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Strategic Development Lead

The Wise Group

Strategic Development Lead (2 positions)

£45-50k, plus exceptional benefits package


The Wise Group is a leading social enterprise helping to lift people out of poverty across the UK. In 2020 the Wise Group supported over 40,000 people through various services and programmes across three key areas – employability, energy advice & advocacy and community justice. The Wise Group builds better lives, better communities, and stronger businesses in partnership with a diverse range of organisations across the UK.

The fallout from covid has impacted us all and The Wise Group have been working tirelessly to support those in need throughout 2020 and 2021, providing tailored services and embracing new organisational values. They want to attract exceptional people that want to join their winning team.  The group have achieved so much in the last 12 months that they are on a high.  Revenue has increased by 50% in this period to accommodate the delivery of key contracts and services. The Group expects this growth to continue as their services are in high demand UK wide.

The Wise Group now has an ever-growing pool of opportunity and they are looking to recruit two new Strategic Development Leads, welcoming applications with networks in the north of England. The successful candidates will lead on strategic development activity to realise the Group’s growth aspirations and generate income through developing external relationships. As an ambassador for the group the post holder will identify and nurture growth opportunities, develop beneficial and relevant partnerships, work collaboratively across the enterprise to deliver improvement and innovations, design and develop new and innovative programmes to support customers to transform their lives and focus on securing inward investment to support the delivery of our mission. The posts sit within the Strategic Development team; the post holder will work as part of a broader team and across the enterprise.

We are seeking candidates who have a passion for social enterprise and can align with The Wise Group’s core values, whilst driving growth activity through a multitude of channels. The appointed candidates will have excellent communication skills and a track record in business development.

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To discuss this opportunity in detail please call Nigel Fortnum or Mike Orr on 0141 212 7555.

Closing Date: 10am, Monday 9th August