2072 – Business Development Manager

General description

On a cover letter along with your CV, In no more than 500 words for each question please give a written response to:

  1. How you meet the Hafan Cymru values of Fairness, Versatility, Integrity and Being Inspirational.
  2. What do you think are the key business development challenges and opportunities faced by organisations such as Hafan Cymru.

 Job Description

We are looking for a highly experienced business development professional with experience of the Social Care and/or 3rd Sector to join our ambitious team and play a leading role in our growth and development.



To identify and manage business development opportunities for the Association by establishing and retaining business growth that supports the Associations aims and objectives.

A key aspect of the role is to establish and maintain productive relationships with partner agencies, commissioners and funders, and relevant organisations and individuals to increase revenue.


Business Development Job Spec.

  • Develop a funding strategy that identifies funding opportunities in line with the organisation’s strategic direction and business priorities.
  • Research, draft and implement commercial/business development plans and strategies.
  • Identify and prepare high quality competitive tender submissions for a variety of commissioners. Collaborate with key teams within Hafan Cymru such as operations, HR and finance on preparing and submitting tender opportunities.
  • Work with external stakeholders and partners, building relationships and collaborating on business opportunities.
  • Focus on growing income streams and creating a plan for business growth.
  • Develop a stakeholder map to manage existing relationships and identify/develop new relationships.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude that inspires co-workers and clients to grow the business.
  • Actively perform market research and analyse opportunities.
  • Identify issues/risks to business growth and plan mitigating actions.
  • Support Project Managers and project teams to comply with any financial and legal obligations detailed in contracts, grant agreements, etc.
  • Complete reports to funders / commissioners as required
  • Being aware of market trends and competitors.
  • Promote Hafan Cymru by attending meetings, conferences and events.
  • Monitor the publication of opportunities via online portals (e.g. Proactis, E-tenderWales, Sell2Wales, and Bravo Solutions etc.).
  • Keep effective records of funding bids, reports and communications.
  • Evaluate and filter opportunities to ensure alignment with strategic plans.
  • Provide the Business Development Director and the Chief Executive with accurate and timely reports on activity.





  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience.



  • Experience, and proven success of working in a senior business development role.
  • Experience of working as a senior manager.
  • Experience of writing successful tenders/funding applications preferably in the Social Care, Health and Third Sector.
  • Experience of developing relationships with partner organisations preferably in Social Care, Health and Third Sector.
  • Experience of representing an organisation at senior management level within a multi-agency environment, preferably in Social Care, Health and Third Sector.
  • Experience of researching and providing data and information relative to the tender/funding applications.
  • Experience of using web technologies and online procurement systems.
  • Experience of writing to a high quality standard.


Knowledge and Skills

  • An understanding of the ‘market’ in which Hafan Cymru operates and of the social care sector in Wales.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Project management experience.
  • Able to work to deadlines.
  • Able to deliver multiple projects within required timescales.
  • Able to develop working relationships internal and external Stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, organised and with a keen eye for detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Ability to navigate and manage effective tendering processes and systems.
  • Ability to produce quality reports presentations.



  • A full driving licence and car available for work.



Post: Business Development Manager

Reference: 2072

Term: Permanent

Salary: £36,058

Weekly Hours: 37

Area: Flexible

Office Location: Flexible

Welsh Essential?: N/A

Application Closing Date:
12.00pm 25/01/2021

Interview Details:

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Please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@hafancymru.co.uk

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