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Business Development Manager

Banstead, Surrey
Full Time,Part Time
Leadership 2, starting salary £51,000
18th November 2021
Start Date
As soon as possible
6th December 2021 11:59 PM
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Job ID
Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1190486

Are you looking to be part of a large academy Trust, that is seeking innovation to secure a sustainable future?

GLF Schools is seeking to recruit an experienced and imaginative Business Professional to identify and deliver the next phase of business development across our Trust.

Your opportunity

We are looking for an individual that has a proven track record of business development and project management who can take an entrepreneurial approach to identifying solutions, whilst remaining true to our core purpose of providing our children and young people with the best start in life.

This is an incredibly rewarding opportunity to not only work closely with some of our 41 schools, spread across the South East from Oxfordshire to Croydon, but also to become a key member of the Trust’s central team.

This post may be based in either of our central offices in Banstead or Camberley; we support colleagues to work flexibly, and this role may be carried out remotely. An important aspect of the role will be to build positive relationships with each of our schools, and to understand the opportunities for each of our school sites, therefore a willingness and ability to travel will be essential.

We are looking to recruit for a full-time post but would consider applications for a part time position as a job share or a term time only contract; please state clearly on your application if you are looking for a part time or term time position.

We are looking for candidates located in any of our 3 regions, listed below:

West and Oxfordshire - Camberley, Sunbury, Wokingham, Lightwater, Banbury, Didcot

Central - West Ewell, Cheam, Banstead, Epsom

South East - Wandsworth, Croydon, Caterham, Merstham, Redhill, Crawley, Horsham

What we are looking for

Someone who has;

  • The ability to juggle priorities within a diverse portfolio of work
  • Experience of developing and delivering projects, ideally within an education or not for profit environment
  • Experience of grant writing and securing sponsorship
  • A track record of delivering high quality service
  • Experience of relationship management
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to deal with a variety of stakeholders
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to working as part of a team

Thrive in a Career at GLF

GLF Schools is a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Wellbeing
  • Career Pathways and Talent Management
  • Staff Benefits
  • Community and Collaboration
  • Valued worker scheme

All associate staff at GLF Schools are enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme, a defined benefit pension scheme.

The Details

Hours - Full time over 52 weeks

Salary - Leadership 2, starting salary £51k with 26 days annual leave

Start Date - As soon as available

Closing date – 6 December 2021

Interview date – 15 December 2021 


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.