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Business Development Director Job Description

GRADE: Director


LOCATION: Independent Living Funds, Nottingham city centre

JOB PURPOSE: To develop and lead implementation of strategies which shape future business delivery and provide the best possible service and information to stakeholders while ensuring compliance with legislation within the Directorate’s responsibilities.


  • Business Development Directorate business plan
  • Risk Management
  • Efficiency measures
  • Compliance audits
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Charter mark criteria met


  • Develop a 3-year strategic plan for the Business development Directorate.
  • Develop and manage annual business plans identifying key activities, priorities and risks.
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate the ILF payment assurance strategy
  • Build relationships and manage the delivery of a consultation process with stakeholders in line with future strategies
  • Manage the delivery of a revised client service and consultation strategy
  • Ensure the Directorate business continuity and recovery requirements are met
  • Delivery of the ILF Race Equality Scheme
  • Ensure ILF compliance with Data Protection, Freedom of Information Acts
  • Improve the ratings of issues on the Risk Register that are owned by the Business Development Directorate


  • Relationship management and interpersonal skills
  • Communication, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Strategy development and Implementation
  • Project management
  • Presentation skills
  • Research and Report writing skills
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Change Management
  • Coaching & People management
  • PC literate with PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills


  • Professional and positive approach
  • Self motivated
  • Strong in building relationships and able to communicate at all levels
  • Team player, and able to work on own initiative.
  • Dynamic and Creative

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: None but graduate level preferred

OTHER DUTIES: Specialist projects as agreed with the CEO to support the business requirements of the organisation. In addition, the Director will be prepared to carry out any other reasonable duties requested by the CEO.

To apply, please send a detailed CV together with a covering letter explaining why you feel you are suitable for the role to Gillian Smith, HR Director, Independent Living Funds, PO Box 7525, Nottingham NG2 4ZT or email Please include details of your current remuneration package.

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