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Business Development Director

  • Location: West Midlands
  • Organisation: British Dressage
  • Salary: Volunteer, out of pocket expenses paid.
  • Closing Date: 25 April 2019 | Non Executive Director

Business Development Director

Salary: Volunteer, out of pocket expenses paid.

Location: West Midlands

British Dressage (BD) is the national governing body for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of dressage. With over 17,000 members, BD aims to be the most respected and successful organisation for people passionate about dressage.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as Business Development Director. The Business Development Director is a non-executive Board level position, which will be a co-opted appointment for a single term of four years, to provide independent oversight and input into our commercial strategy.

This will include developing our fundraising activities as part of our charitable status, as well as identifying opportunities to diversify income streams, through sponsorship, licensing and other partnerships. We therefore welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates that have previous relevant experience gained from similar roles in a professional capacity. The Business Development Director will work on a voluntary basis to provide leadership and strategic direction to the commercial, marketing, communications and membership departments within British Dressage. This individual will be required to attend all Board Meetings, as well as support the Finance and Business Development Committee, chaired by the Finance Director. There will also be the opportunity to chair working groups to help plan and develop the organisation’s commercial activities on specific projects, as required.

The Business Development Director must have a proven track record of delivering commercial success, with demonstrable knowledge, experience and skills in at least one or more of the following specialist areas:

o Membership

o Marketing

o PR / Communications

o Sponsorship

o Fundraising

o Licensing / merchandising

A passion for sport is considered essential for this position, while an active interest in equestrianism would also be advantageous.

How to apply

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for this role, by email to: 

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