Position Title

Business Development and Engagement Lead 

Hours Per Week

25 hours per week ()

Annual Salary

£27,000 (pro-rata for part-time)

Length of Contract



Lead on income generation from chargeable services, local business sponsorships and donations, delivering excellent customer service and value to a range of stakeholders.


Days and times to be agreed

Responsible to


Working Relationships

CEO, Youth Development Manager, Youth Workers, customers, donors and stakeholders.


Mary’s Youth Club, Upper Street, Islington, N1 2TX and other locations as per requirements.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 1st Aug.

About the post

We are looking for an outgoing, highly motivated individual who is bursting with confidence, loves networking and takes satisfaction from creating business opportunities and converting them into sales. The Business Development and Engagement Lead will be generating income from chargeable services, local business sponsorships and donations in order for Mary’s to be better resourced to serve young people and the youth sector in Islington.
The ideal candidate will love speaking to a variety of different people, communicate effectively with passion and enthusiasm, be organised with strong administrative skills and be tenacious, driving opportunities from initial contact through converted sales to client satisfaction.

Principal Tasks & Responsibilities

Income generation

  • Generate income for the organisations' work from a mix of income sources
  • Project, agree and achieve income targets 
  • Create leads for the chargeable products/services and donations through marketing and promotional activities
  • Spearhead new income-generating initiatives, donations and fundraising campaigns
  • Communicate new product developments to prospective clients
  • Take and administer bookings for chargeable services 
  • Produce fundraising reports 

Engagement and Partnerships development

  • Generate engagement with new and existing clients and service users, partners and volunteers 
  • Coordinate visits, appointments, presentations, networking, and mailing lists working closely with a range of partners across the non-profit, private, public and education sectors.
  • Work closely with QLIP (Quality Leadership Impact Partnerships) manager in fostering relationships with stakeholders including local authority teams, youth clubs and other organisations

Administration and data collection

  • Ensure data on existing and new clients and partnerships are consistently captured on Mary’s database
  • Identify and escalate issues and risks as necessary
  • Take part in the review, and evaluation of programmes, activities and projects


  • Carry out all work within an equal opportunities framework
  • Adhere to Mary’s Data Protection, confidentiality, H&S and all other policies and procedures

This job description reflects the current requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop due to changes in organisational and other circumstances, so the actual duties and responsibilities may vary from the particulars of this job description.

Professional Development

Mary’s is committed to providing training and support to all staff. You will be encouraged (and expected) to identify and access training to aid your personal and professional development.

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