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Business Development Executive

Amelia Street, Southwark London


£28000 - 35000



Office Location

Amelia Street, Southwark London

Is this you?

Do you have experience in developing and managing external businesses?

We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services.

What the job is about:

As a Business Development Executive you will play an integral part of the Business Development function charged with leading and developing Reed in Partnership’s Business Development Strategy.

 The team monitors markets, develops viable operational delivery models and successfully bids for new contracts through predominantly public sector large scale procurement exercises. With existing successful operations in welfare to work, adult skills development and business support markets, this role will make a significant contribution to the growth of the business in new and existing sectors.

You will conduct research into customer demographics, labour market and economic factors to support informed recommendations and decision making and delivery proposals that are fluent, persuasive and deliverable. 

What’s in it for you?

Alongside a generous base salary and great flexibility with your working schedule, we offer training, development and progression opportunities. With the chance to dramatically make a difference to the local community, this role offers immense job satisfaction.

Required skills and experience:

  • First degree or equivalent qualification in a literate and analytical discipline
  • Experience gained working in a highly commercial operational environment in which a focus is maintained on the cost and bottom line impacts of everything that is done.
  • Experience in translating networked and other market intelligence into digestible reports or publications and clear, well argued, focused and actionable business proposals.
  • A minimum of 2 A-Levels or an equivalent Level 3 Diploma.
  • GCSE English Language at a minimum of a Grade B (or equivalent Level 2 qualification). OR achievement of a Level 2 in Literacy Assessment at interview stage.
  • Demonstrable high level analytical skills working with complex process documentation or large volumes of statistical or financial data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills demonstrated in the compelling and persuasive communication of complex business concepts, operational delivery models or innovative proposals, gained in an environment in which the production of high quality written material has been essential to your role or the activity of your employer.
  • Experience in the clear, crisp verbal presentation of business recommendations to time pressured and high level audiences.
  • Demonstrates strong administration skills, good IT skills, including the use of Microsoft packages such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

Desirable Personal Attributes:

  • Experience of working in the welfare to work sector
  • Experience of Adult Skills Development
  • Experience of Community Learning or Business Support


Disability Confident Commitment

We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria


Amelia Street, Southwark London

For more information call:

0333 240 8490

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