Business Development Officer

1st June 2022 by Maya Woodley

At the moment we are particularly interested in welcoming black applicants or people who are ethnically and culturally diverse, as these people are currently underrepresented in our team – we want to change this.

Department: Workplace Inclusion Team

Manager: Adam Hyland

Hours per week: 35 hours per week (open to discussion and flexibility)

Location: Brighton Head Office or Remotely from home

Salary: £27000 – £31000 per annum, depending on experience (pro rata for any hours less than full time)

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st July 2022

At Diversity and Ability our mission is to inform and advocate for intersectional neurodiversity and disability inclusion through technology, training and talent. We recognise the strength and value of lived experience, celebrating the voices of disabled and neurodiverse people with the aim of creating a world in which everyone can participate and thrive.

You will be filling a key role within the organisation, working at the heart of the workplace inclusion team. The team works with organisations, big and small, to accompany them on their journey to embedding inclusivity and embracing diversity and disability confidence. This involves providing services such as disability inclusion consultancy, 1-2-1 leadership training and company-wide training and workshops.

Utilising your dynamic communication and negotiation skills, you will work closely with the Partnerships and Outreach Lead to strategically identify leads and turn them into sales. This is a role with meaning and purpose that needs someone who is excited by positive social change. You will be highly organised and have great attention to detail, with the confidence to share your ideas and work collaboratively with teams across the organisation.

Who we are looking for:

• A strong communicator, able to build influence and build effective working relationships with a variety of prospective clients and organisations

• Someone with an aptitude for sales and negotiation

• You’ll bring initiative and a proactive attitude to driving new business

• You’ll demonstrate a high level of resilience and the ability to handle rejection well

• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to flourish in a dynamic fast-paced environment

• A strong sense of self-motivation, ambition and determination

• Strong presentation and negotiation skills

• Good knowledge and understanding of disability and inclusion

This role requires someone who is passionate and excited about the difference that D&A can make to the culture of workplaces and can learn how to effectively communicate this to stakeholders. If you feel that you can do this, while managing an array of bespoke proposals, then this could be the right role for you!

For the full job pack and details on how to apply please access our job pack, available in pdf format, plain text or powerpoint. If you require this in a different format, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For more information about this role please contact Maya by emailing