Position title
Head of Business Development

Job Title: Head of Business Development

Reports To: Managing Director

Employer: Red Rose Recovery Lancashire

Base: Hybrid: Home and office working at our main office in Preston

Hours: Full Time (negotiable)

Salary:  £41,100 – £46,035 plus Commission Structure (Negotiable Dependent on Experience)

You can download the recruitment pack for this role by clicking here.

Job Summary:

Red Rose Recovery was established as a charity in 2012 and has become nationally recognised as a pioneering organisation in developing recovery systems and creating opportunities for people affected by multiple disadvantages.

As a Lived Experience Recovery Organisation, our staff’s personal and relatable experience provides inspiration and hope to people who are struggling to find a way forward. We work with a wide range of partner organisations in many different settings to build accessible and inclusive pathways for personal development and recovery.

The Head of Business Development is a new role in Red Rose Recovery’s Senior Management Structure and will be a pivotal role in the ongoing growth and sustainability of the charity. The role will focus on the diversification of income generation with a particular focus and expertise in bid-writing, fundraising and private sector investment.

The postholder will work closely with the Managing Director and other senior managers in identifying and leading on the development of all grant and commissioning opportunities, an annual fundraising calendar of activities, and the development of key private, statutory and third sector relationships with a key remit of transactional relationships.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead on all aspects of Business Development by identifying opportunities for growth and sustainability in line with the values and strategic aims of the charity.
  • Identify and develop both grant funding and commissioning opportunities.
  • Develop an annual calendar of fundraising events.
  • Develop and manage relationships with businesses across the private, statutory and third sector, with a key remit of developing transactional relationships (CSR/ESG).
  • Identify and develop key sector award and recognition opportunities.
  • To lead on the diversification of new business development opportunities e.g. Housing.
  • To plan and manage own delegated workload on a day-to-day basis.
  • Liaise with external agencies as required.
  • Maintain an effective reporting system.
  • To remain up to date and compliant with mandatory training requirements.



  • Always ensure health and safety compliance.
  • To always maintain confidentiality.
  • To adhere to all relevant policies and procedures.
  • To establish and maintain a positive working relationship with service providers, commissioners, stakeholders, and other partner agencies.
  • To undertake training as identified via personal development planning process,
  • To undertake other duties commensurate to the grade of the post.
  • The postholder must have a valid, full UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle during working hours.


Vetting and Clearances:

  • The post holder is also expected to have Enhanced DBS clearance.
  • Any changes that may affect DBS status may result in termination of post.


The range of duties and responsibilities outlined above are indicative only and are intended to give a broad flavour of the range and type of duties that will be allocated. They are subject to modification in the light of changing service demands and the development requirements of the post holder.

If you would like to discuss the job before applying, contact Mike Wearden. Managing Director, mike@redroserecovery.org.uk

Applications are to be submitted electronically by sending your C.V. and accompanying cover letter (no longer than two sides of A4), detailing how you fit the specification of the role, by email to mike@redroserecovery.org.uk.

The deadline for applications is 17th June at 5pm.

Please do not convert your form to a PDF, otherwise it will not be possible for us to remove the identifying information before sending your application to the recruitment panel.

Late applications will not be accepted. Those who do not adequately demonstrate how they fulfil the criteria required at application stage, will not be considered for shortlisting.

Interviews for this post are scheduled to take place w/c 1st July so please specify if unavailable for any dates in this week.

Successful candidates will be notified no later than Friday 21st June. Interviews will be held in-person at a location TBC in central Lancashire.

Date posted
May 20, 2024
Closing Date
June 17, 2024
Employment Type
Working Hours
37.5 hours a week
Base Salary
Job Location
Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2AB
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