The Business Development Officer role is an essential one to support the growth, development and relationship management of Admiral Nursing Services. Dementia UK is a national clinical charity thats primary aim is to supply specialist dementia nurses (Admiral Nurses) across health and social care in the UK. As a Business Development Officer you will be expected to
To identify and follow up on key strategic opportunities in line with Dementia UK’s 2020-25 strategy and work closely with the Business Development Manager in pursuing these opportunities.
Effectively use Dementia UKs Common Business Process to negotiate the management of Dementia UKs partnership and contracting process to ensure that all project/service documentation is clear and transparent, up-to-date, and contractually strong; at all times fostering a strong relationship with partners and keeping projects/services on track to ensure that agreed outcomes are achieved.
To become familiar with the commissioning climate within a designated area, having an ear to the ground for new opportunities and a keen eye for innovative partnerships
To set up steering groups for each new service and manage the process of staff recruitment, plan the induction to link with host organisations and Dementia UK.
Service existing accounts ensuring that hosts are aware of expectations with regards to the running of Admiral Nursing Services and troubleshoot any actual or potential business issues
To track and monitor progress of services and projects using the Common Business Process; Where achievement of agreed outcomes or improvements are in doubt, ensure that appropriate action is taken at escalation points and that remedial measures are discussed and agreed with the Business Development Manager, and that they are then implemented and monitored
To liaise and work in partnership with other organisations working in the field of older people’s mental health, dementia, neurology, long term conditions, hospices and carers organisations, including the NHS, Local Authority, Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Carers UK, Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads etc.
To represent Dementia UK at relevant regional networking events, maintain strategic relationships, and act as a spokesperson for the charity, to contribute to debate at a regional level and in the public arena on subjects relevant to carers, dementia and Admiral Nursing.
To assist the Trust Fund Manager in putting together expressions of interest, including assessment of all partnership requirements, background research/positioning, development of partnership/consortium arrangements and preparation of budgets where required.
To ensure the appropriate use and promotion of the Dementia UK brand and brand initiatives.
To work collaboratively with the Finance Team to ensure Management & Development Income is collected promptly.
To make full use of supervision with the Business Development Manager. Flagging up concerns and seeking support when necessary.
To use the Common Business Process to develop cohesive collaborative relationships with Dementia UK colleagues within your virtual regional team: to scope, implement and ongoing management of effective services in line with the Common Business Process
To work collaboratively with colleagues in Fundraising & Communications to ensure that business development opportunities for new work, services and solutions for people affected by dementia can utilise and provide leverage opportunities for voluntary income via funders and donors.
To contribute to the development and running of national initiatives which are developed and delivered through cross-departmental working
To work in a manner that facilitates inclusion, particularly of people with dementia and family carers
To administrate and organise own work to ensure that it is accurate and meets quality targets, reasonable deadlines and reporting requirements
To build and maintain a strong knowledge of Dementia UK’s activities & services
To work within the policy framework of Dementia UK
To adopt an anti-discriminatory approach in all aspects of the role