- Based in Ashton under Lyne with regular travel across the North of England
- Salary: £40,000 – £42,000
- Fixed term contract until 30 September 2014, with potential to become permanent
- Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 12 July 2013
- Interviews will be held: Wednesday 17 July 2013
Award winning social enterprise Blue Sky is now seeking a Business Development Director to support their continued growth. Blue Sky provides paid work in the areas of grounds maintenance, waste recycling and catering to people coming out of prison to enable them to move successfully into long term employment.
Blue Sky are looking for an exceptional individual who can work closely with the senior management team to expand Blue Sky’s trading across the North of England. This newly created role is to win new commercial contracts and to develop a consortium of sister organisations to enable continued growth. Offered initially as a fixed term contract to September 2014, it is expected that the role will be made permanent in September. The post holder will be responsible for gathering revenue to fund the permanent position. Blue Sky are in an enviable position with substantial and clear opportunities to win new business and develop the consortium.
As a winner of the 2012 Third Sector Excellence Awards, England’s Social Enterprise of the Year for 2011, and 2010’s Charity Awards winner, Blue Sky’s unique approach to reducing re-offending is attracting considerable attention. Employment is widely recognised as the single biggest factor in reducing re-offending, reducing the probability by up to 50%.
This new role has been made possible through working in partnership with regeneration charity Groundwork, and with funding from the National Offender Management Service Co-Financing Organisation and the European Social Fund.
You will be a positive, driven and determined individual with exceptional communication and influencing skills; able to identify, negotiate and secure high value contract opportunities, commercial relationships and strategic partnerships. You will have proven experience of successfully delivering to challenging targets, identifying and developing opportunities and building high level relationships.
Employed by Groundwork Manchester, Salford, Stockpot, Tameside & Trafford, you will be based in Ashton Under Lyne, with regular travel accorss the North of England, a full UK driving licence and access to own transport is essential.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an information and application pack.
Visit www.blueskydevelopment.co.uk for more information about Blue Sky and www.groundwork.org.uk for more information about Groundwork.