RAPt, is the UK’s leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services to offenders.
Business Development sits right at the heart of RAPt, working with partners from across the organisation to develop compelling new service offers for some of the most excluded people in society. Business Development Managers take a leading role across the business development lifecycle, from identifying and evaluating potential new opportunities and developing innovative new delivery models, through to assisting with the implementation of contracts we win.
The Business Development Manager will be supported to take a leading role from the outset, regularly presenting work to, and collaborating with, members of RAPt’s Senior Management Team. This ranges from making recommendations on individual opportunities, to proposing the case for expanding our service offer into complementary markets.
Tendering for opportunities is a core part of the role. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for developing compelling service offers – coordinating the work of Operational Subject Matter Experts, the Finance team, HR, Facilities, Governance, and Fundraising and Communications. The Business Development Manager will project manage the process with tact and sensitivity, balancing the needs of the Development Team against competing operational priorities. The Business Development Manager will simultaneously oversee a successful writing process that results in high quality technical bid responses, completed to tight timescales.
The role will go beyond bidding for set opportunities in pre-determined markets, with the Business Development Manager feeding into larger strategic decisions. These will include the external markets and partners RAPt engages with, as well as internal change projects the organisation needs to undergo to remain competitive and deliver a quality service. The Business Development Manager will also be supported to learn new skills in areas of interest, identify self-development goals, and pursue avenues for career progression.
In-depth knowledge of drug and alcohol misuse treatments and markets is not a prerequisite for the role. The successful candidate will be supported by colleagues in the Research and Operational teams to build a broad substance misuse knowledge-base.
For any additional questions please contact Valérie Ferretti, Recruitment Specialist, on 0203 752 5565.