Business Development Lead, Allia Impact Ltd

Allia Future Business Centres Cambridge & Peterborough

Up to £40k per annum depending on experience.Company pension scheme.Free on-site parking.Bike2Work Scheme. Life Insurance. Flexible working. Casual dress. Wellness programme.Previously awarded the best not for profit employer in the Eastern Region.Be a part of a community that drives innovation with a focus on addressing environmental and social challenges.

Closing: 18/11/2022

Allia Impact Ltd, part of the Allia charitable group, is seeking an experienced fundraiser and relationship builder to help us with the next stage of growth of our impact venture support and programmes.
This role may also be known within the company as Business Development Lead.

Location: Cambridge or London, with occasional travel to other centres
Hours: Full time, Mon to Fri, 35 hours a week preferable but we will consider 4 days (28 hours).
Salary: Up to £40k per annum depending on experience
Contract: Initial 12 months, extendable on basis of successful activity.
Reports to: CEO of Allia Impact Ltd.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship.

About Us
Allia Impact runs a range of venture support programmes to help entrepreneurs build an idea into a business; start-ups to scale and grow; and small businesses to establish and thrive. It supports purpose-led ventures, start-ups and social enterprises that work hard to create positive impact addressing social and environmental challenges such as the climate emergency, homelessness, poverty, diversity and inclusion.

Allia Future Business Centres provide workspace, community and a thriving ecosystem where start-ups and ventures can network, collaborate and grow. The venture support team run programmes from the centres in Cambridge and Peterborough and have an active team in East London, dedicated to working with businesses and impact ventures in Hackney and surrounding boroughs.

As part of our growth strategy, we have identified the need for a Business Development Lead to support the expansion of Allia Impact’s venture support work. You will report regularly to the CEO of Allia Impact and the Director of Ventures.

The key priority is:
• Identifying and securing funding sources to maintain and grow our range of venture support programmes which currently operate in London, Cambridge and Peterborough. As these are free to attend and demand no equity, we rely on external funding to support us to deliver this impact service.

We would like to expand into new prospective locations in London and Eastern England to deliver more programmes and support more small businesses. This will entail an extensive focus on Trusts and Foundations who are addressing the various themes Allia works to address.

For further information about our work, please go to

About you
You will be passionate about the challenges we are seeking to address, and be ambitious for growth and impact, as well as for personal growth and progression. You will be aware of the range of different approaches to fundraising and social investment.
You will be experienced in:
• Trust/Foundation fundraising with a track record of generating significant resources • Tender and bid writing, with evidence of success
• Researching funding opportunities
• Business development, strategic relationship building and networking
• Written, verbal and presentational communication (a short sample of your written capabilities will be requested upon completion of first interview)

Our people are pivotal to our success, and we have grown expediently. We are an equal opportunities employer which embraces diversity, inclusion and flexible working. We offer a great working environment, true team working ethos, good benefits and much more.

We are committed to equality and diversity for our ventures, tenants, colleagues, volunteers, trustees and supporters. We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to the communities in which we serve. We are working to increase diversity and would particularly welcome applications from groups that are currently under-represented, including those from a BAME background.

To apply for this role, please send an up-to-date CV with a supporting covering letter highlighting your skills and experience along with why we should consider you for the role and your salary expectations to Applications will not be considered without this information.

All applications should be submitted by 18th November 2022, but we will begin interviewing before then so early application is advised.