Business Development Manager

Full Time
23 / 10

The Business Development department is a newly formed team, sitting within the central function of the Aston Villa Foundation. The Business Development Manager will lead a team that delivers fundraising, grant writing and relationship management with key stakeholders on behalf of the Foundation. 

Full description

Department: Foundation – Business Development

Hours of Work: 35 Hours per week (including evening and weekends)

Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum

Location: Villa Park

Closing Date: Sunday 16 October 2022

1. The Department

The Aston Villa Foundation is the official Charity of Aston Villa Football Club and prides itself in being innovative in its approach to the club being used as a ‘Force for Good’.

The Business Development department is a newly formed team, which sits within the central services function of the Aston Villa Foundation and provides essential support in the continued expansion and financial stability of the organisation

2. The Role

The Business Development Manager will lead a team of staff that deliver fundraising, grant writing and relationship management with key stakeholders on behalf of the Aston Villa Foundation.

The Business Development Manager will be a critical part of the Foundation’s Senior Leadership team, which oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day leadership of the Foundation.

This role will also lead on the positioning of the Foundation to deliver statutory services within Birmingham and the West Midlands. This will be achieved by developing strong relationships with key stakeholder groups including senior staff in statutory organisations and securing statutory funds to deliver services across the youth, health, education and community safety agendas.

3. The Person

The Aston Villa Foundation are seeking a highly skilled and driven Business Development Manager, with excellent communication skills and the ability to engage people at all levels.

The ideal candidate will be creative, with the ability to conceptualize and contribute to new project ideas. We are interested in new ways of thinking, new ways of working and new ways of creating social impact and the Business Development Manager will contribute to this culture

You will have a strong track record in developing relationships with senior staff, contributing to strategic priorities and perhaps most importantly you will be able to demonstrate success in securing large scale funding from statutory services through tendering and commissioned opportunities.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

For further information and to apply please go to:

Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please seeAston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding


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