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VACANCY: Business Development Manager at ECCT

21 September 2017

An exciting job vacancy is now available with Exeter City Community Trust as a Business Development manager.

ECCT are Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity, working in partnership with Exeter City Football Club.

ECCT deliver inspiring physical activity, education, health and wellbeing programmes and courses primarily across Devon and Somerset for all members of the community regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, physical ability, background or economic status.

Closing date for applications for the role below is Friday, October 6.

Business Development Manager
Permanent, Full time
Competitive salary, plus benefits


To manage and coordinate the Community Trust’s work with key stakeholders in specific sectors as required. These may include, for example, Local Authority, Health, Commercial and Community sectors. The primary focus of this post will be the business and corporate sector. To secure external corporate funding for the Community Trust activities and corporate programmes ensuring the funding partnerships are in line with our vision and mission.

Job Duties:

  • To be an ambassador of Exeter City Community Trust, offering excellent customer service at all times and upholding the professional image of Exeter City FC and Exeter City Community Trust.
  • To oversee the successful planning, delivery and monitoring and evaluation of all corporate fundraising events, campaigns and initatives.
  • To agree with line manager realistic and achievable KPIs to grow and develop Exeter City Community Trust
  • To positively represent the interests of physical activity and sport, advocate their benefits and identify and support new corporate partners to work collaboratively with the Community Trust.
  • To identify, develop and maintain partnerships with a range of diverse organisations which have a stake in the development of physical activity, health and wellbeing and sport.
  • To be fully accountable for all finances related to all corporate fundraising evenets, campaigns and initiatives, setting budgets alongside the Head of Commmunity and management of income and costs.
  • Design and agree a mechanism for identifying existing Community Trust projects that require additional funding, and then develop these projects into well-presented proposals so that they are most likely to be successful.
  • To positively represent Exeter City Community Trust at all internal and external meetings when required. 

Exeter City Community trust values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community (Equality Act 2010).

  • To positively represent Exeter City Community Trust at local business networking events.
  • To work with Exeter City Football Club's Commercial Department to ensure synergy is achieved with corporate clients in the greater Exeter area.
  • To support the stategic management, forward planning and the vision of the Community Trust to enable it to successfully expand its provision to a wide range of social groups and communities.
  • Have a good understanding and be able to contribute to business plans, risk management policies, corporate funding plans and infludence the strategic vision of Exeter City Community Trust.
  • Produce statistical data as required by the Head of Community and Board of Trustees.
  • To work closely with the Head of Community and other Senior Managers to develop new priority areas of delivery.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all customers/supporters and be the point of contact for community services/activities.
  • Attend meetings to exchange ideas and information and share good practice.
  • Make a positive contribution to the formulation and implementation of programmes.
  • To perform other duties as reasonably assigned or under the authority of the senior management team.
  • Attend training courses relevant to the role and maintain personal CPD.
  • To attend network meetings and events supporting partnership and sharing good practice.
  • To lead staff and programmes of activities for assigned projects ensuring quality assurance, health and safety and safeguarding needs are met and adhered to.
  • To represent Exeter City Community Trust at any relevant activities/events.

Main Responsibilities:

The business Development Manager will be responsible for carrying out the above objectives and complying with the funding regulation by the Exeter City Community Trust and to be aware of the other funding regulations from other local and national partners.

Key skills and experience required: Essential

The desired candidate would need:

  • High level literacy/writing skills across a broad range, including writing of business development plans and reports for corporate clients.
  • Proven business and financial management skills.
  • Ability to think clearly, creatively and imaginatively.
  • Positive attitude and strong focus on teamwork
  • Ability to work strategically with partner organisations to deliver sports/football development objectives.

Exeter City Community Trust values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community (Equality Act 2010).

  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with corporate clients.
  • Focused on achievement, targets and continuious improvement.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of flexibility and confidentiality.
  • Capable of presenting information, orally and written.
  • Have skills to plan, organise and present information.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work on own initative.
  • Competent IT skills.
  • Be able to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends).
  • Hold a current full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
  • Have an outgoing personality with the ability to work with a varied age group of young people and adults from different backgrounds.
  • Enhanced DBS

Key skills and experience required:

  • Managing budgets and setting targets.
  • Managing high profile local and national partnerships.
  • Experience of working with new people.
  • Experience of working with and engaging diverse communities and corporate clients.

Behaviours needed:

  • Team working.
  • Communications.
  • Customer service.
  • Leadership.
  • Delivery.
  • Fairness, equality and inclusion.

Exeter City Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

How to apply:

Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are suitable for this role, including your current salary and salary expectation level to Jamie Vittles, Exeter City Community Trust, St James Park, Exeter, EX3 6PX or email:

Closing date: Friday, October 6 2017

Please note: interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday, October 11 2017.

Exeter City Community Trust values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community (Equality Act 2010).

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