Business Development Manager


Employment Type Full time 35 hours per week (a minimum working week of 28 hours would be considered)
Location Remote · UK Home based (occasional travel to London) or office-based (Vauxhall/Hybrid). Some UK travel.
Salary £45,000 - £48,323 (GBP) £45,000 per annum, plus £3,323 London weighting if applicable. Pro rata if part-time.
Team Development
Seniority Mid-level, Senior
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 30th May 2024 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Employee Assistance Programme
Extra holiday
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Team social events
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.51 (520)

Job Description

About Kinship:

Kinship is the leading kinship care charity in England and Wales. We offer kinship carers financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. Our expert advice, information and guidance helps with complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make. We are always there to support them through challenging times and celebrate the good. 

Kinship carers are strong and determined. Together, they are powerful. We help them build communities of support and action by connecting families locally and across England and Wales. 

We are at the heart of kinship networks, partnering with and influencing service providers, local and national government and other organisations. We give everything we have to fight for each family and their rights, changing society until every kinship family is recognised, valued and supported.  

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced and committed Business Development Manager to join our growing charity. Responsible for winning new business and retaining existing contracts to achieve financial and growth targets, this is a pivotal role at Kinship. If you are self-motivated, have experience of producing high quality, successful bids, can think strategically, and love to work collaboratively across teams, we want to hear from you.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead on all commissioning activity at Kinship directly with commissioners and through tendering activity.

  • Lead and support the creation of high-quality bids including writing technical questions and method statements.

  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of Kinship, the external environment, and kinship carers and integrate this knowledge into business development activity and bid production.

Essential requirements include:

  • Experience of successful bid production and bid management – from identification of opportunity through to submission. Track record in successful tendering for retention of contracts and new business.

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal. Able to articulate and translate complex ideas and service delivery models into compelling, structured, and high-quality written propositions.

  • Ability to analyse large volumes of information to develop clear and compelling bids and proposals.

Full job pack can be found here.

Key dates:

  • Application deadline: 5pm on Thursday 30 May

  • Interview date: Thursday 13 June (in-person, London)

Equality Diversity and Inclusion 

Kinship is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion.  We believe our work is greatly enhanced by the varied backgrounds, experiences and views represented within our teams.  We aim to create inclusive teams, celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be their true self at work.   We therefore encourage applications from anyone who fits our values, whatever their religion or belief, sex, gender identity, race, age, sexuality or disability and are actively seeking candidates that can bring real innovation and commitment to us. 

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Thu 30th May 2024


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 30th May 2024