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Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager sits in the Development Team, which is responsible for delivering income to sustain and grow The Reader's work and developing relationships that can help make that work happen. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for all commissioned income secured from NHS bodies, the criminal justice sector and from Local Authorities. These commissions may be to deliver Shared Reading in mental health settings or services to read with those living in prison or probation settings or to deliver our Reading Heroes programme enabling us to read 1-2-1 with care experienced children.

The post holder will hold a strategic overview within this area, ensuring a coherent and joined up approach to fundraising from within the public sector.  Partnership working will be instrumental in the role, progressing key relationships, seeking potential new fruitful partnership opportunities, and working collaboratively across teams.

How to apply

  1. Take a look at our candidate recruitment pack to find out more about The Reader and what it’s like to work with us and to see a full job description for details about what responsibilities, skills and experience are required.
  2. Complete your application form and personal details form and send it to us before the closing date.

(vacancy reference code: MA_220424)

Based at

Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB (Flexible working will be considered)


35 hours per week / 1 FTE

Rate of pay

£29,870 per annum



Reporting to

Director of Development and Communications


9am, Monday 22nd April