Vacancy Details

Business Development Manager

A local authority in the Northern Home Counties requires a Business Development Manager

Sue Hill Recruitment
Date Posted 15/06/18
Reference: vm/25253

About the company

A local authority in the Northern Home Counties requires a Business Development Manager to bring additional capacity and commercial expertise to the service. This role is initially for a period of up to 9 months and may be extended. This is a crucial role which will make a huge difference to the future of the library provision.
A number of income generating proposals have already been explored by the Library Service. The post holder will be responsible for project planning and implementing these alongside exploring further opportunities.

What you'll be doing

- The post holder will need to implement activity in a way that is conscious of the impact upon customers and communities and takes into account any political implications.
- Responsible for developing and implementing a sustainable fundraising plan for the library service in order to raise funds and increase awareness and participation amongst individual supporters, organisations and community groups.
- Work with the Library Service Manager to support development of Library Service colleagues to increase commercialism and create and implement a supporter led fundraising plan
- Proactively work in the community to recruit, inspire and motivate individuals, organisations and community groups to fundraise for or donate to the library service.
- Provide excellent supporter care and stewardship of existing supporters undertaking fundraising activities, to include advising on best practice and ensuring income is maximised.
- The postholder will be responsible for leading a programme of work to increase internally commissioned activity.

Main Responsibilities
- Responsible for ensuring that the Library Service is able to achieve its income target through income generating activity and internally commissioned services
- Responsible for leading a programme of work to increase internally commissioned activity
- Provide a supporting and coaching role for other colleagues in the service to enable greater commercialism.
- Produce and implement a marketing and publicity strategy for the Library Service
- Research, evaluate and develop new community fundraising opportunities to raise awareness of the brand and to encourage support.

Why you’ll be hired

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and must have experience supporting public or private sector organisations to develop their business to maximise profit and create an appealing offer for customers.
You will have a good understanding of the support that libraries can provide to communities, and the ethos of trust and neutrality valued by the service and its users as well as a good understanding of the pressures that local authorities are currently facing.

To be considered for this role you will require:
- Relevant qualification, degree or equivalent experience
- Experience working in a senior business development position preferably within the public sector

Why you should apply

This is a challenging role which will make a genuine difference to the library provision of this local authority and the community within it. The salary for this role is competitive and can be disclosed on application.
If you are interested in learning more: Please get in touch on 0207 378 5468 or send your CV to [email protected]

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