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Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,608 – £44,833
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 12th June 2019

  • Advertised from 24th May 2019
  • Hours: 36.25. Permanent.


At Barnardo's, we believe in children. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need. Now's your opportunity to play a key role in making that happen as you contribute to the growth of Barnardo's Children's Services. This is a rare opportunity to join a thriving national charity, to utilise a wide range of professional and interpersonal skills and to develop the way our services support children.

The post will be based in one of either our Glasgow or Edinburgh office as agreed with the successful candidate.

A high quality writer who is able to communicate ideas on paper effectively and successfully, together with an ability to develop relationships internally and externally is essential in this job. A rigorous attention to detail, and the ability to read and understand tender specifications and provide responses that answer the questions is a key aspect of the work.

You will manage all aspects of proposals, tenders and grant applications, leading the development and delivery of bids, ensuring that we present strong business cases and bids that underpin successful outcomes. In addition, there will be the opportunity to help us develop new services and innovations in priority growth areas, monitor market intelligence, assess commercial and contract risks and work alongside operational colleagues during mobilisation of new services.

Your project management skills may have been developed in any sector, and may need further development, but your commitment to the work we do will be demonstrated by your enthusiasm and ability to learn.

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

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: 12 June 2019

Interviews: 28th June 2019