Business Development Manager - Breakthrough 2

Unlocking Potential
Business & Management, Education & Training, Human Resources & Recruitment, Law & Legal Services
Camborne, Cornwall
Salary Details
£28,002 – £30,265
Hours of work
Job Type
Closing Date
Are you an experienced start-up and/or business development specialist? Can you support businesses in Cornwall to fulfil their growth potential? If so, then Unlocking Potential want to hear from you!

Job Description

Using the business development tools provided you will ensure that the quantitative and qualitative targets of the Breakthrough 2 programme are met.  You will work with new and existing businesses to help them to develop their growth plans, identify and organise any specialist support they may need and meet with them regularly to keep their plans moving forward. 

Your role will involve engaging the clients with the programme which will deliver all the inspirational events, specialist workshops, practical planning and a suite of support tools they need to grow.  When they are ready to take on new employees, you will support them through their recruitment. 

You will also help to facilitate the delivery of a suite of business development tools aimed at supporting the improvement of their productivity, entry into export markets and access to finance to enable growth among others.  You will also deliver and facilitate high quality engaging content to those businesses through our regular workshop programme.

Applicants must have:

  • A relevant Degree or equivalent.
  • Industry relevant business-to-business work experience at a management level
  • An understanding of business management, growth and development particularly in relation to start up and growth in SMEs
  • Understanding and experience of working with Start Up businesses
  • Specialist or general experience of business support e.g. accessing finance, marketing, structures, strategy and planning
  • Workshop delivery and facilitation for a business audience
  • Understanding of the local business and commercial landscape
  • Experience of establishing the support needs of a business
  • Demonstration of success in goal-orientated project management
  • Recruitment experience
  • Partner and stakeholder management experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word / Excel/ Outlook / PowerPoint/Microsoft Dynamics / MS Teams and SharePoint

Company Description

We have excellent terms and conditions of employment. We offer access to generous occupational pension schemes for teachers and support staff.  We have generous annual leave schemes including a paid Christmas closure of two weeks for most roles. We have flexible and supportive family friendly working practices with a range of contracts available including term time only options. We have a range of staff development activities available and all employees have access to free tuition on many of our courses. We offer a range of health and wellbeing initiatives to our employees including access to free counselling and a corporate eye care scheme. Most of our campus sites offer free parking to employees as well as discounted restaurants and salons.

Other Application Details

Special Conditions:

The post holder will be required to travel throughout Cornwall; a driving licence is therefore essential. This position is supported by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), part of the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) portfolio 2015 to 2020, and is funded to 31st March 2022 in the first instance.   This is home based with office at The Fibre Hub Camborne

If you require further information:

Please contact in the first instance.   

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