Business Development Executive,

£30,000 pa + bonus

Posted 2 months ago | ref: 233255

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Business Development Executive

£30,000 pa +

The Company

Our client has successful existing operations in the welfare to work, youth, e-assessment, justice and business support markets. The Business Development Executive will be expected to work across other sector areas in line with the wider business requirements. 

The Role

Working in the Business Development Team, the Business Development Executive will focus on contributing to the continuing growth and expansion of our clients’ contracts.

This role forms an integral part of the Business Development function charged with leading and developing our clients Development Strategy. The team monitor (and qualify) tender opportunities in existing and new markets, develop viable operational delivery models and successfully bid for new (predominantly public sector) contracts.


  • Write high quality bid responses and proposals to time and quality measures and that require minimum amendment during final quality assurance
  • Use analytical skills to assess and evaluate new business opportunities in a range of markets in the UK for business commercial fit and viability, to ensure we have a planned cycle of bidding opportunities
  • Conduct research into customer demographics, health data, labour market and economic factors to support informed recommendations and decision making and delivery proposals that are fluent, persuasive and deliverable
  • Consult and evaluate the capabilities of potential partners and subcontractors to recommend the most suitable partners for each individual bidding opportunity.
  • Influence and inform internal stakeholders through clear, detailed and logical analysis and presentations of delivery models to identify areas to innovate or which require further development
  • Demonstrate clear ability to manage own workload via effective project plans and contribute effectively to project management of multi-disciplinary teams at all levels
  • Work effectively with finance, operational teams and other internal support functions to ensure delivery proposals are in line with overall business strategy, including effective handover and implementation of winning tenders into operational delivery
  • Develop and maintain appropriate databases for new business sectors, funders, competitors, partners and stakeholders.

What will you bring?

  • First degree or equivalent qualification in a literate and analytical discipline
  • Experience in translating networked and other market intelligence into digestible reports or publications and clear, well argued, focused and actionable business proposals.
  • Experience of developing and managing external business focused relationships in a business to business or business to public sector environment
  • Experience of working to demanding and tight timescales maintaining a focus on quality of outputs while also building the capacity for quality to improve.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates strong administration skills, good IT skills, including the use of Microsoft packages such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • 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.
  • Demonstrable high level analytical skills working with complex process documentation or large volumes of statistical or financial data.
  • Experience in the clear, crisp verbal presentation of business recommendations to time pressured and high-level audiences.

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.