Salary £16,225 PA for 16 hrs per week (FTE £38,025)

Closing date: midnight 27.02.22  Interview date 15.03.2022

We are looking for a Business Development Officer to drive our Quality Mark ‘kite mark’ scheme to the next level. The Quality Mark Scheme supports organisations to be more LGBT+ inclusive. It helps service providers demonstrate to service users and staff that the organisation has taken steps to improve their offer for LGBT+ people, internally and externally.

Role Requirements

  • High standard of interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience of business development and sales
  • Proven experience in marketing and communications
  • Experience of project management and meeting deadlines 
  • Experience of being influential in a professional capacity in person, on the phone and video conferencing
  • Computer literacy and skills in Word, Excel, Word Press and online video conferencing platforms (for example Zoom and Microsoft Teams)
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team

Key responsibilities will include:

• Business Development: Enhancing the current offer and stimulating new investment into the Scheme. Exploring new investment models for the Scheme to support its sustainability.
• Scheme Management: Maintaining, developing and managing relationships with the existing portfolio of Scheme members and those undergoing the process.
• Relationship building: Identifying, researching and targeting organisations as prospective Scheme holders.
• Profile and reach: Reviewing organisational assessments and organising award events.
• Digital Development: Developing a dedicated webspace for the Quality Mark Scheme with a directory of organisations that currently hold the Quality Mark at either Achieved or Working Towards level. Identifying opportunities to monetise web profiling and advertising for organisations. Also exploring digital solutions to improve processes related to the Scheme.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for more details.

This post is fully funded for one year with a view to the salary being subsequently subsidised by income generation.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Click here for Job Description & Person Specification

Click here for Application Form


If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact

Dr Lewis Turner, Chief Executive

Lancashire LGBT

Derby House, Lytham Road, Preston PR2 8JE


mobile: 07788 294993