Job Description



Job Title: Business Development Researcher / Administrator


Reporting to:

Hours of Work:


Director of Business Development

35 per week

City Reach, 5 Greenwich View Place, London, E14 9NN


The postholder will provide first class research activities, administrative support to and personal assistance to the Director of Business Development to ensure the efficiency of the day to day running of the Business Development Team.


To thoroughly understand the current business of 4Children and the diverse markets within which it is operating

To provide research activities to support the business development process, producing detailed reports as part of the tendering process

To assist the Business Development Team to progress all Business

Development opportunities via the statutory and voluntary bid process.

To monitor tendering opportunities and produce regular reports for the

Director of Business Development on those opportunities

To maintain efficient filing and communication systems.

To carry out all administration duties for the Business Development Team and act as personal assistant to the Director of Business Development.

Maintain accurate database records, ensuring accurate information is held on database files relating to the work of the team.

To support the Bid Managers in the preparation of tender submissions, including undertaking research, collating information, proofreading final drafts and uploading or despatching final submissions.

Created 10 th

September 2014

Job Activities

– Standard Terms Common to all Job Descriptions

To promote the organisation's Equal Opportunities policies.

 Promote the organisation’s quality systems including Investors in People and


In discharging the duties of the post to have due regard for the provisions of

Health & Safety at Work legislation, as detailed in the Health & Safety manual.

A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families.



Educated to a good class of degree standard.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to proofread and to produce concise and accurate reports.

Excellent research skills.

Good organisational skills.

A good level of computer literacy with knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Project) and a willingness to expand knowledge and training.

A methodical and efficient approach to tasks with the ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.

An e nergetic and enthusiastic “can do” attitude.

An understanding of and commitment to working in an equal opportunities environment.

Experience of working with a wide variety of people and organisations.

Ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines whilst under pressure, whilst working in a fast moving/changing environment.

Knowledge of the British system of Government.

Created 10 th

September 2014

Created 10 th

September 2014