Business Development Manager

Richmond Borough Mind
03 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Richmond Borough Mind (RBMind) is a successful and forward-thinking charity helping improve the lives of thousands of people with mental health problems, and their carers. Services include Psychotherapy and Counselling, the Richmond Wellbeing Service (Step 2), recovery groups and activities, carers support, youth wellbeing sessions and information and training. We are looking to recruit a Business Development Manager who can identify opportunities and create new partnerships to help us grow our organisation and the support we offer. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience of business development to shape the future of our charity and its mission to deliver better mental health for everyone. The role is a new one in our team, and we are looking for someone who can bring their own ideas and personality to it. Experience of working in mental health, or in a community organisation is desirable but not essential. We are looking for someone who can research trusts and foundations, and contracting opportunities. You will have exceptional written skills to submit high quality funding bids,and a persuasive and organised approach to business development. We are therefore looking for someone who can demonstrate a strong performance history in previous business development roles with a track record of successful bids and/or entrepreneurial activity. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker who understands how to address social problems and exceed funders' expectations in a fast changing landscape. The candidate must have an extremely good grasp of data systems and be able to create innovative business cases. You will be responsible for delivering on a clear business plan, working effectively with senior operational colleagues, including the training team, trustees and a range of external stakeholders. Key growth areas will be our work with the corporate sector, statutory and commissioned opportunities. The post holder will work closely with the CEO to win new and maintain existing contracts. There is an expectation that this role will meet annually agreed success and growth measures, in excess of 10% in the first year. The post holder will also develop marketing strategy and lead digital initiatives. Supported by a team of committed volunteers, the post will also have oversight of community fundraising activities. The role is for 22.5 hours per week, days are negotiable. Closing date 19th March 2018 / Interviews 28th March 2018