Assistant Director of Business Development

Hybrid Working Model
£43,096 - £59,302 (Full Time Equivalent) plus £312 Office at Home Allowance
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

Assistant Director of Business Development (South East) (12600)

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 36.25

Salary: £43,096 - £59,302 (Full Time Equivalent) plus £312 Office at Home Allowance

Closing Date: 29 June 2022

Interview Date: 11 July 2022 (London)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving national charity, as part of a high-performing, ambitious Business Development team who are pivotal in driving forward commercial growth, service innovation, partnership working and influencing work.

Do you have strong, proven commercial acumen? Do you have great people skills? If so, now is the perfect time to join Barnardo's to make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children, young people and families in the UK.

As an Assistant Director of Business Development for our South East region, you will be leading a team of Business Development Managers and a Business Development Executive to deliver better outcomes to more children through achieving business growth and securing commercial income. You will be working closely with our Children's Services, Finance, and HR colleagues along with other key stakeholders in order to develop high quality and risk assured bids and proposals.

Our South East region is highly successful in securing contracts to deliver services. You will be building on their successes, with a business pipeline of high value and sometimes complex contracts to win and re-secure. To do this successfully, you will have:

  • a strong track record of securing commercial income growth based on developing winning bids and proposals
  • exacting attention to quality and detail and be highly organised
  • an eye for spotting opportunities and commercial risks
  • great people, presenting, persuasion and negotiation skills

You will be adept at building relationships across Barnardo's, Local Government, Health, other statutory agencies and delivery partners. This combination of skills and experience will see you thrive as a respected and valued Assistant Director of Business Development. Does this sound like an exciting challenge? If so, I look forward to meeting you.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification and Job Description. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address. 


Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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