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Deputy Director (Business Development)

  • Posted by The Bridge Project on 27th March 2024
  • £37,692 to £47,316
  • Full time
  • 35 Salem Street, Bradford
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The Bridge Project have an exciting opportunity and are looking for someone who shares our values and is passionate about what we do, to take on the role of Deputy Director of Business Development.  This is a crucial role in securing funding to enable us to carry out our mission along with the long-term sustainability of the Charity.

Role Description

You will work with the senior management team to develop and implement a Business Development Strategy, whilst growing established and new commissioning relationships, communicating effectively the need and impact that the Bridge Project has.  It is therefore essential that you have good interpersonal, leadership and negotiation skills with a positive and enthusiastic approach in order to work collaboratively, in partnership and across the organisation.

We are looking for someone who has 2 years’ demonstratable experience of writing high quality, innovative and successful bids and competitive tendering, with experience in the substance misuse, criminal justice, health or related sector.  However, we would like to hear from experienced bid writers who wish to further their career and develop into this role over time.  An ability to work independently and to meet tight deadlines is essential.

This is a full-time permanent role working with a supportive team, on a hybrid basis, 3 days in the office and 2 days from home.  A willingness to undergo a standard DBS check is a requirement of the post.

In return we can offer a competitive salary, 4% pension contribution, excellent annual leave entitlement, employee assistance scheme, life insurance and a programme of mindfulness activities for staff.  The Bridge Project is a Mindful Employer.

How to Apply

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Jon Royle, Chief Executive on 07887 563058.

To find out more information and to download an application pack, please visit Jobs and Volunteering – The Bridge Project  You must complete the Bridge Project’s application form in order to be considered for the role.  No CV’s are accepted.  No Employment Agencies please.

The closing date for completed applications is 9.00 am on Monday 22 April 2024.

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Interviews will be held on the afternoons of Wednesday 1 May/Thursday 2 May 2024.

Job Details

  • Hours: 37.5 per week
  • Closing Date: 22/04/2024
  • Payment Schedule: Monthly
  • Job Salary: £37,692 to £47,316
  • Contact Name: Aksa Arshad
  • Contact Email:
  • Interview Date: 01/05/2024

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About The Bridge Project

  • The Bridge Project is a well-established, vibrant Charity based in Bradford, with a dedicated team providing services to a broad range of people experiencing the effects of deprivation and health inequalities.  Our mission is to empower people experiencing multiple barriers to achieve positive change.

    We work with individuals, families, partners, and communities to improve people’s lives in a sustainable way, recognising that solutions are often complex and need to address a range of issues such as homelessness, substance misuse, offending, sex working, risk-taking behaviours, relationships, housing, physical and/or mental health, and employment.

  • The Bridge Project, Salem Street, Bradford


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