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Top job! Business Development Manager (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

  • Part time
  • £35,608 – £48,499 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 28th June 2022

  • Advertised from 14th June 2022
  • plus £312 Office at Home Allowance. Permanent. 20 hours per week.
  • 12673


This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving national charity, as part of a high-performing, ambitious Business Development team. You will use a wide range of commercial and interpersonal skills to develop the way our services support children, young people and families.

The core area of your work will be working with teams of Barnardo's colleagues to produce compelling proposals to commissioners and partners. As such, you'll be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to elicit and articulate great ideas
  • Strong written and spoken communication

You will be a skilled writer, communicating ideas effectively on paper with an ability to analyse large volumes of information to develop clear and compelling responses to tenders. It is critical that you can build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the development of proposals and service design.

You will manage all aspects of proposals and tenders, leading the development and delivery of bids, working to deadlines, 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 in Children's Services in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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. In Business Development we are a supportive team, with stimulating and challenging work and extensive opportunities to learn and to help Barnardo's transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

This is a part-time role, 20 hours per week; the working pattern will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework. The needs of this particular post will require some travel to a base in one of the following three locations: Belfast, Glasgow or Edinburgh. Must be able to go to the office approximately one day a week, and be willing to travel occasionally across the nations as the business requires.


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

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date:28 June 2022

Interviews will be held online on 3 or 4 August 2022 and will include an unseen task.