Business Development Director

Business Development Director

  • Do you want to be part of making a positive difference to the mental health & wellbeing of people in our community?
  • Are you passionate about collaborative working to lead and drive the income generations streams to support our ambitious goals?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

This appointment comes at an exciting and challenging time.  Over the last few years, Leeds Mind and Mind in Bradford have developed a positive and mutually supportive relationship that has enabled each organisation to develop and provide great support through a range of services to our clients. We aim to reach more people and have the biggest possible positive impact on their lives. We hope to enhance the breadth and depth of support and expertise available to both organisations to continue to develop and thrive in the everchanging landscape we are living within.

As part of this collaborative working we are looking to appoint a Joint Business Development Director to strengthen place based and West Yorkshire based delivery and impact.

West Yorkshire Mind is looking for someone with strong leadership skill and a proven track record of developing and delivering income generation strategy to support the organisations of Mind in Bradford and Leeds Mind in their delivery of the strategic priorities, driving the organisations forward in a challenging, post Covid, climate.

The ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate their ability to build relationships with commissioners, funders, stakeholders and partners, with experience of managing fundraising and events. Alongside this, experience of successful bid writing and financial modelling is key. 

Purpose of the post:

We are looking for a dynamic Business Development Director to lead our current Business Development Functions across Mind in Bradford and Leeds Mind and the West Yorkshire footprint. The post holder will have strategic responsibility for business development, income generation, partnership building, fundraising, commercialisation of services, marketing and digital developments both at ‘place’ and for the West Yorkshire footprint. The post holder will also lead our competitive tendering processes while seeking out new opportunities to grow and expand our offering.

For full details please refer to the Job Description and Candidate Pack which can be found on our website:

Grade/Salary: £47,665 to £50,737 (2021/22 scale)

Hours of work: 37 hours Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekends as required.

Location: Flexible with strong visibility at both Mind in Bradford and Leeds Mind.

Responsible to: CEO Mind in Bradford and Leeds Mind

Employed by: Mind in Bradford

Responsible for: Business Development Teams based in both Bradford and Leeds

Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays (increasing to 28 days plus bank holidays)

Pension: We operate a contributory pension scheme.  

Other: Life Assurance, Health Cash Plan, Employee Assistance Programme

Closing Date: 9am on 4th July 2022

Interview Date: 14th or 15th July 2022

In the first instance any enquiries should be directed to or apply via the portal.

Making an Application

  • Please email your CV along with a covering letter explaining how you feel you meet the criteria for the role and highlighting your experience and knowledge of or passion for our cause in word format (as an attachment) to

  • Please note it is not possible for us to give feedback to non-shortlisted applicants

  • Mind in Bradford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and all successful applicants will be asked to apply (through Mind in Bradford) for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a right to work in the UK check

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Closing date: 4th July 2022 9:00am
Hours: 37
Salary: ££47,665 to £50,737 (2021/22 scale)
Salary Frequency: Per annum
This job is connected with: Mind in Bradford