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Business Development Manager - 6402

Save the Children


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Save the Children UK as a Business Development Manager and champion the future of children worldwide through strategic partnership formation and impactful program development.


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£35000 - £46000

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Farringdon, London/Home-based - Remote

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In-person- Farringdon United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Save the Children UK is dedicated to changing the lives of children across the globe by providing health, education, and protection. We're at the forefront of responding to crises, advocating for children's rights, and creating sustainable change for millions, including the most marginalized.

  • Role Summary:
    • Identify and secure funding through bids from major donors and foundations.
    • Lead interdisciplinary teams to craft high-quality proposals.
    • Focus on grants and contracts that drive large-scale impact for children.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Proven expertise in securing complex tenders/grants from entities like DFID, World Bank.
    • Strong experience in partnership formation and negotiations.
    • Skilled in proposal design and development with an emphasis on compelling narratives.
    • Ability to coordinate quality reviews and ensure excellent proposals.
  • Benefits:
    • Comprehensive benefits including Cycle to Work Scheme, EAP, Eye Care, and more.
    • Pension & Life Assurance, Equipment Allowance, Employee Benefits Platform.
    • Access to Apprenticeship Scheme, Generous Annual Leave, and Flexible Working.
    • Opportunities for Learning & Development, Parental and Special Leave provisions.

Please note employment is contingent upon satisfactory police record checks, references, and eligibility to work documentation.

Save the Children UK is an organization that believes every child deserves a future. We work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We are always among the first to respond when crisis strikes and children are most vulnerable, ensuring children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

The role of the Business Development Manager is to identify, develop and win bids from major institutional donors and trusts and foundations that act like institutions. This will enable Save the Children UK to resource its global strategies by securing programmes which deliver impact at scale for children. You will also lead bid teams comprising technical, operational and finance experts, to ensure high quality proposals, both for priority grant-funded and service-contract opportunities.

Job requirements include a track record in coordinating, writing and securing large and/or complex tenders or grants for DFID, World Bank or other major bilateral or multi-lateral donors. Experience in partnership formation and negotiating business and management arrangements for bids with partner organisations is also required. You should have experience on leading and/or contributing on proposal design and development including writing compelling narratives, as well as co-ordinating and ensuring quality reviews of the proposals.

Benefits of working with us include a Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Eye Care, Flu Jabs, Season Ticket Loan, Pension & Life Assurance, Remote Equipment Allowance, Employee Benefits Platform, Apprenticeship Scheme, Annual Leave, Flexible Working, Learning & Development, Parental Leave, and Special Leave.

Please note that any employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date: a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable), receipt of satisfactory references, and proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role.


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