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Would you like the opportunity to lead on business development at the UK’s leading authority on water efficiency?

 Salary:      £37.5K full-time equivalent per annum – as this role will be three quarters of a full-time post, the annual salary will be £28.13K

Contract:   Permanent

Hours:       30 hours per week including lunch breaks (0.75 FTE). Exact working pattern to be agreed

Location:   Home-based (travel costs paid for meetings)

Please note, we are a disability equality organisation and have ring-fenced this post for people who are disabled.

Waterwise is an independent, not-for-profit campaigning organisation focused on reducing water consumption in the UK. We support and challenge governments, industry, customers and others to be innovative and ambitious on water efficiency. Waterwise is an incredible organisation that is punching well above its weight!

We are always looking for bright, committed people with a diverse set of skills and experience to help achieve our vision that water is used wisely every day, everywhere, by everyone. We are a lively, happy, friendly team, and we can’t wait to read your application!

We are an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

We are also working to reduce Waterwise’s environmental footprint.

Business development manager role

This is an exciting new role for Waterwise! Working with our Engagement team, the overall purpose of this role is to lead on business development – developing new income sources, securing new income from existing sources, and increasing our income overall. You will be looking after existing Waterwise Affiliates as well as securing new relationships with potential new Affiliates and other partners and funding sources, therefore helping to generate income. You’ll have lots of autonomy to develop and deliver the business development strategy, supported by your line manager.

We are looking for someone who is proactive and a self-starter with excellent business development skills and a track record of earning income. This new role is designed to secure additional income so that we can have an even greater impact on water efficiency in the UK.

Please read/download the full job description for further information on the role before you apply.

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To apply for this role, you will need to answer role-related questions. Please provide evidence and examples from your work history or other aspects of your life to answer the questions and demonstrate how you meet the criteria required. 

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If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment adviser at Eastside Primetimers, Bernice Rook – having a call of this kind will not influence the success or otherwise of the application.

We want you to feel comfortable to perform your best in this recruitment process – if you would like any adjustments, or potential barriers removing, please have an informal chat with Bernice, (bernice@ep-uk.org) or call her 07973 141178. This conversation will be completely separate from the assessment process.

The closing date for applications is Friday 16th December. Interviews will be on 23rd Jan with Nicci Russell, Waterwise Managing Director and Stephanie Hurry, Waterwise Head of Water Efficiency Engagement.

To apply for this job please visit app.beapplied.com.

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