Business Development Lead

Turning Tides
Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex
Contract type: 
22.5 hours per week
Salary £30,000 (pro rata £17,994) per annum
Deadline for applications: 
Monday, 29 April 2019 - 9:00am

The Business Development Lead is an exciting new role and an opportunity to work for an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of local people and to the communities it serves.

Turning Tides mission is to end local homelessness in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. The charity has grown significantly over the last five years to be able to achieve this. In 2018 we acquired accommodation in East Grinstead, opened a 34 bed assessment centre in Worthing and set up an assertive outreach service to rough sleepers across Mid Sussex. We have over 100 staff and 300 volunteers.

We are looking for someone with outstanding communication and writing ability, with experience of working in a business development or bid writing role within the voluntary, public or private sector.

You will be working closely with the Head of Development, to further scope and maximise opportunities for Turning Tides that will increasing our income generation. You will be responsible for researching new funding opportunities in order to continue to deliver new services and programmes to be able to meet our mission to end local homelessness.

You will lead on the completion of large trusts and grant applications, alongside writing significant proportions of tenders, ably incorporating feedback from colleagues as appropriate. The role will require creativity and innovative thinking, and the ability to bring internal teams and external stakeholders together to develop projects, proposals and ideas.

You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. Good IT Skills are a must.

We offer a range of benefits including 25 days annual leave rising annually up to 28 days and flexible working arrangements. We are committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities and there will be a comprehensive induction and training package for all new staff.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website. Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.

Closing date for vacancies: Monday 29th April 2019 at 9am

Interview date: Thursday 9th May 2019

No agencies please.

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Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered.