Business Development Manager

Are you looking for a job where you can make a positive difference in someone’s life? At Bexley Mencap we can offer you that.

We are looking for a dynamic and driven Business Development Manager who can spearhead our fundraising initiatives, lead the development of new projects and support organisational change to facilitate the growth of our services.

You will be part of the Senior Leadership Team, playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organisation to maximise the positive impact that we have on our member’s lives.  Starting with a strong foundation to build upon, you will lead on fundraising activities and service development to support our exciting new strategy.

The role will include:

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies to enable us to diversify our funding and become more sustainable
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for new projects, leading on the development of proposals, timelines and budgets
  • Work closely with the senior leadership team to identify areas for growth and increasing capacity
  • Support the growth of the organisation and change required to deliver our strategy

This post is 21 hours per week on a fixed-term contract for 12 months (contract extension based on funding).

Salary: £38,000 (full time equivalent) (£22,800 pro rata)

To apply please send your CV and covering letter via the button below.

*An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate, paid for by Bexley Mencap (T&Cs apply)

What We're Looking For

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated success in securing funding from diverse sources and exceeding fundraising targets.
  • Strong strategic planning and analytical skills, with the ability to identify opportunities and develop effective strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Able to develop rapport and build strong relationships with a wide range of people, including people with learning disabilities and their families, commissioners and funders
  • Excellent time management, organisational and administrative skills
  • A high level of literacy with experience of proofreading and editing reports
  • Strong computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft 365 tools, Canva and CRM systems
  • Demonstrate good understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the charity sector


  • Proven experience in fundraising, business development, or project management within the charity sector.
  • Experience with change management processes and driving organisational growth and development.
  • Understanding of impact measurement and reporting
  • Experience of leading a team including coaching, wellbeing and development

Values and Personal Qualities

  • Have a passion for, or interest in, supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to promote equal opportunities, diversity and safeguarding
  • Able to influence people to positively participate and quickly build rapport with others
  • Calm under pressure
  • Pro-active and confident to work without direct supervision
  • Uses initiative and creativity to make decisions or recommend solutions to challenges
  • Always looking for ways to improve service

What we provide

  • 30 days annual leave (inc. bank holidays)
  • 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year (not taken from annual leave)
  • Flexible working
  • Full training with access to accredited courses for contracted staff
  • Shopping discounts via free Blue Light Card 
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free and confidential access to health portal, counselling and support
  • Enhanced leave
  • Free tea and coffee

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To apply please send a CV and cover letter using the button below