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Business Development Partner

Contract Type
Home Based
37,000 - 40,000
Expiry Date
We are looking for a Business Development Partner to join our national business development team. If you are passionate, motivated and have a thirst for success then we want to hear from you.

Job Description

About We Are With You

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. 

We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online. 

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support. 

We Are With You.

About the job

We are looking for a Business Development Partner to join our national business development team.  If you are passionate, motivated and have a thirst for success then we want to hear from you.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an experienced, high performing, business development partner to join our national team. The core aims of the BDP role are to generate and grow business; leading the iterative development and design of With You’s models and offers and engaging markets to grow our service delivery. 

The post holder will develop strong relationships, working closely alongside our excellent local operational teams and a range of external stakeholders to manage We Are With You’s pipeline of work for your area.   

You will lead the development of the South pipeline, predominantly the South East and London, attending market engagement events, meeting commissioners, creating and developing partnerships to ensure that our solution truly meets the needs of local communities and makes recovery a reality for everyone.

You will be experienced in understanding user need and market analysis as part of a service design process. Prioritisation and project management skills are essential to ensure these developments are robustly designed and able to be implemented well. 

You will have experience leading tender submissions, specifically bidding for local authority contracts and statutory funding, and be skilled at designing service solutions within our core and secondary markets, including drugs, alcohol and mental health, for all ages in community and criminal justice settings.

The post works closely with bid writers and operational teams to translate service design into bids (tenders, statutory funding applications, business cases and proposals). Strong communication skills are essential; facilitating research and design and marketing for both internal and external audiences, you’ll be an inspiring presenter who engages people. 

If you are passionate about the work we do, have a good track record in business development and are skilled in service solution design, then this is a great organisation to work for with a role with great scope to make a difference.

Further information about this job

This a permanent full time role for 37.5 hours per week. 

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

A London Weighting allowance may be available.

Interviews will be held on 4th February 2021, virtually on Google Meet.

For more information contact Felicity Simpkin, Associate Director of Business Development via email; or mobile; 07810756930.

Benefits of working with us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance benefit scheme
  • Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. We actively welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to ensure we have an inclusive and representational workforce for all our staff and clients.

With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to deliver our services where at all possible bearing in mind social/physical distancing.  Our recruitment may be completed remotely where necessary to ensure we adhere to any government guidance.  

We are only able to employ people who have the legal right to work in the UK.  All applicants will need to provide evidence of this before we can confirm unconditional offers of employment.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim.  If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references as part of the selection process for this role, including from your current or most recent employer.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

For more details or to discuss further please email