Business Development Partner

Posted 24 June 2024
Salary Competitive
Business Area Business Development
Closing Date 26 July 2024

Job description

Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7SL (covering our services in the North of England)

Salary: Competitive

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week - Hybrid working


Our Values

Our values reflect us all and they’re at the heart of everything we do. They set out our culture, the way we behave and the way we do things.

Our colleagues are passionate, kind, and resilient and they go the extra mile for the people we support and each other. We have this expectation of all our colleagues.


We're very proud to be recognised as one of the best organisations to work in by ‘The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024’.


Role Overview

  • To deliver realistic sustainable growth across the division through a localised business plan
  • To work alongside and support the Division team with the delivery of their Supported Living Service Specification and Model.
  • Develop, build, and maintain a professional network within the sector that enable us to enhance our approaches and apply innovation across the group
  • To encourage, nurture and formulate relationships with our stakeholders
  • To work in conjunction with the team to ensure maximum occupancy is maintained by generating enquiry and referral sources
  • To manage reporting and data in relation to voids, new business revenue and growth

If you’re ready for a job that can truly make a difference and you’re up for a challenge, then this is the team for you. 


Skills and Experience

  • An experienced Operator in Supported Living Services, with a sound understanding of the future of social care and its service models.
  • Experience of working with Housing Partners/Associations, Housing Benefit teams and Specialist Supported Housing
  • A thorough understanding of conditions and diagnosis within our target markets and the ability and experience of formulating detailed outcome-based assessments and costings
  • An excellent understanding of the market environment and of the services provided by the Group
  • A natural and thorough understanding of marketing principles
  • Work to set Key Performance Indicators and Targets
  • An understanding of the Social, Political and Regulatory landscape that influence the market
  • An appropriate professional qualification and or a minimum of 5 years sector experience at Management Level
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Able to manage relationships with tact and diplomacy
  • Highly organized with excellent prioritization skills
  • Able to produce and respond to detailed written and oral communication in an office setting
  • Able to use standard applications to process, obtain and combine information e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, mail merge, and databases

How We Will Support You

We go beyond expectations for our colleagues as well as the people we support. Our reward package includes much more than pay, 25 days of annual leave + bank holidays and pension.

Your birthday off with pay after a year of service and there is a £300 refer a friend scheme too!


Industry-Leading Recognition

  • Colleague lotto - giving everyone the opportunity to win great cash prizes
  • Prize winning scratch cards aligned with values in action!
  • We recognise our colleagues who go above and beyond – our ‘Heroes’ are nominated by colleagues for quarterly and annual awards
  • Loyalty Scheme - recognising colleagues at work anniversaries
  • Your birthday off after a years service!

Social Wellbeing

  • Award-winning App for news and info
  • Internal social media
  • Team communities

Financial Wellbeing

  • Discounts include high street, supermarkets, flash sales, gym memberships and more
  • Blue Light discount programme, funded by us
  • Salary Finance scheme for lower cost loans and to save for special occasions or rainy days
  • Government mileage rates if you need to travel

Emotional Wellbeing

  • Free confidential Employee Assistance Programme with qualified counsellors
  • Free wellbeing App
  • Practical advice covering things like consumer rights, anxiety, childcare and more

Training and Development to Reach Your Potential

  • Learning journey that grows with you to reach care worker standards
  • Specialist skills training including Autism, Dementia and Mental Health
  • Career pathways that include flexible apprenticeships and nationally recognised qualifications
  • Cover the cost of relevant professional memberships

5 More Reasons to Work with Ivolve

1.       Our people are pretty fabulous. We take pride and pleasure in helping others to flourish

2.       There’s a great energy across the business and a strong sense of teamwork

3.       Very few jobs have such an impact on people’s lives – we bring joy to people every day

4.       We have a proud history, we’re a big organisation of over 4,000 colleagues supporting over 1,300 people

5.       We build and nourish relationships with the people we support