Development Manager

  • Organisation: Groundwork NE Cumbria
  • Salary: £28,521 – £32,762
  • Salary info: 37 hours per week
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Closing date: 16 July 2014
  • Location: Annfield Plain, Stanley

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional Development Manager to work alongside the Trust’s Senior Management Team to develop proposals and write strategic bids which will support the aims of Groundwork NE & Cumbria and grow the operations

The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm and drive to achieve business targets, along with a track record of successfully sourcing and securing income through funding applications and tender opportunities.  You will use your excellent communications to engage partners in developing our diverse range of services. You will manage our funding pipeline and ensure that Groundwork’s strategic funding proposals are well coordinated and are of the highest quality. A confident networker you will represent Groundwork externally and support our project teams’ engagement with key funders in order to initiate and strengthen our relationships.

Educated to degree level or equivalent you will have extensive experience of writing complex, coherent and compelling bids to a range of organisations and programme funders, and be able to demonstrate considerable success in consistently securing contracts and grants. You will have a keen attention to detail, and an ability to pull together technical input from across the organisation often to tight timescales. We are seeking an individual who has the ambition and skill to identify opportunities and raise significant funds and who enjoys the challenge this brings.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development of our business and raise the profile of Groundwork across the North East and Cumbria.

Organisation profile:

Changing places, changing lives – one green step at a time

We deliver locally in communities across the North East & Cumbria and work on hundreds of individual projects each year. We focus our activity in communities where we can make the most difference.


Application notes:
Job Description (DOC) (DOC document)

Person Specification (XLS) (XLS document)
Application Pack 2014 (DOC document)

All completed applications should be emailed to Karen Starkie at or by post to Groundwork North East, Grosvenor House, 29 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NP

If you’re interested in this opportunity and would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sam Palombella on 07827 891847.

Closing date: Wednesday 16th July 2014  Interview date: Friday 1st August 2014

Additional details:

Groundwork North East want our workforce to reflect the make up of the communities we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.