Are you a social entrepreneur?
Pilotlight is a social enterprise which tackles disadvantage by facilitating and promoting the sharing of professional skills to help charities help people. We do this by selling a service to businesses that is of benefit to them and to charities. Running programmes in which the employees at our Partner Businesses use their skills to support charities can be a valuable learning experience as well as a way to give back.
The Head of Business Development will play a lead role in building our partnerships with business and in the formation of new services of value to businesses and charities. As Pilotlight bridges the worlds of charity and business, we are looking for someone who may come from either sector, with an interest in the other, and above all is able to be a social entrepreneur. This means you will have the competences to manage a team on business development and to lead on account management, but you will also have the instincts to identify and realise commercial opportunities in support of our social purpose.
The Head of Business Development will be responsible for leading the growth, account management, and development of Pilotlight’s business partnerships and individual members – areas that generate the majority of Pilotlight’s income. You will effectively lead three Partnerships Managers and one Memberships Manager, who focus on business development strategies with new prospects and provide excellent customer care and account management. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, you will be joining at an exciting, pivotal moment for Pilotlight’s development.
The selected candidate will have demonstrable experience in generating significant new business and will enjoy working to ambitious targets, ideally in a variety of industries. You will be a natural relationship builder and confident networker whose knowledge will include how different sectors interact and can learn from one another. Finally, you will be a collaborative, consultative professional keen to see your business development skills impact many lives and communities.
Prospectus is acting as recruiter for Pilotlight for this appointment. Candidates should apply for this role through their website.
Pilotlight is committed to an equal opportunities policy and we welcome candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. Please let Prospectus know if they can help you with the application process in any way. We are more than happy to make any reasonable adjustments to enable all interested candidates to apply.