Business Development and Projects Manager


Reporting to:

Chief Executive Officer


£40k- 45k depending on experience

Contract Type:

Funded until December 2023 but permanent contract if income generation targets met

Hours of work:

Flexible working with agreed time spent at office base at Fastnet House, Churchview Business Park, Falmouth TR11 4FZ

Place of work:

Flexible working with agreed time spent at office base at Fastnet House, Churchview Business Park, Falmouth TR11 4FZ

You will bring:

  • Knowledge and experience of managing and delivering projects
  • Previous experience of implementing organisational improvements or change
  • A passion for partnership working
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to support the adult social care sector to further develop their workforce and deliver quality improvements

We will promise you:

  • A supportive and inspiring working environment
  • A 35-hour week, with flexibility (e.g.condensed hours)
  • A flexible approach to working, nurturing a healthy work life balance
  • 25 days a year annual leave, plus Bank Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your close family members
  • A commitment to your ongoing personal development and learning

About the Role:

Please send in an up-to-date CV and covering letter detailing why you are interested in this post.

Alternatively, you may wish to submit a short video alongside your CV.

If you would like to chat to someone before applying, please text 07528 580780 to arrange a convenient time.

This is an exciting new role within our small team and is part funded until 31st December 2023 by the European Social Fund.

This is varied and innovative role to lead two ESF projects, the Skills Lab and Skills Store across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and to contribute to the wider growth of the Charity. This role is crucial for the success of these projects and the long-term sustainability of the Charity. You will work collaboratively with health and social care colleagues to provide support to at least 40 local SME care organisations to undertake training needs analysis, identifying current and future skills gaps and develop and deliver workforce development plans to ensure their staff teams have the right skills, confidence, and knowledge now and in the future.
You will lead on the support of 320 learners to achieve a range of learning outcomes, including 56 gaining basic skills, 80 gaining level 2 or below, 26 gaining level 3 or above and 56 females gaining improved labour market status.

By identifying the developmental needs of the workforce, you will lead on the procurement and the delivery of specialist learning opportunities, signposting to existing learning and funding opportunities, the development of a quality framework for learning and the development of a learning pathway supporting basic skills and beyond.

You will be responsible for promoting key outcomes and goals whilst monitoring and reviewing those on the programme to ensure they meet the eligible criteria.
Further to this, communication is a key aspect of the role where you will develop and main close working relations with partner agencies to enable the programme to meet agreed objectives.

You will lead a small staff team to support in the delivery of the projects.

An element of this role will be to work alongside the CEO to secure ongoing revenue and commissions for the Charity beyond the life of the ESF projects.
You will also deputise for the CEO as required

Main Responsibilities:

  • To successfully deliver the ESF Skills Lab and Skills Store projects, meeting or exceeding all outputs and results
  • To monitor and manage all aspects of the ESF projects.
  • Ensure that all the requirements of the ESF projects are in place.
  • Ensure that delivery is procured following procurement procedures and that delivery is costs effective and that providers are aware of each other’s activities and encourage sharing of resources.
  • Assist in building sustainable partnerships between organisations to ensure progression by participants.
  • Ensure timely and adequate reporting to LPCo (contract manager).
  • Ensuring that all appropriate policies are in place.
  • Ensure that all funding documents are checked and meet requirements before being properly filed and being available.
  • Set up and chair the project Steering Group, ensuring that this group meets regularly to effectively manage the achievements of the outcomes as set by the projects.
  • Report to the Contract Manager, associated partners / organisations on project performance, progress and risks
  • Lead and manage staff team, supporting them their effective performance and development within their roles and the organisation
  • Support the strategic development of the Charity, identifying and securing new opportunities for sustainable funding and growth
  • Lead on any new projects secured by the Charity


  • Educated to degree level or can demonstrate equivalent learning or experience
  • Experience of leading organisational improvements or change
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and numerous workstreams
  • Ability to identify and organise systems and resources to achieve required results
  • Ability to analyse and understand complex information and present that in an accessible way to others
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the current pressures facing adult social care organisations
  • Proven experience of negotiating and achieving positive outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of working with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively facilitate and present at meetings
  • Experience of leading staff
  • Ability to bring about performance improvement
  • Excellent organised approach to work and the ability to accommodate changing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to contribute to a positive working environment which promotes equality and diversity and mutual respect
  • Persuasive and positive attitude and ability to work under own initiative
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to chair and present at meetings and to deliver workshops


  • Previous experience of delivering ESF or grant funded projects
  • Experience of working in adult social care, health or similar organisation
  • Previous experience of working with or for a charitable or not for profit organisation

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