Business Development Manager

Contract Type: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 1 July, 2019 - 16:30
Salary Scale
Per Annum
NE Youth Ltd



NE Youth has an exciting and exceptional opportunity for passionate and entrepreneurial individual as the charity wishes to recruit a Business Development Manager with a successful track record generating income and new business opportunities, to grow and expand our services, and ultimately support a wider reach of young people across the North East.


Business Development is at the heart of our three-year strategic plan and the successful candidate, as a member of our senior management, will have the opportunity to play a leading role in organisational growth. With the freedom to implement your own strategies and lead innovation, through the creative exploration of new avenues of business, you will be pivotal in helping us to continue to develop our organisation on its onward journey supporting young people to get involved in their communities, enjoy their lives and achieve their potential!


This is a great role for someone eager to make a significant difference to an amazing youth charity, using the resources we have, and the new ones that we’ll be creating, whilst bringing your own skills, experience and passion to make your own mark.


If you are that person, we believe that we can offer you an outstanding opportunity to develop your career whilst making NE Youth the leading organisation to inspire, involve and engage young people in the North East.


Staff Role


The primary duties for the Business Development Manager are to support the development of new business opportunities and income generation for the organisation. You’ll continue to build upon our current services - retaining current business and generate income for our core, identified areas of work.


You’ll provide both leadership and hands-on support by working alongside the Chief Executive and Head of Operations as one of the Management Team, supported by the Business Development Sub Group, Board of Trustees, NE Youth managers and staff, to create exceptional and successful bid submissions.


You will help develop new, innovative and creative products and services that better meet the needs of young people in the North East, in response to new business opportunities and encouraged to use your excellent relationship development skills to engage both with NE Youth colleagues, with current and potential partners and establishing relationships with key decision makers including commissioners.


You will lead and support all organisational Business Development in order to meet agreed annual robust business, income generation and fundraising targets, whilst developing and growing our current services.


You will have key responsibilities for marketing and communication whilst supporting the evaluation and impact measurement of existing programmes and services, via our online monitoring system (UpShot), so that all learning is channeled into future programme/service design and income generation activity.


Working Hours and Location


This position is a 37.5-hour a week full time post primarily based at NE Youth’s office in the West End of Newcastle, with travel across the city and the region. The hours of work are those necessary to fulfill the requirements of the role. This will involve occasional working unsocial hours in evenings and at weekends as well as during the day.


Organisational Standards


The worker will be expected to work within the principles of NE Youth’s organisational standards and to implement all aspects of its policy. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


How to Apply


To request and application pack, please email Wendy Taylor-Dodd at


Applicants should send a copy of their completed application forms along with their supporting statement (maximum two-sides of A4) to Wendy Taylor-Dodd at


Deadline for applications: 12 Noon on Monday 1st July

Interviews will be held on: Friday 12th July at NE Youth Offices in Newcastle upon Tyne


Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


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