Strategic Director (Business Development)

Posted 4 weeks ago
Service Area Senior Leadership Team
Job Role Strategic Director (Business Development)
Reporting to Chief Executive Officer

of work

37 hours per week (Mon-Thurs 9.00-17.00, Fri 9.00-16.30)

Some flexibility required in line with Service need

Contract Permanent
Salary Salary Scale Point 50 – 57 – £45,218 to £51,954 per annum
Office Base Head Office, Whalley Road, Wilpshire, BB1 9LL.
Contact for more details Chief Executive Officer, Sue Cotton 01254 244700

 All roles within CANW have a responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults.

Job description, Person Specification attached. This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check against the Child’s Barred List.

Details of the posts:

Do you believe in social justice and that every child, family and vulnerable adult should have the opportunity to create the future they want?  We want our vision to become a reality and we are looking for exceptional business development expert to join our Senior Leadership Team as our Strategic Director of Business Development, to help us achieve our ambitions through the growth and development of our services and income streams across the North West of England.

Child Action Northwest is a leading Children and Families Charity delivering a broad range of services. Alongside our associated Community Interest Company and Trading arm CANWe Solutions, we enable individuals to make positive changes to their lives.  We are looking for individuals who will bring creativity, innovation and proactivity, to secure new channels of funding, strengthen internal process, and build the business development capacity across the organisation. A team player you will help us drive forward our ambition for growth, innovation and excellence across our service portfolio.   You will have strategic vision and the drive and passion to ensure that we always make a positive impact on the communities and with the individuals we support.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team you will be responsible for the development and implementation of an effective income generation strategy through leading on grant proposals, contract opportunities and identifying fundraising opportunities.  You will take the lead in coordinating bid teams across the Charity and taking forward negotiations for specific services and activities with commissioning bodies, ensuring the completion of high quality, competitive and compliant proposals and tenders.

Reporting to the CEO this critical role will ensure the organisation has a clear business development and growth strategy in place, ensuring excellence, monitoring quality and demonstrating the impact of our service in bringing about positive change.  You will be able to demonstrate positive leadership skills, build relationships at all levels and work to a strong person centred value base.  You will lead an innovative business and partnership development team and provide oversight of CANWe solutions, ensuring we maximise trading opportunities and opportunities for innovative growth.  The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of developing high quality, successful proposals and commercial tenders demonstrating excellent project management skills, with the ability to lead and work collaboratively with service teams.

We provide an excellent package of support to ensure you continue to develop your professional skills and expertise and offer flexibility in working arrangements.

To apply:

Please complete Application including the Criminal Record Declaration and Monitoring form and forward these to  by no later than 12 noon on Thursday, 17th January 2019.  Interviews to be held on Thursday, 31st January 2019.  Please note young people will also be involved in the assessment process between 5-6 pm on the day of the interview.

Please complete an application form and forward this to