Business Development Officer - 4 months fixed term contract

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£35,745 to £40,876 dependent on experience
16 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020
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Job title: Business Development Officer

Do you have a clear vision of how you can improve the lives of children and young people?

Are you an inspirational leader that truly knows it’s workforce, one who listens, acts, connects and cares?

Yes? Then you may be just the fit we are looking for;

Sandwell Children’s Trust are recruiting for a Business Development Officer, we are looking for exceptional candidates who are passionate, committed and dedicated to improving the lives of children & young people.

Salary range: £35,745 - £40,876 dependent on experience 

Sandwell overview:

Since the Trust’s inception in April 2018 our fabulous teams have won awards for Community Cohesion (The Teamwork Programme) and Youth Justice of the Year Award at the UK wide 2019 Shine a Light Awards (Sandwell Youth Offending Service). Our Staff Award events highlight the amazing work delivered by our dedicated individuals and teams and gives us a chance to show our appreciation to all who are on this improvement journey with us.

The Trust has recently secured funding from the Department of Education which will enable us to bring our ’12 reasons to work in Sandwell Children’s Trust’ to life, particularly around learning & development in offering development opportunities for all staff.  Please visit our 12 reasons via this hyperlink:

As a new Trust we are agile, we understand where we are in our journey, our recent Ofsted monitoring visits reported;

  • Sandwell Children’s Trust knows itself well.
  • Management oversight has improved
  • The workforce is increasingly stable; continued to attract and retain staff.
  • Recruited additional agency staff above its established workforce, recognising the need to reduce caseloads
  • The social workers talked to all spoke positively about working for Sandwell Children’s Trust.
  • Progress has been made in ensuring that the first response to families and children in need is timely

What can Sandwell offer?

At the heart of England with excellent transport links, Sandwell offers a wealth of amenities to enhance your work life balance. With house prices lower than the national average and an ever-developing infrastructure, living in Sandwell is an attractive prospect for many.

Not only this but with an abundance of history, culture, arts, shopping and sporting venues to enjoy PLUS the development of venues for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, Sandwell really is an exciting place to be right now.

Business Development Officer

We are looking to recruit to a fixed term position for 4 months.

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and highly motivated person to join the Resources Directorate within Sandwell Children’s Trust and contribute to improving outcomes for children and families within Sandwell.  If you have a talent for data analysis, enjoy problem solving and are passionate about improving the lives of children and families then we want to hear from you.

The role is both varied and interesting providing the opportunity to engage in local, regional and national priorities.  You will work with a range of stakeholders to understand and evaluate service delivery to ensure we are efficiently using our resources in delivering effective services to Sandwell children and families.

You should have experience of data analysis, an understanding of performance management and performance measures and the ability to translate this into improvement with an aptitude to learn. 

You need to be adept at building relationships at all levels and have excellent IT skills to utilise a range of packages including Microsoft Excel.

You will need a relevant degree, professional qualification or be able to evidence an appropriate level of experience. 

The role may be of interest to candidates who have a performance management or business improvement background, or a recently qualified graduate in a relevant field.

How to apply.

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Interested, or have any questions?  For an informal discussion contact our Recruitment team by emailing

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th September 2020

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