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Business Development Manager – Learning Disabilities

Website Domus Recruitment

Domus are on the lookout for a highly experienced Business Development Manager to join a growing provider in Surrey, Berkshire & Hampshire, within the Health and Social Care sector.

As the Business Development Manager, you will look to grow and develop existing services within a provider Supported Living and Care Services for adults with specialist needs such as Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health.

The provider has ambitious development plans and are now seeking a Business Development Manager to support their growth ambitions focusing on tender opportunities, organic growth alongside acquisitions.

The Business Development Manager is a key post and part of the Care and Support management team.

The purpose of this post is to drive business growth and development. Key areas of responsibility are:

  • Business Development
  • Non-Statutory Bids and Grants
  • Relationship Management
  • Project Management

As a senior manager of the organisation, you will take a leading role driving a customer focus and assuring a culture of continuous improvement ensuring quality, efficiency and effectiveness is embedded in the organisation’s service design and delivery

Key requirements a Business Development Manager must have:

  • Significant experience and understanding of the competitive tendering process and evidence of taking a leading role in the preparation and submission of successful bids for six figure Local Authority contracts.
  • Experience of managing and influencing commissioners and other senior stakeholders to produce positive results.
  • Understanding of current and future challenges in social care, housing related support
  • In depth knowledge of sources of information about tendering opportunities, understanding of, and ability to assess new market opportunities and trends in relation to the business strategy
  • Project Management including the development of tender bids and mobilising new service provision
  • Knowledge and understanding of social care policy at a national and local level relating to social care and in particular areas relating to Learning Disability/Mental Health
  • An understanding of the Health and Social Care Act and associated regulations and in particular CQC requirements
  • An understanding and experience of Social Services funding, including negotiating additional funding based on analysis of support requirements both at a service and individual level
  • Evidence of understanding the issues regarding persons requiring support (eg assessment of support levels, suitability, housing requirements, support mechanisms, liaising with care managers etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Intermediate IT skills, including Excel and databases
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Essential car user for travel within the areas or responsibility
  • Full driving license with access to a vehicle for work purposes and must have business insurance


  • Company healthcare scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • 0.45p per mile
  • Sick Pay

If you are interested in the above Business Development Manager vacancy, please contact Michael White at Domus Recruitment. 

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