Business Development Manager Salary: £40,000 per annum 36 hours per week, based in Leicester or home-basedFixed term post to 31st December 2018 Home-Start is a federated network of local organisations which provide community based support for families and children. Over the past four decades Home-Start has supported over a million children and has become one of the leading family support charities across the UK. A key part of our new strategic plan is to support local Home-Starts to win early years volunteer led family support contracts and we are now seeking a business development manager to lead on this work. The successful candidate will be a self-starting professional with the ability to build partnerships with commissioners and partners in the early years’ community. The ability to develop pilot projects to be market ready, together with research skills in order to map funding opportunities, both locally and regionally, are key to this role. You will use your presentation and communication skills to develop innovative and creative pitches and proposals as a central web base for local Home-Starts enabling them to prepare for contract negotiations and successfully secure contracts. You will also be financially literate with an acute understanding of pricing models and the ability to produce calculations on a sliding scale. A commitment to working to improve the lives of children, families and volunteers is also key and will be demonstrated by an ability to communicate with passion and commitment to a range of audiences. This post can be based at our Home-Start UK office in Leicester or home-based however the post holder will be expected to travel extensively across the UK and regularly attend the Home-Start office in Leicester. This is an exciting time to be joining Home-Start as we begin a new phase of development and growth. If this sounds like your type of challenge we look forward to hearing from you. Please send your CV, together with a supporting statement, to [email protected] by 9th October 2017. Download the recruitment pack Job description Person specification Background information For an informal discussion about this exciting project please contact Elizabeth Young at: [email protected] No agencies please. Closing date for applications: 9th October 2017 Interviews will be held at the Home-Start UK office in Leicester on 16th October 2017. Home-Start is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity. We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability. Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process. Home-Start UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee. Company No. 5382181. Charity No. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SC039172. Registered Office: The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX.