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DR UK are looking for a Business Development Manager

15 October 2018

Use your commercial skills to deliver disability equality

Disability Rights UK is looking for a Business Development Manager who can turn our vision and mission into products that businesses aspire to. This is an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced and commercially driven professional to excel. You will:

  • Be commercially minded with a strong emphasis on quality,
  • Be able to communicate with a wide variety of audiences,
  • Be passionate about equality for disabled people and creating an inclusive world,
  • Have a track record of developing innovative and creative ideas to meet business needs.

Developing products to help business recruit and retain disabled people and to reach disabled customers, you will work with people who are passionate about changing society and driven by their own experience of disability.

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for meeting revenue targets by:

  • Turning our expertise into revenue
  • Securing corporate contracts
  • Marketing and sales initiatives for our content and publications
  • Turning our website reach into income

You will be based at the home of the 2012 Paralympics in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with state of the art facilities. Flexible working arrangements and one or two days remote working each week are standard for all DR UK employees

The money you generate will be used to fight for equality and the products you develop will support businesses to be better employers.  



Starting salary: £35,000-40,000 pa


Disability Rights UK is based at Plexal, 14 East Bay Lane, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 3BS.

Job Description

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage and grow Disability Rights UK’s training and consultancy work
  • Secure commercial partnerships, research contracts, corporate sponsors and advertising
  • Research markets and identify new products and services, working with colleagues to explore initiatives that utilise their teams’ expertise
  • Develop and market new profitable ventures that fit with DR UK’s mission, vision and values
  • Manage and develop a network of Disability Rights UK Associates, ensuring client feedback is used to assure quality
  • Support the promotion and marketing of Disability Rights UK’s publications
  • Manage Disability Rights UK’s key promotional events, including the Jack Ashley Memorial Lecture

Please send your current CV, together with a cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification, to recruitment@disabilityrightsuk.org by 9.00am on Wednesday 24th October, with interviews on Thursday 1st November.

Supporting documents

Job Description and Person Specification