Business Development Executive

Pertemps Professional Recruitment
Woodford Green, Greater London
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Length of Contract: Permanent
Annual Leave: 25 days per annum
Notice Required: Two months


To generate new business leads and event sponsorship opportunities from the City, Canary Wharf and company regional headquarters to boost our corporate income stream.


Support the growth of corporate income by identifying and profiling new business prospects using a variety of research methods. This includes but is not exclusive of web-based research, industry publications, sector magazines and LinkedIn. 

Maintain the corporate pipeline in conjunction with the senior corporate managers to ensure information is up to date and relevant; and information on prospects is added in a timely fashion. 

Utilise Raiser’s Edge database for prospecting and updating company and key relationship details.

Manage the corporate pipeline by sector and planning approaches to sectors such as construction, technology, banking, telecoms, insurance, hospitality and law.

Regularly measure and report growth and activity across business sectors Cold-calling companies and using networks, including the charity's Trustees and Senior Staff, to identify new prospects for support and the company’s key decision makers 

To work closely with senior corporate managers so they can help move the relationship forward to pitch and presentation stage, where appropriate. 

Write applications for company support where necessary. 

Spot other opportunities for company support including appropriate Gifts in Kind (GIK) in addition to monetary partnerships.

To work with the senior corporate managers to achieve the overall fundraising target through an incremental increase in pitch applications completed, pitch applications won and an increase in challenge event income/participants.

Share information with the Development Manager on corporate trusts and foundations which are identified and to the Major Donor Manager on potential higher value donors.

Identify new sponsorship opportunities and write proposals for key special events – Golf Day, Ball, Business Breakfast, speaker events and Ladies Lunch.


Offer flexible support for the work of the organisation generally, as and when required.

Provide cover for other members of the staff team helping to ensure that the work of the charity's can continue effectively and without interruption.

Take a flexible approach to new duties and responsibilities as required.

To work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation.

Co-operate with all staff in maintaining good relationships with outside agencies and the general public in order to uphold the charity's image and win increased support for its work.

Maintain confidentiality in all areas of work at the charity.

Ensure that your conduct within and outside the charity's does not conflict with professional expectations.

Take responsibility for your continuing professional development.

Attend staff meetings and training as required.

This job description is not a definitive or exhaustive list of responsibilities but identifies the key responsibilities and tasks of the post holder.

The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual performance process.

The charity is committed to Equal Opportunities in Employment and therefore it is our aim to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on grounds of gender, disability, religion, race, colour, sexual orientation, and nationality, ethnic or national origins or is placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

The charity's is responsible under the existing equality and diversity legislation to ensure equality issues are promoted and you are expected to work with the charity to fulfil these obligations, policies and codes of good practice.

Employees must take reasonable care, and be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and to ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for employees, patients and visitors.

The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment