Business Development Officer

Role Summary

Job title: Business Development Officer

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Salary: £26,000 per annum FTE (pro rata for part time 22.5 hours) 1 Year FTC

Accountable to: Chief Operating Officer

Working hours: 22.5 hours a week

Healthwatch Surrey is an independent champion that gives the people of Surrey a voice to improve, shape and get the best from health and social care services by empowering local people and communities. We are looking for an outgoing, persuasive and energetic individual to grow all aspects of our new business.


The Business Development Officer is a key commercial role, essential to the future success and sustainability of Healthwatch Surrey. As the successful candidate you will take the lead in identifying new business opportunities, in line with our strategy to ensure people are at the centre of the services they receive, and their voices are heard. You will develop proposals, pitch and win business. You will co-ordinate the delivery of projects for clients, working closely with the rest of our team.


The Business Development Officer will demonstrate:

 – experience of winning and managing new business

– a confident but sensitive selling style, with experience in following up on prospects and identifying new business leads to expand the business

– a positive, can-do attitude

– strong presentation and written skills

 – experience in the health and social care sector (desirable not essential).

In return we can offer flexible working, a fun supportive team and a central Guildford office location. We provide ongoing training and development and, most importantly, give you an opportunity to help improve health and social care services for local people.

Do you have good business acumen and proven business development skills? Are you looking for a new challenge? If so, we would love to hear from you.

If you require this information in an alternative format, please call: 0303 303 0023 SMS: 07592 787533. We are committed to promoting inclusivity and diversity as an employer and welcome applications from all sectors of our community.


How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@healthwatchsurrey.co.uk.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY applications that include a detailed cover letter which demonstrates how you meet the person specification will be considered for the post.

Some travel within Surrey will be required, therefore a full clean driving licence and use of a car is highly desirable. This is a part time role for 22.5 hours per week, this is a new role 1 year fixed term contract, with possibility of renewal. We are flexible about hours and days and some home working will be required.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Mon 3rd February 2020

Please note: depending on the volume of applications we receive for this post we may not be able to respond individually to all applications. Successful candidates will be notified of interview dates by Friday 7th February and interviews will take place w/c 10th February 2020.


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