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Job opportunity - with Freedom Leisure Ltd
Head of Business Development
Freedom Leisure Ltd
HOBD0906
Package up to £65,000pa
East Hoathly, Lewes, UK
20 Sep 2019
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint an exceptional Head of Business Development to join Freedom Leisure to support our future business development strategy within the UK

Freedom Leisure is a dynamic and successful Leisure Trust which was set up in 2002. It currently operates 99 leisure facilities and a selection of paddling pools, outdoor pitches and pavilions on behalf of 21 local authority clients and two other not for profit organisations.

We are looking for someone who is an experienced sport and leisure professional who has a passion for the sector and wants to play an integral role in the future growth of a successful Leisure Trust operator. In addition, you will have additional skills to support Freedom Leisure, such as Project Management, Sales or Swimming Development.

You will have financial acumen, bid writing skills and an appreciation that every bid must be tailored to each prospective Client.

It is essential that you can manage several priorities at once and manage your time effectively.

It will be an advantage to have a degree level qualification or a higher level professional qualification in business or leisure, however this is not essential.

This is a UK wide role, which will involve travelling, so can be based at the Head Office or from home

The Role:
• To carry out the Business Development role to support the future growth of Freedom Leisure
• To write successful, high-quality bids, including accurate financial proposals and compilation of each tender submission that create profitable opportunities for the business
• To impress clients and potential clients at every stage of the pre and post tender process

It is also anticipated that the role will join the Executive Management Team of the organization and contribute to the overall management of Freedom Leisure.

REQUIREMENTS
• Working for or with community/local authority leisure
• Project working to tight deadlines
• Previous tender or funding applications
• Working with colleagues effectively
• Compiling financial proposals and budgets
• Operating at a senior level within an organization and working with Clients
• Experience of presentations

BENEFITS
• My Staff Shop, our very own staff benefit scheme, gives employees access to a great range of benefits. Get discounts on cinema tickets, travel bookings, high street e-vouchers, gift cards, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending.
• Discounted Staff membership (including family members)
• Incremental holidays
• Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential, independent and professional counselling
• Company pension
• Various insurance and saving schemes
• Financial advice
• Cycle-to-work and Car Leasing tax-efficient schemes (salaried staff only)
• All this as well as fully-funded training and career progression opportunities in a team working environment

Closing date: 20th September 2019
Interview Assessment day: 2nd October 2019
Salary package up to £65,000pa
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