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Development Manager, Manchester

Common Purpose

Location: Manchester
Salary: £28,000 to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st December 2021
Closes: 30th January 2022

Do you want a career that will give you the opportunity to work in the leadership development space, one where you will have the opportunity to create wider social impact as well as developing business for our open and customized programmes?

Common Purpose is a not-for-profit organization that develops leaders who can cross boundaries, working with over 9,000 people every year in over 100 cities worldwide. We deliver in-person, online and blended leadership programmes for multiple generations of leaders.

We are an organization founded on strong social purpose and we live this continuously through our work. An important part of our social purpose is to support diverse talent and we have made a commitment that at least 20% of our programme participants and contributors are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious professional - who share our organizational values and who are passionate about leadership. You will be working in the UK sales team, engaging with current and new customers and facilitating and chairing some of our programmes. This is not typical sales or facilitation role. This is much more rewarding and varied and you will have the opportunity to see first-hand the impact of Common Purpose and those we work with.

The Development Manager role is a full-time permanent role, home based in Manchester with the opportunity, to meet our alumni and clients in-person around the Greater Manchester. We are willing to consider part time employment for suitable candidates.

You will:

  • Work alongside our UK Partnerships Directors and MD to sell our open and customized programmes to a variety of customers, with particular focus on the private sector, meeting financial income targets.
  • Chair some of our leadership programmes
  • Ensure that the Common Purpose image locally is high profile, independent and professional - promoting our Common Purpose programmes and campaign through a range of communication channels including social media
  • Manage multiple and diverse stakeholders, including local alumni and buyers

You are:

  • Enterprising, entrepreneurial, resilient and curious
  • A strong communicator and relationship builder who is experienced in building online networks and using social media
  • Driven by business development, but keen to build your skills even more
  • Able to manage and prioritize a high workload in a fast paced environment
  • Able to work cross-culturally and be able to engage with people from different backgrounds and perspectives
  • Have a good knowledge of, and connections in Greater Manchester 
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office 

What we are offering?

  • A salary of between £28,000 to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • 25 days of annual leave + Christmas shutdown (27/12-31/12)
  • Flexible working environment
  • EAP (employee Assistant Programme) – if and when needed
  • Fast paced environment
  • Growth – you will be continually developing key skills and capabilities for your future Impact – you will see the impact of your work as you work on our programmes across the organization
  • Purpose – the chance to work with a diverse range of colleagues across the world driven by the same social purpose
  • Responsibility – you will take responsibility from day one and be given real accountability and ownership in your role

Sounds interesting? Please send us your CV and cover letter telling us why you think you are the right person for the role.

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