Business Growth Manager (12 months maternity cover)

Location: Sheffield city centre
Salary: £45,444 (per annum, pro rata), plus generous holidays entitlement and benefits

Business Growth Manager – 1 Year Maternity Cover (Job share - 22 hours per week)

A great opportunity has arisen within the Enterprise Team at South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA). We’re an enthusiastic bunch, committed to pioneering forward-thinking and ambitious new projects.In the last year the team has piloted an innovative home care service, supported our commercial estate agency, secured an equity stake in an established social enterprise and set up a co-production consultancy.If you enjoy problem-solving, investigating new business opportunities, collaboration and leadership then this role is for you.

You will be an analytic thinker with commercial acumen who thrives on a diverse and changing workload. You’ll be skilled at leading teams and projects and with a strong track record in collaboration.You’ll be able to communicate excellently, both verbally and in writing. You’ll have an eye for detail, be able to use your initiative and be passionate about growth and new business opportunities.

Based in the Enterprise Team, you will be working within a small team with wide-ranging connections throughout the organisation, supporting the team to develop new projects and services that support SYHA to grow strategically and promoting a culture of innovation and business development.

You will support the Enterprise Team by providing effective leadership and programme management, working alongside an experienced job share partner. The role also requires you to assess commercial viability and develop business plans for new ventures and work closely with the SYHA and SYHA Enterprises Boards, providing verbal and written reports on performance of the business activity.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills
  • Experience of developing and tracking commercial activity
  • Track record in project and programme management

We would like to increase the diversity of our Leadership Team and actively welcome applicants from a BAME background and other protected characteristics.

We will actively shortlist any candidate from BAME background and other protected characteristics that meets the criteria.

You would be joining a fantastic team and a Sunday Times Top 100 employer. SYHA is passionate about providing high quality housing, health, care and wellbeing services across the Sheffield City Region.

Some of SYHA’s benefits:

  • Generous holiday entitlement – 27 days annual leave, statutory bank holidays, plus an additional 4 SYHA days (pro rata)
  • Flexible working options including Flexi Time, Condensed Hours, Part Time
  • Excellent training including free annual training and ongoing professional development including a leadership academy
  • Excellent benefits including SYHA Rewards - employee discount scheme, which offers cash back and shopping discounts
  • Westfield Health (employer paid)

Starting Salary: Starting salary of £45,444 (per annum, pro rata), plus generous holidays entitlement and benefits

Working Hours: Part time – 22 hours a week, temporary one-year contract.

To Apply: Please apply on our career website Please attach a copy of your CV and complete the application questions.

Please refer to the Job Description and Guidance Notes documents.

To arrange an informal discussion: Please email HR on

Closing Date: Monday 2 September 2019, 12 noon

Interview Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

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