Business Development and Resourcing Officer

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Corporate Strategy, Commissioning & Public Health
Strategy and Innovation
Huddersfield and surrounding areas
Grade 12

£37,890 - £39,880

At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we deliver our services to our communities. We know we have challenging times ahead so we are always looking for better and smarter ways to work.

We are recruiting to two Business Development and Resourcing roles, each with a different emphasis (in your application, please specify which role you would prefer):

Role 1: External funding role

Based in the Policy and Partnerships team but working across all Council services and with partners, this role will focus on making the most of external funding opportunities, supporting the Council and its partners to identify and successfully draw down resources that help us deliver our shared outcomes.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of external funding and investment sources and a detailed understanding of grant application issues and processes, including procedural and compliance requirements (e.g. internal and external audit).

Role 2: Profile, reputation, and influence

Based in the Communications team but working across all Council services and partners, this role will promote service innovation and extend the influence of the Council by celebrating our achievements and gaining national recognition for the things we excel in.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of cross-sector profile, networking, and awards opportunities and a detailed understanding of the issues, risks, and opportunities associated with growing the reputation of a large organisation, especially in the public sector.

To be effective in either role, you will need to be proactive and inquisitive and able to anticipate situations and seek creative solutions. You will see the links between possibilities and the outcomes we seek, and be able to make the most of them, paying close attention to detail. You will need strong written and verbal communication skills that you use to persuade others and build networks. You will show awareness of the issues involved in working with elected members.

Successful candidates will be qualified to degree level or equivalent experience, with specific experience of working with external funding, managing internal bidding processes, building organisational profile and applying successfully for awards as appropriate.

If you would like to discuss either of these roles, please contact Stephen Bonnell (Policy & Partnerships Team Manager) at

07 March 2021, 11:55 PM

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