Sevenoaks District Council
Business Development Manager
Salary Band F £39,516 to £42,507
A generous annual leave allowance of 30 days (plus an additional 5 days depending on having Continuous Local Government Service).
Here at Sevenoaks we pride ourselves on treating both our employees and communities we serve with dignity and respect. We are an award winning Council having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016 for being financially self-sufficient, are one of the few organisations in the country to retain its Platinum Investors in People status. We were voted LGC Council of the Year 2017 and won a Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation award in 2018. The successes of the Finance Team have been recently recognised where the Finance Team has been nominated and is a finalist in the 2020 Public Finance Awards – Finance Team of the Year - Councils.
This is an exciting new role within the service and is an opportunity for you to help us shape the future
direction of the Council’s paid-for and commercial services. You will manage multiple commercial projects and operations to enable a positive business-like ethos in which you actively shape new and existing excellent service delivery.
The Business Development Team Manager will develop a Direct Services’ Commercial Strategy and manage a dedicated Business development team to explore, develop and implement new and existing paid-for commercial ventures and opportunities to support the Council’s corporate and financial objectives.
Direct Services has approximately 110 operational staff working across the various functions including
Business Development, Clean & Green services, Enforcement, Civil Protection and Transportation and Depot Operations.
We have recently undergone a re-structure and this is a new position within the council where, under the Commercial Operations and Trading Manager, you will be able to make your mark and shape the service area.
The Successful Applicant:
- Relevant professional qualifications in marketing, sales or business development or substantial operational experience in a similar role
- Experience in a relevant commercial or business development position ensuring the
generation of contract and commercial management deliverables.
Interested in the role and want to know more?
Please contact Trevor Kennett, Head of Direct Services, firstname.lastname@example.org 01732 227407 or Richard Taylor, Commercial Operations and Trading Manager, Richard.email@example.com 01732 227412 for an informal discussion about the role.
Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?
Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.
How to get to us:
Sevenoaks is only half an hour from central London by train.You will be based at the Dunbrik Depot, 2 Main Road, Dunbrik, Sundridge TN14 6EP. Due to the current pandemic and current Government advice at the time of advert the role will require a combination of both remote and office based working. A free staff car park is available on site.
Closing date: 18th June
Assessment process: Interview and test
How to Apply
Please apply online (see below). If this is not possible, please contact a member of the HR team by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting us on 01732 227383 to discuss how we can assist you in applying.