Senior Business Development Manager

Company:  Prince's Trust

Contract Type: Permanent 

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 23:59 on 4th January 2022

Salary: £29,000.00 to £42,000.00 dependent on location and experience

Location: Flexible


The Prince's Trust is a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people through a range of proven programmes, with three in four achieving a positive outcome.


We’re looking for someone who is engaging, driven, organised and great at building relationships with stakeholders from all levels. And of course, genuinely passionate about supporting Young People. 

In this exciting and varied role, you will be responsible for developing and securing new corporate partnerships that support the new business strategy for The Trust’s key metropolitan areas across England, Scotland and Wales. Working across traditional and emerging future economy sectors, you will research and cultivate partnership opportunities that will fund our programmes within Employability, Education and Enterprise.


With an income target of £500k+ you will also be responsible for managing and developing a Business Development Executive within the place-based mini-team. This role requires an ability to harness the support from regional and sector specific Volunteer Boards who open up their networks. Alongside your flair for fundraising, you will have strong influencing skills and have an ability to work collaboratively with internal colleagues within fundraising, marketing and events.


You will work alongside the Head of Business Development to support our organisational strategy and 2025 Funding Plan. This team has significant scope for growth in line with The Trust’s place-based fundraising strategies, which will include developing a long-term business development strategy for the SME market.


Excellent relationship management skills will be second nature to you, with the ability to relate to people at all levels within potential corporate partners as well as within The Prince's Trust.  You will be organised and a strong project manager, confident in solving problems and securing financial targets.


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Why we need Senior Business Development Managers:


Last year, we helped more than 70,000 young people, with three in four young people on our programmes, move into work, education or training. 


The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues or some have been in trouble with the law. Our job is to inspire and support young people, to help them reach their potential so that they can thrive and society can prosper.  


We believe all young people should have the chance to succeed, and that young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.


Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible working! Where operationally possible, you can work hours to fit in with, school hours or care arrangements for example and you can also work from home.
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • In-house learning platform! Develop your skills for your career and your role
  • The Trust will contribute 5% of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)


Here at The Prince's Trust, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives.


We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBT Network). For more information, click here.


The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.



We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

Req ID: 1250 


Manchester, GB, M4 6JG Bristol, GB, BS1 6BY Benwell, GB, NE15 6UN Birmingham, GB, B5 6DR Leeds, GB, LS1 5AW London, GB, E3 4QA Glasgow, GB, G5 9JP London, GB, SE1 8EG

Date added:  24-Nov-2021

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