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Business Development Manager

We would like to actively encourage applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status or disability status.

To submit your application please see the ‚ÄėHow to Apply‚Äô section below.¬†

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter here by the end of the day on Friday October 28th. 

If you are successful, you will be invited to interview. Following that, you may be required to prepare a one page Business Development Manager proposal for a potential client highlighting the benefit of a mental health programme for their company. We would encourage to visit our website, our LinkedIn page and our socials for some helpful information that you may want to lean upon.

About Mental Health at Work

Mental Health at Work is a Community Interest Company (CIC) with a mission to improve working lives by influencing attitudes and behaviours towards mental health within the workplace. We are a subsidiary of the Mental Health Foundation. We deliver focused and customised learning and development solutions for organisations to help them to normalise conversations around mental health within workplaces. In the last 12 months alone, we have reached almost 6,000 people within 58 organisations, across a range of industries.

We are now looking to recruit a Business Development Manager, reporting into the Head of Business Development, to help us further grow our business alongside an established Business Development Team. This is an exciting opportunity, in an expanding social enterprise, which will have a significant impact on attitudes and behaviour around mental health in organisations across all industry sectors.

The Role

As BDM you will be delivering against our strategy by targeting and approaching new and existing prospects in the corporate workspace and converting them to clients of Mental Health at Work. Clients may be interested in a range of services which will include bespoke mental health programmes led by facilitated training, advisory and other support services.

To be successful in the role you will need to have all the qualities of an effective salesperson as well has incorporating our values here at Mental Health at Work. Your passion, self-motivation and ability to work collaboratively and inclusively with our teams and partners, will drive success in this role.

In addition to this we are looking for the desire for tangible success and openness to connect with clients in innovative ways, to continually drive our mission. You will be able to connect with people in a personable and professional manner, to gain credibility with senior individuals within a variety of organisations including large, blue-chip organisations.


  • You will need to align to our mission and values whilst being authentic in your approach
  • Ability to develop and grow a pipeline of relevant contacts across all industries
  • Willingness to ‚Äėhunt‚Äô by making cold calls to a targeted prospect list
  • Ability to grow and ‚Äėfarm‚Äô a portfolio of existing clients
  • Nurture new business to ensure that the client becomes a lasting partner within the business
  • Commitment to working as part of a small, committed team, within a social enterprise
  • Effectively and efficiently manage time to ensure that all opportunities are maximised
  • Ability to collaborate and form good working relationships both internally and externally
  • Attention to detail in a fast paced constantly changing growth environment
  • Help shape the future of the business by engaging in meetings and suggesting process and product enhancements/improvements
  • You will ultimately be supporting our mission to have a positive impact on working lives by influencing attitudes and behaviours towards mental health

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Direct experience of business development / sales in a B2B context, ideally in a corporate environment
  • Comfortable selling face to face or remotely via phone, email and Teams
  • Strong commercial acumen when identifying, developing and following through on business opportunities
  • Demeanour which projects knowledge and professionalism. The right candidate will be eloquent and confident
  • Experience in developing bespoke and compelling proposals for prospects and clients, which will drive business
  • Competence in using PowerPoint, Word and Excel for business purposes.
  • Ability to maintain prospect and client information on and operate with rigour in line with internal processes
  • Self-motivated, tenacious, ability to work manage competing priorities and work to timeframes required
  • Ability to maintain focus on driving business forward to deliver a mission to improve working lives by influencing attitudes and behaviours towards mental health in workplaces
  • A strong interest in bringing effective and lasting change in the way mental health is managed within organisations

Life at Mental Health at Work

This role is currently home based, with some travel to meet clients, mainly, but not exclusively around the London area. You should be based within commutable distance to London and willing to travel to a central London office location as required. We will be happy to consider applicants looking for part-time opportunities and/or flexible working arrangements.

  • Salary ¬£30k (FTE Equivalent) rising to ¬£33k after 6 months probation, plus sales commission (uncapped, OTE ¬£60k for FTE)
  • This role is for a minimum 30-hour week with flexibility over days and working hours
  • The role will be home based, but you will be required to travel to our London office and other locations for team meetings and development days as required
  • Employees have 25 days holiday (Pro-rated FTE), which they are encouraged to take, plus bank holidays and office closure during Christmas and New Year
  • Contributory pension scheme: Employer‚Äôs contributions 3% (employee contributions 5%), with Aviva
  • Employee Assistance Programme through Health Assured for the employee and immediate family
  • We have a flexible approach to set working hours and appointments in the day etc.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Our Values and Commitments

  • Collaboration¬†We are a united team, aligned with the vision and mission of the organisation and all moving in the same direction
  • Inclusion¬†We bring our whole selves to work and are inclusive and open around all aspects of diversity, valuing the benefits this brings to¬†our team
  • Rigour¬†We strive for rigour and excellence in all that we do; within our team, with customers with clients and with partners
  • Passion¬†We are passionate and motivated by our purpose and our impact¬†in changing people‚Äôs lives through the influence we have on attitudes and behaviour towards workplace mental health
  • Innovation¬†We are agile and innovative both within our individual roles, as a team and for our customers, responding quickly and pragmatically, identifying and developing solutions

What to expect next:

Successful candidates will be invited to the interview stages of the recruitment process which will consist of 2 stages. Both interviews will be competency based using our values as a structure in addition to questions to understand you, your experience and your skills better. You may also be asked to complete a business proposal at second stage. We would also encourage candidates to come prepared to ask us questions they are curious about, as it will be very much a two way conversation.

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