Business Development Manager

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Derby Cathedral Office, 18/19 Iron Gate, Derby
Fixed Term Full Time
£40,000 depending on experience

We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who combines strategic and innovative thinking with passion and sound leadership and management skills.  The successful candidate will have the credibility and ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and will play a lead role in developing relationships with key funders.

  • To develop the Cathedral as an exciting artistic and cultural hub for the City and to maximise the exposure of the Cathedral to a wide and varied audience across the region in order to attract new visitors.
  • To explore, develop and implement new income streams through use of the Cathedral’s existing assets and create new opportunities through entrepreneurial and innovative methods.
  • To work collaboratively with Derby’s tourism partners and other Heritage partners to build and enhance Derby’s profile as a visitor destination, particularly exploiting opportunities which will be created with the opening of Derby’s Museum of Making in 2020.
  • To nurture and grow the value and loyalty of existing relationships and to build links with new partners in business and the wider community, developing sustainable avenues for financial partnership.
  • To support the work of other colleagues in making grant applications, particularly in the medium term from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Cathedrals Sustainability Fund.
  • To build up longer-term base of financial support by developing and extending the Legacy Scheme, the Friends Network, Corporate Partners and the Choir Patrons scheme.
  • To contribute to the reshaping of our retail offer. We are presently trialling some new approaches to make this profitable. You will be involved in reviewing the effectiveness of those changes, and potentially helping to shape and implement future plans.

As the Cathedral is run by a small team, all staff are expected to act flexibly and cover for each other when required. Duties may include:

  • Help volunteers and visitor groups who need interpretation
  • Deal promptly and courteously with in-coming queries and telephone calls
  • Undertake as requested other duties as might reasonably be expected
  • Follow the policies and procedures of the Cathedral, paying particular attention to the requirements of the policies and procedures for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children.
  • Treat everyone with respect and dignity in the workplace.
  • You may be required to work evenings and weekends during major campaigns and special events.

Qualifications and Training

  • Educated to degree level or relevant professional work-related experience.
  • Professional qualification in a relevant discipline would be an advantage.
  • Intermediate IT skills (Microsoft Office)

Essential experience

  • Leading an organisation into financial sustainability
  • Strong commercial acumen and a successful track record of increasing visitor numbers and income
  • Experience in network development
  • Experience of business development
  • Experience of managing projects and tasks to an agreed specification, to time, and on target
  • Designing systems and processes, setting up and implementation
  • Contributing creatively to organisational change
  • People management skills and a thorough understanding and direct experience of collaborative working

Desirable experience

  • Working in charitable/non-profit organisations
  • Working in multi-disciplinary team and across functions
  • Working to develop tourism, events, or education functions in a similar organisation or institution

Personal qualities

  • Strategic thinker and team player.
  • Determined, creative and inspiring.
  • Commercially minded.
  • A passion for Derby Cathedral and playing his/her part in ensuring its mission and ministry has a sustainable future
  • Can deal comfortably and confidently with partners from all sectors of society
  • Positive, objective and self-motivated individual with a “can-do” attitude
  • Able to work across boundaries whilst respecting individual accountabilities and authority
  • Committed to delivering a high quality service at all times
  • Committed to a culture of continuous improvement and learning
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Sympathetic to the aims and ethos of the Church of England

Derby Cathedral

Hallowed in 1927, at the same time as the founding of the Diocese of Derby, Derby Cathedral is a busy, urban, working Cathedral. Although there are few historical resources the Cathedral has a very strong choral tradition and maintains high standards of liturgy and worship. The Cathedral is a landmark in the city, the county and the diocese – literally, culturally and spiritually. Major acts of worship for civic and diocesan occasions are prepared and held in the Cathedral. The Cathedral seeks to maximise the use of its space and is flexible and creative in what it does, adapting to changing requirements readily. The Cathedral Centre, opposite the Cathedral, houses a café and bookshop, meeting rooms and offices, while the Cathedral site itself includes the Song School, the Music office and a soundproof practice room.

A church has stood on the site since the Collegiate Church of All Saints was founded in the tenth century. Nothing remains of the medieval building except the Tower, and the present building was designed by James Gibbs and built in the 1720s, with a 20th century Comper extension at the east end.