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Business and Programme Development Officer

Fixed Term, Full Time
£34,136 to £40,014 per annum
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Key role supporting the Head of New Business to identify and new opportunities and focus on preparing new bids for a range of income generating activities. 12 month FTC, to start asap.

The Charity an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education.

The Role
Support the Head of New Business to develop a range of plans and partnerships that enable the organisation to achieve its income generation targets.
Strategically identify funding opportunities from government, statutory bodies, trusts, foundations and international bodies.
Cultivate, manage and steward relationships with existing and potential funders and key partners.
Proactively develop and formalise concept notes and full funding applications/bids for both open calls and proactive approaches to potential funders,
Liaise with prospective partners and member universities, facilitating their participation in project design.
Communicate and report the impact of the projects to donors and to the marketing and communications team,
Project manage the proposal development process, ensuring the timely submission of high quality bids.

The Candidate
Proven experience of successful grant and bid writing.
Proven experience of researching, identifying and cultivating funding opportunities.
An understanding of issues in higher education, ideally in a developing country context and of trends in international development funding.
Ability to interpret financial information and develop budgets.
Able to cultivate and manage stakeholder relationships.
Excellent time management, organisational and project management skills and a willingness to be adaptable as required to deliver completed tasks on time.


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

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