The WEA is a unique charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. With a clear vision and a strong social purpose, we bring great teaching to local communities, with life-changing courses held in community centres, workplaces and schools. Since 1903, we have been giving disadvantaged people the opportunity to return to learning – Inspiring them to realise their full potential and become active, engaged citizens. We see education as a tool for social justice, not just self-improvement, and we pride ourselves on making learning accessible
About the role
Working closely with the Head of Income Diversification and Growth, Senior Education Managers and wider senior team you will lead a strategic approach to business development through identifying and assessing opportunities nationally and regionally from key strategic areas such as MCAs, LEPs, Public Service Commissioners and grant givers. You will be responsible for strategic development and delivery against the growth and business development plan with the purpose of developing and generating a number of significant income streams for a range of educational grants and projects across England.
You will be educated to degree level with strong experience in writing and submission of successful funding applications. You will have knowledge of procurement process and delivery of bids with a track record of negotiating contracts across a wide range of funders. In addition you will be a strong communicator and have excellent presentation and influencing skills.
The WEA is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.