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Director of Bids and Funding

  • Contract
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  • Salary: £70.00 - £80.00 Year
  • Contract
  • Anywhere
  • £70.00 - £80.00 Year
  • Salary: £70.00 - £80.00 Year

Website S Knights Recruitment

We are currently seeking an experienced Director of Bids and Funding to join our client at a pivotal moment in their journey of expansion and progress.

As a key player in this pivotal role, you’ll initiate the cultivation of impactful partnerships with stakeholders and commissioners, driving the delivery of top-tier services and strategic growth across both established and emerging business sectors. Your track record of spotting and seizing growth prospects, venturing into new territories and markets, combined with your talent for nurturing relationships, will be instrumental in propelling the organisation to new heights of success.

Our client have been established for over 35 years with the mission to combat unemployment and social exclusion. They recognise the challenges faced by local residents in accessing employment opportunities within the community, aim to provide additional support to bridge this gap effectively. Upholding commitments to address customer needs, enhance skill sets, and overcome barriers to employment, they prioritise facilitating further opportunities for individuals. Their services have evolved over time with a primary emphasis on fostering individual success in the workplace.

Key Skill requirements:
Cultivating Partnerships and Ensuring Governance
Fostering Stakeholder Engagement and Driving Business Growth
Analysis, Expansion and Bid Management
Business Development

Roles and Responsibilities:
Create and execute a strong stakeholder engagement plan aimed at driving business expansion and fostering positive relationships with key stakeholders.
Collaborate closely with operational counterparts to maintain a thorough understanding of current contract requirements, performance metrics, stakeholder engagement strategies, and existing partnerships.
Establish and maintain open lines of communication with designated commercial partners to ensure mutual comprehension of business objectives and strategies.
Establish and execute frameworks and procedures to guarantee efficient governance and assurance of commercial partnerships.
Foster and nurture both commercial and strategic partnerships to leverage opportunities for business growth. Collaborate closely with partners to devise mutually advantageous initiatives.
Harness stakeholder and commissioner connections to gather insights and pinpoint upcoming prospects. Strengthen the organisational new business pipeline by offering valuable intelligence and information.
Partner with the Research and Development team and operational divisions to forge partnerships that bolster future bidding and expansion prospects.
Support bid preparation, facilitate supply chain sign-offs, assist in post-tender negotiations, aid in bid implementation, collaborate on proposal co-design with commercial partners, and share comprehensive insights with Commercial Directorate colleagues.

If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for driving business growth through effective partnerships, we invite you to apply. Join us in shaping the future of our clients organisation and contributing to their continued success!

S Knights Recruitment are a specialist Employability and Skills recruitment agency. We recruit for Colleges and Training Providers across the UK.

Reference: SA4615
Salary: £70,000 – £80,000
Location: National – Hybrid


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