Head of Business Development
Do you want to work for a company where you can really make a difference?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a high performing and experienced individual to join the senior management team of our established, successful and rapidly evolving Care and Support enterprise at Longhurst Group.
Longhurst Group is one of the UK’s top 10 leading housing providers, providing more than 22,000 homes across the Midlands and the East of England, with a large development programme, and is a leading independent provider of care and support services.
Passionate about people and committed to its vision of ‘Improving Lives’, Longhurst Group does not stand still and has an exciting future ahead with ambitious growth plans for housing, care, support and community investment. Everything we do is about helping people, enhancing their wellbeing and improving lives.
We provide a wide and diverse range of care, support and community services to people of all ages from 16+ to older people, including those with mental health needs, learning disabilities, ,or who are homeless, in a variety of service models from supported housing, extra care, and floating support to assistive technology and domiciliary care.
Reporting to the Director of Care and Support, you will be responsible for assisting the Directors and other Heads of Service in developing our high quality care and support business, and the operational performance of our Assistive Technology Services and our Northamptonshire/Rutland services. You will foster excellent, collaborative relationships with commissioners and internal teams, support directorate wide technological and systems change; and lead and manage the senior service manager in your geographical area to maintain regulatory compliance, uphold best practice and achieve high quality outcomes. You will identify and pursue business development opportunities and innovative ways of working, and contribute towards our strategic development and manage change.
Being part of Longhurst Group means living our values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the Boundaries and Fun and Fair. It is through our values that we will continue to shape the future making a positive difference within our local communities.
The ideal candidates for this role will be passionate about delivering high quality people focussed services that are financially viable and great value for money. They will have the experience and skills to lead, manage and inspire teams to provide person centred services that exceed contractual requirements and achieve great outcomes for people.
If you fit these requirements and are highly motivated, creative and pro-active, with excellent communication and organisation skills and an aptitude for effective service and business development, then we would love to hear from you.
At Longhurst Group we value and respect our people. We recognise that our success rests on the shoulders of committed staff and board members, so we want to make sure that everyone is supported and appreciated.
In return for your hard work and commitment you will enjoy excellent employee benefits including training opportunities, from 25 days annual holiday plus 3 concessionary days and a competitive pension scheme, as well as working in a forward looking, ambitious and supportive team in our growing organisation.
How to apply
If you are reading this and believe you have what it takes to be our new Head of Business Development across our Care and Support Directorate, please apply now by downloading a copy of the Job Specification and complete our online application form, please visit: www.longhurst-group.org.uk/careers.
PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature.
Closing Date: Monday 1st April 2019 at 5pm
Interview Date: Monday 8 April 2019 in Rushden
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