our services to reach more people.

We are one of the UK’s largest substance misuse and mental health charities providing services since 1967 (formally as Addaction). We believe everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need and we design and deliver our services to achieve this. Our range of services include community and prison substance misuse, recovery services, community link workers, complex needs services, and children and young people’s services.


Joining our national team of business development partners, bid writers and regional directorates means you’ll be taking on a key leadership role in the design and delivery of successful tenders. 

We are at an exciting stage as an organisation, with a clear focus on our strategy and a successful track record of winning new services that help more people. You’ll join a growing team and have the chance to share and further develop your skills, knowledge and experience, alongside a brilliant team of experts from across our organisation. 

The role

Working as part of the New Business and Contract Retention Team, you’ll be embedded in one of our 5 regional areas. You will have joint responsibility, alongside the Regional Director of Services, for retaining existing contracts and winning new business opportunities, and be responsible for leading all aspects of the tender process. 

You will lead and work collaboratively with a tender team that includes Directors of Services, clinicians, bid writers and departmental leads to develop service models, budgets and partnerships for tenders.

What we’re looking for

Within this role, you’ll need to think creatively and be confident challenging existing ways of working. The type of experience that you will bring to this role may include: 

  • being an experienced manager and leader

  • having a proven track record in business development or have worked in operational management, or other comparable leadership or management roles

  • being a highly competent project manager, with proven experience of leading and managing complex tenders or other projects across a team.

On a personal level you’ll 

  • be a confident and highly competent communicator who is able to engage and influence senior stakeholders

  • have excellent IT skills, be highly numerate and be able to analyse and work with complex data and financial information

  • be a team player, who respects the experience and skills of their team, and is able to give and receive feedback

  • be committed to the values and work of We are With You.

Why work for us? 

As a team, we work flexibly to meet business needs; usually available during core business hours. When normal travel resumes, you should expect UK travel, overnight on occasions. We offer flexible working within the team to accommodate this and balance work and life commitments.

 Further information

  • 1 x Permanent position - London and South East, 

  • 1 x Interim 6 month post - Scotland

Both roles are full time for 37.5 hours per week.  

Interviews will be held as suitable applications are received and take place virtually on Google Meet. If successful candidates are appointed then the advert will close sooner than the advertised date. 


More about We Are With You

About We Are With You

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Posted on: 16 November 2021
Closed date: 10 December 2021
Job ref: REQ00924
Tags: Business Development

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