Permanent | Full Time (37.5 hrs per week)  | Enham Alamein | £35,000  

Are you an exceptional business development professional looking to make a difference?  We are looking for an experienced Business Development Manager to join our income generation team to drive our ambitious growth strategy, extending the reach and impact of the charity.  Enham Trust is a leading disability charity supporting 6000 disabled people each year to live, work and enjoy life. 

The primary purpose of the role is to lead the Trust’s work to identify, prepare for, and submit high-quality competitive tenders and bids for new business opportunities, and to retain existing contracts.

As our Business Development Manager, you will also support the fundraising team in delivering a comprehensive programme of charitable grant applications, with a focus on larger applications to charitable trusts and foundations.

We are looking for a strong collaborator that is comfortable working independently and able to make a big difference to Enham! If this sounds like a role you would excel in then, please do get in touch!

As our Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring market sectors that provide tender growth opportunities for the Trust and provide insight to the Senior Leadership Team and service lead to inform service development and to aid the trust in becoming tender ready.
  • Attend market engagement and tender opportunity events, working with the service leads and Deputy Director of Income Generation to understand market opportunities at an early stage and develop commissioner relationships.
  • Establish systems and methods to develop competitor intelligence in target competitive tendering sectors.
  • Lead on project management process, working with cross functional teams and the Deputy Director of Income Generation to ensure high quality and timely tender and bid submissions.
  • Working with operational experts act as lead writer on method statements.

What we are looking for from you!

  • Demonstrable track record of generating 7 figure income annually with a high % success rate.
  • Previous experience of drafting high quality, engaging proposals to secure contracts from local authorities, CCG’s or other statutory authorities.
  • Experience in writing fundraising applications for Trusts, Foundations and Lottery Funding.
  • Strong understanding of how charities work and the challenges that you will need to overcome.

Some of the perks!

  • Rising holiday entitlement starting at 33 days including statutory bank holidays
  • Discounted healthcare membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme with matched employer contributions up to 6%
  • Flexi-time arrangements (dependant on job role)
  • Learning and Development scheme offering you internal and external training


The closing date for this vacancy is 8th February 2022.

***Please note that we will be conducting a rolling programme of short-listing and interviewing and reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time, therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity.*** 


Enham Trust is accredited as a Disability Confident Leader; as part of this commitment all disabled applicants, who meet the minimum criteria, will be guaranteed an interview. To be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme it’s vital that you declare your disability, impairment or long-term health condition when you apply.

Enham Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from all eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy or maternity status.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, provide two references and proof of right to work in the UK.