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Head of Business Development

Head of Business Development

This is an exciting time to join UK Youth as the Head of Business Development as we look to build on the success of our current partnerships with well-known funders and corporate partners.

We’re looking for someone with a track record of programme development and writing successful funding bids, and someone who is passionate about supporting young people and thrives working in a dynamic, ambitious and creative organisation.

This is initially a fixed term maternity cover however there may be the potential for the role to become permanent.

About UK Youth

UK Youth provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together we offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.

About the Role

UK Youth are recruiting for a Head of Business Development to join the growing Partnerships & Fundraising team. We are looking for someone with a good attention to detail, experience of programme development and managing budgets and who is able to juggle competing priorities in a fast paced environment.

You will be responsible for the end to end process of bid development from identifying opportunities and cultivating leads; developing high quality proposals; and building relationships with prospective partners to ensure the attainment of funding. Whilst your role supports activity across the organisation you will have a focus on securing funding for our portfolio of National Skills Development Programmes.
Building on an incredible base of successful partnerships with well-known brands and funders (such as Microsoft, UPS, Coca Cola European Partners, National Lottery Community Fund, Sport England, and Spirit 2012) you will be responsible for unlocking funding from corporate partners, Trusts & Foundations as well as various government departments including Home Office, DCMS and DfE.

This a senior role and you will work closely with the Director of Partnerships and Fundraising, Senior Leadership Team and Management Teams as well as line managing a Business Development Manager and Bid Writer

Why work at UK Youth?

We are a passionate and committed team offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as optional out of work social events such as bowling, tennis, baking and karaoke.

This role will be located at our new Head Office in Westminster. With multiple public transport links, a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, the river Thames, cafes, bars and shops. We also benefit from a staffed reception, 24 hour access, showers and cycle storage, with a modern kitchen and communal spaces as well as free fruit and breakfast provided for all staff.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

We also encourage candidates who would like to work part time or as a job share to apply.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. We can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate’s needs.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.

How to apply
To apply please forward a CV together with a one page supporting statement to or click “Apply now” below.

Please ensure you fully address the criteria in the person specification and state your salary expectations. Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification below.

Closing date for applications will be Monday 22 July 2019 and interviews will take place on the week commencing 29 July 2019.

Position: Head of Business Development

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You are also invited to complete and return the attached Equality & Diversity Monitoring form. The information on the form will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes. The form will not be treated as part of the application. Please return this to

Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered. If you have not completed a supporting statement but would like to submit one you can email this to and we will consider it as part of your application. Due to our limited resources if we have not contacted you within 21 days after the closing date unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion. We would like to be able to write to every UK Youth applicant individually, but must use our limited HR resources carefully. We hope you understand our policy on this matter.

Please note that successful applicants for vacancies with UK Youth will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check as a condition of employment

Deborah Woolf
Head of People

Base Salary
£ 38,000 - £ 48,000, dependant on experience
Other Benefits

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)

Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)

Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary

15% off at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery.

Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally

We are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone at UK Youth. Every staff member is entitled to 1 days paid development per calendar year in addition to the 2 days charity wide staff training days as well as volunteering leave one full day or two half days per calendar year.

Working Hours
We are a flexible employer and will to consider applicants applying for this role on working on a part time, flexible basis or job share basis, this will be subject to operation need. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as part of this role.
Job Location
London, some travel is required across the UK, London, London, UK
Employment Type
This role initially a fixed term maternity cover however there may be the potential for the role to become permanent.