Business Development Officer
We’re looking for a commercially aware individual with excellent project management skills to join us as a Business Development Officer and help us successfully manage a variety of key development projects.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Part of a dynamic services division, our Business Development team maintains and grows Shelter services by securing income, including statutory funded contracts, through competitive tendering. They also develop new, innovative and creative products and services that better meet the needs of our clients. Understanding the markets that Shelter operates in, and researching new markets to create a pipeline of opportunities for services is also part of their remit, as is developing partnerships with organisations that share our values. In short, they do everything they can to help meet the objectives of Shelter’s strategy. And, they need your help.
About the Role
Helping our Business Development Managers to manage development projects from conception to delivery will be your main focus here. That means completing and executing key elements of projects by applying best practice Project Management and Business Development tools. It also means providing project management for the implementation of new services, practices and processes, based on the scale and impact of planned change. Managing piloting and testing activities to support the product development process will be important too. And, when it comes to helping to complete business cases or Pre-Qualification Questionnaires, Tenders and propositions to funders and commissioners, again we'll rely on you.
Knowledge of project planning tools and techniques and an understanding of business planning processes and research techniques will be key to your success. You’ll also need experience of delivering work packages for key projects focused on bringing about fundamental change and enhanced performance. Proactive, results-driven and customer-focused, you have good all-round communication skills, including the ability to influence others. What’s more, you're willing and able to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas or processes when appropriate and proficient using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, email and Internet.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.