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Business Development Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Are you a dynamic and driven professional eager to make a significant impact within business support? We are seeking a self-motivated and energetic Business Development Coordinator to join our Adults & Commissioning Business Support Service at Cambridgeshire County Council on a fixed term basis until August 2025. This role is a fantastic opportunity for those passionate about leading support teams, implementing change, and shaping the future of essential services within Adult Social Care.

For more information or to have an informal chat about this opportunity, please contact Angela Smith, Strategic Business Development Manager, via email or by telephone on 077713 44983.

What will you be doing?

As a Business Development Coordinator, you'll be at the forefront of our efforts to continuously improve and enhance our business support services, working alongside operational teams. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Leadership: Lead, develop and implement the business support workforce to ensure delivery of relevant business processes and activities that provide quality, and are consistent.
  • Line Management & Team Development: Line manage and supervise business support staff, and lead, motivate, and inspire support team members, fostering their professional growth and ensuring consistent service delivery.
  • Customer Service and Financial Support: Lead excellent customer service delivery across the Business Support Service. Promote cost-effective expenditure and support managers in budget management and forecasting.
  • Expertise: Provision of guidance in areas of service support such as Business Continuity Planning, Risk Management, and Internal Communications; taking the lead in relation to the areas of service expertise as appropriate, and dealing with enquires that require additional knowledge.
  • Mentorship: Sharing knowledge and expertise through mentoring and coaching, nurturing talent within the team.
  • Strategic & Project Coordination: Lead and manage service projects, initiatives, and events, ensuring objectives are met. Provide advice to colleagues and senior managers on emerging business support related issues and services, making recommendations for action and highlighting areas of concern.
  • Cultural Change: Lead and foster a cultural change within Business Support and across internal services.

This is a full-time position at 37 hours per week, and your working base will be confirmed upon appointment. Cambridgeshire County Council offers hybrid working to provide staff with the flexibility to work across multiple Cambridgeshire offices and from home after completing initial training and induction.

About you

This demanding yet rewarding role is ideal for someone with resilience and experience in Adult Social Care and local authority environments. The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven line management experience and the ability to support a team working alongside operational teams, including the means and ability to travel the County to support staff in our locations.
  • Budget and resource management skills, with a track record of managing budgets and resources effectively.
  • Experience in various case management systems, including training staff on these systems and monitoring data.
  • Strong change management and problem-solving skills, with the ability to lead projects and develop creative solutions.
  • A collaborative and flexible approach to working with cross-functional teams to achieve shared goals both internally and externally.

How to Apply

If you are ready to join a team of Business Development Coordinators dedicated to making a difference, please submit your application along with a supporting statement addressing the essential criteria outlined in the Person Specification. We look forward to hearing from you!

The deadline for applications is Friday, 28 June 2024 and interviews will take place on Tuesday, 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July 2024.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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