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Senior Development Manager

Centre for Sustainable Energy



£41802 - £50071/annum


Posted: 17/05/2024

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Job Title: Senior Development Manager

Location: Bristol

Salary: £41,802- £50,071 per year

Job Type: Permanent, Full-time (minimum 30 hours per week to be considered) Flexible, hybrid working permitted for this role with a minimum of two to three working days presence in the office expected.

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is a Bristol-based national charity that supports people and organisations across the UK to tackle the climate emergency and end the suffering caused by cold homes. We do this by sharing our knowledge, practical experience and policy insights.

The Role:

We're looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Senior Development Manager to identify new funding opportunities, develop high quality funding proposals that generate income for CSE's work in line with CSE's strategy and objectives. The successful candidate will nurture new and existing partner, client, and funder relationships.

Why choose CSE?

Attractive pension (6% employee contribution, CSE contribute 8%).
25 days annual leave (plus public holidays), increasing to 27 after 10 years continuous service.
Critical illness cover & health cash plan
A variety of discounts including vehicle breakdown cover, gym discounts and retail discounts on food and travel etc.
Tech and Cycle schemes.
Employee Assistance programme
Free eye and hearing tests.
Free weekly yoga classes.An applicant appointed to the role will be expected to:

Work effectively with others to develop funding proposals for CSE projects.
Lead the response to competitive Invitations to Tender, which require a specific and timely response to a client's brief and the ability to highlight and sell relevant CSE strengths and expertise.
Support our development process by giving direction, supervision, and support to all contributing staff.
Work with delivery teams and colleagues to set project budgets, costing work accurately using CSE's development and financial tools.
Ensure effective set up of new projects and facilitate the handover when a project bid has a successful outcome.
Ensure appropriate quality checks are carried out on all proposals.All CSE staff receive training and are given study time to complete the NEA City & Guilds in Energy Awareness.

Essential attributes for this role include:

Minimum Maths and English GCSE
Extensive work experience in a project development or fundraising role with a proven track record of securing funding for projects or services.
Familiarity with project management practices and systems.
A commitment to CSEs work and charitable mission.
The ability to construct clear and effective project proposals and tender documents.
Strong communication skills.
Good administrative skills with a strong attention to detail and commitment to quality.
Self-motivated with a flexible attitude and a proven ability to manage own time and multitask.
Empathy towards the challenges people face and communities face on their journey to net-zero.
A general understanding of sustainable energy, fuel poverty and climate change.Please note, the above is an overview of the skills required for this role. To see the full list of essential and desirable skills please see the attached job description. Your application should demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined.

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