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Business Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £24,000 – £30,000 pro-rata
  • Trident House, Paisley
  • Closing 17th May 2019

  • Advertised from 29th April 2019
  • 20 hour per week, £12,000 - £15,000 dependent on experience.


Job Summary

Bakhsh Foundation is a small, Renfrewshire based charity only recently commencing its organisational activity. We are seeking an experienced, part-time business development manager to join our team to ensure we succeed in our ambitious growth and development plans.

Job Description

As a business development manager, you will be responsible for the growth of the Bakhsh Foundation. An ideal candidate would be a highly productive, multi-tasker who is confident in all aspects of business development and who is able to work independently. As part of a small team, you will work to identify and source funding opportunity whilst also contributing towards organisational strategy. Candidates should be comfortable working with an organisation in the initial stages of its development.

As a business development manager, you will:

  • Identify, source and secure reputable funding opportunity through bids, grants and tenders
  • Have experience developing and submitting bid/tender/grant applications
  • Be responsible for ensuring fundraising activities are compliant with all relevant fundraising, ISO and other regulatory or governance requirement
  • Create a strategic plan for the growth of the organisation and feel confident in implementing this
  • Identify areas of growth for the charity, including through potential partnerships and projects
  • Scope and cost pipeline of projects aligned to our mission & create strategy to implement these tactics
  • Be involved in the implementation of charity projects
  • Maintain excellent relations with our donors and supporters, maximise our charitable income and raise awareness of the organisation and the service we provide
  • Complete organisational audits and suggest development opportunity based on such

Personal Specification

Qualifications: Essential

Relevant qualification necessary, candidates should be able to provide proof of this upon interview.

Experience: Essential

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a business development role is essential, third sector experience desirable. Applicant must have experience in strategy design, demonstrating an ability to implement this to produce tangible results.


  • Excellent communication and IT skills
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship building
  • Strong problem-solving and creative skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Proactive work approach/ability to work independently
  • Strategy Design and Implementation
  • Fundraising/ Bid/ Tenders Application#
  • Networking

Application notes

Please download and complete application form and attach with a CV and a cover letter.

For further information on this role contact Hannah Scally, Marketing Manager via

Closing date: 17th May 2019