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Business Development Manager

Closing date: Monday 11 March, 5pm

The role: Do you have experience of generating statutory income from local authorities and central government? Would you like to get involved in an exciting and fulfilling opportunity at a charity that offers the chance to really make a difference?

The UK has a problem with numbers, and it is holding us back. Shockingly, around half the working-age population have primary school levels of functional numeracy. ‘Not getting on with numbers’ blights lives and livelihoods, contributing to pervasive problems from unemployment to poor health and debt, and it costs the UK economy a staggering £480 million a week.

At National Numeracy, our mission is to empower children and adults in the UK to get on with numbers so they can fulfil their potential at work, home and school. Our work improves how people understand and work with numbers in everyday life, sparking better opportunities and brighter futures.

We offer a range of programmes in local areas, including provision of our learning platform, the National Numeracy Challenge, by training Numeracy Champions to support colleagues in the workplace or in the community, by running ‘Confidence with Numbers’ and ‘Help Your Child Love Maths!’ workshops, and by providing Family Maths resources for families to use together.

Following a period of rapid expansion at the charity and success working with local authorities as part of the government’s ‘Multiply’ initiative, we are now looking to identify new opportunities to work in local areas across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We are looking for someone with knowledge of the adult skills landscape, who can work to grow our understanding of local and national funding streams, such as the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Adult Education Budget, as well as potentially exploring charitable funding from corporates, trusts and foundations. You will work alongside the Relationship and Project Management teams to win new funding in 2024 and to establish new pathways to funding in 2025 and beyond.

Some key responsibilities:

  • Identify and secure new sources of statutory funding for National Numeracy’s work to support adults with low numeracy.
  • Be the in-house expert on the different funding streams that relate to the adult skills landscape in the UK.
  • Work with the team to write bids to secure funding opportunities.
  • Establish a sustainable plan for continued funding for our programmes in local areas from 2025 onwards.
  • Support the Partnerships team as needed on work to secure funding from corporate partners.

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