Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager We are looking for an outstanding and energetic Business Development Manager at Conservative Campaign Headquarters to build on our fundraising success. Reporting directly to the Head of Fundraising, this role will play a pivotal part in supporting our Treasurer’s department to recruit new members of our major donor clubs. The Donor Clubs provide the Party with consistent funding and have been the foundation for The Party’s fundraising since 2000. This position will be both challenging and fast paced, requiring an ambitious individual. A key member of the fundraising directorate, you will be responsible for leading our new member activity, building and implementing our strategy and growing our membership base ever further. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is highly motivated with an entrepreneurial edge. You will be brilliant at building relationships at a senior level and possess the ability to persuade, influence and inspire. Your main responsibilities will be: - Research and build a clear knowledge of target members, to develop and manage a pipeline of opportunities/new relationships for The Conservative Party. Sourcing new business, from which will include; published lists, existing donor club members, parliamentary contacts, senior volunteers, our network of contacts and affiliate groups. Be entirely responsible for a portfolio of new member propositions and the continuous process and revising that portfolio Devise approaches to prospective members and deliver high quality, innovative and engaging pitches to position The Conservative Party Work closely with the existing Treasurers’ department to ensure a cohesive organisation approach to maximise revenue. Your essential skills will be: - Proven experience in fundraising and new business development Proven experience of building long term relationships with senior stakeholders Ambition and tenacity. A self-starter, with strong negotiation skills Ability to work well in a team and autonomously, and manage own workload Effective written and oral communication skills Strong listening, organisational and multi-tasking skills Ability to engage with business leaders, senior supporters of the party, politicians and their offices An interest in politics and a commitment to the Conservative Party Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Access Because of the nature of the organisation and role, this role requires regular travel. WE ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM PERSONS AUTHORISED TO WORK WITHIN THE UK We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and appoint on merit.