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Business Manager

Shaping Our Lives
Closing date
1 Mar 2021

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The Business Manager will be responsible for Shaping Our Lives strategic and business planning and associated financial and operational management. Included in this is the management of a four year grant from the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) which supports Shaping Our Lives transition to a sustainable operating model.

Shaping Our Lives is embarking on an exciting period of growth. We have received a four year grant to expand our services, transform our identity and raise the profile of our work. Shaping Our Lives is also collaborating with King's College London and a number of other universities, to deliver Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded initiatives that will have significant impact on the future of user involvement and co-production practice.

We are looking for someone who can grow our income through developing our paid for services and applying for grant funding. You will be confident in developing strategic and business plans, developing strong relationships with external partners and be an ambassador for the inclusive involvement of people from diverse communities.

The post holder must also be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge about working inclusively and accessibly. An understanding of the culture and ethos of a small user-led organisation would be an advantage.

About Shaping Our Lives

We are a user-led organisation that hosts a national network of user-led groups, service users and disabled people. We specialise in user-led research and inclusive involvement practice ensuring that diverse and excluded communities are represented in the policy making, planning and delivery of health and social care services.

Our vision is a society in which everyone has equal life chances and support for independent living. A society which prioritises inclusion.

Further Details

£32,000 per annum (£19,200 pro rata for 3 days a week/21 hours per week between Monday to Friday)

Four year contract, part-time

Benefits: 3% Employer contribution to pension and 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata).

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and proof of right to work in the UK.

Please read the attached document containing the Job Description and Person Specification and then complete the attached Application Form. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19th February 2021 at 23.30.

Interviews will be held remotely because of the risk from Covid19.

Shaping Our Lives is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people from diverse and often excluded communities.

Thank you for your interest in Shaping Our Lives.
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