Business Development Manager

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

£39,158 + 9% pension contribution

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

Reference: NTXTF585520

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 19th March 2021  

Business Development Manager
Hours negotiable between 0.8 - 1 FTE
£39,158 + 9% pension contribution 

Help us achieve more for nature’s recovery and our community!

Wildscapes Consultancy is a successful social enterprise and CIEEM Registered practice delivering professional ecological, land management and nature-based solutions that work for businesses, people and wildlife. All profits from the consultancy are returned to Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, the parent company, to help fund their charitable work conserving the natural environment and connecting people with nature.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager to join us. The main purpose of this role is to lead business development to grow the consultancy across all activities. This role also forms part of the Executive Team and will work with the Trust CEO and Consultancy Board to set the strategic direction and grow the social enterprise, developing business plans and agreeing and setting financial targets. 

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Securing new work and realising new business opportunities for all aspects of the organisations activity
  • Coordinating the business plan, working with the teams to agree targets, resources and growth plans whilst overseeing budgets and finances
  • Identifying new business opportunities and key contacts through internal and external networks
  • Securing new contract framework opportunities, putting new systems in place and securing accreditation as required
  • Developing business cases for investment, helping the Trust secure grants or loans as appropriate
  • Developing, testing and marketing new products and services
  • Actively seeking out opportunities and taking forward the long-term strategic development of both the Trust and Wildscapes

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable track record of delivering business growth, ideally in the conservation, land management and / or ecology and planning sectors
  • Substantial experience of working at senior level or above, successfully securing, managing and delivering contracts in a commercial or social enterprise environment
  • Strong networking skills with the ability to secure new business and contracts
  • Experience of managing a team, ideally multi-disciplinary
  • Experience of developing and maintaining excellent customer / client relationships across a range of organisations (local authorities, government agencies, infrastructure contractors, housing developers, community groups, water companies etc)
  • An excellent understanding of business development and how to successfully bring products and services to market
  • An understanding of tendering and frameworks, ideally in the land management and / or environmental sector
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Full driving licence

The closing date for this role is 12 noon, Friday 19th March 2021

Interviews will be held 29th & 30th March 2021

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