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Business Development Co-ordinator

Do you have a passion for retail and want to work for an organisation where your hard work and dedication will have a direct impact on patient care provision to local children and adults?

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to support the retail arm of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw. Our retail teams contribute significantly to the overall income of the Hospice.

This role of Business Development Co-ordinator will provide a high standard of coordinated support, identifying growth and development opportunities and business generation.

You will support the retail team in sourcing additional retail income opportunities such as pop- up shops, retail events, one off opportunities to raise valuable funds for the hospice, along with building links and working in the local community to grow and develop additional revenue streams.

You will ensure the shops can focus on generating sales by taking the lead on transport, procurement and training amongst other things, as well as supporting in the Business Development Manager’s absence and providing cover across our shops in the event of planned and unplanned absences.

You may have a background which includes supervisor or management level experience gained in high street or charity retail, but those from other backgrounds such as sales, administration, or hospitality, with relevant transferable skills are equally invited to apply.  What’s important is that you’re a pro-active and driven individual with an eagerness to learn.

We are a local charity dedicated to providing specialist care to adults from the local area and children throughout Cumbria, as well as caring for their families, friends and carers. It takes over £4.8 million per year to run Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice with over around 80 per cent being raised through voluntary donations and fundraising activities.

We are different to other retail organisations, some of the benefits of working for Eden Valley Hospice include:

  • Regular planned weekends off
  • No unsocial hours
  • No Christmas and New Year working
  • No Bank Holiday working

Other benefits include:

  • Excellent development opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Access to discount schemes for on-line and high street retailers
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, offering free, confidential support including access to counselling, wellbeing advice and much more

Our teams have a sense a pride working for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw. We are specialists in what we do, and we are respected and valued by our community.

As a small organisation it means we work closely across teams here and ideas for improvement can be adopted and trialled quickly. Our leadership team is visible and approachable, and you will have the chance to influence the work of the hospice.

Our staff survey reflects an employer which values people and a place where their development is encouraged.

While the cost-of-living crisis is bringing us challenges – we are stable and ambitious for the future, and we are excited about opportunities to collaborate with our health and care partners and our community. For full details of the benefits of working for the Hospice, click here. To apply for the post, please complete an application form. For guidance on making an application, please click here.

Closing date: 10am Wednesday 8 May.

Please note this role is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Permanent: 22.5 hours per week.

Working days: Can be worked as 3 full days or split across the week, with very occasional evening/weekend working.  Please state your preference in your application.

Working hours: 8.30am-4.30pm

Salary: £14,031 per annum (£23,385 FTE)

Location: Carlisle

Flexibility will be considered in terms of location, however, travel will be required across our retail sites.

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