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Business Development Manager

GLF SchoolsSurrey

Are you looking to be part of a large academy Trust, that is seeking innovation to secure a sustainable future?

GLF Schools is seeking to recruit an experienced and imaginative Business Professional to identify and deliver the next phase of business development across our Trust.


Your opportunity

We are looking for an individual that has a proven track record of business development and project management who can take an entrepreneurial approach to identifying solutions, whilst remaining true to our core purpose of providing our children and young people with the best start in life.

This is an incredibly rewarding opportunity to not only work closely with some of our 41 schools, spread across the South East from Oxfordshire to Croydon, but also to become a key member of the Trust’s central team.

This post may be based in either of our central offices in Banstead or Camberley; we support colleagues to work flexibly, and this role may be carried out remotely. An important aspect of the role will be to build positive relationships with each of our schools, and to understand the opportunities for each of our school sites, therefore a willingness and ability to travel will be essential.

We are looking to recruit for a full-time post but would consider applications for a part time position as a job share or a term time only contract; please state clearly on your application if you are looking for a part time or term time position.

We are looking for candidates located in any of our 3 regions, listed below:

West and Oxfordshire - Camberley, Sunbury, Wokingham, Lightwater, Banbury, Didcot

Central - West Ewell, Cheam, Banstead, Epsom

South East - Wandsworth, Croydon, Caterham, Merstham, Redhill, Crawley, Horsham


What we are looking for

Someone who has;

  • The ability to juggle priorities within a diverse portfolio of work
  • Experience of developing and delivering projects, ideally within an education or not for profit environment
  • Experience of grant writing and securing sponsorship
  • A track record of delivering high quality service
  • Experience of relationship management
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to deal with a variety of stakeholders
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to working as part of a team


The Details

Hours - Full time over 52 weeks

Salary - Leadership 2, starting salary £51k with 26 days annual leave

Start Date - As soon as available

Closing date – 6 December 2021

Interview date – 15 December 2021 

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