Area Development Manager – Mental Health

Turning Point
North, South or Midlands Region
£32,450 - £43,250
27 Feb 2012
26 Mar 2012
Job Type

At Turning Point, we do more than just manage the process of change. We shape it, influence its direction and actively explore ways to identify emerging trends and respond creatively to new opportunities. It’s an approach that has already put us at the forefront of mental health service provision – and we are now enhancing our mental health team structure to meet the challenges of growth in a rapidly evolving mental health commissioning landscape.

Do you have strong business development skills? Have you got the technical expertise to ensure exceptional standards of operational delivery? Then join us as Area Development Manager and you will have a significant impact on the success of our newly organised specialist mental health directorate.

The challenges are substantial. You will develop and achieve our business growth and development strategies across a defined territory or product group. This will include building strong relationships with commissioners, identifying new needs and working closely with colleagues to develop new solutions and service delivery models. At the operational level, you will develop a robust performance management framework and use your expertise to drive continuous improvement in our people, our processes and our financial efficiency. We will also rely on you to plan and manage our diverse re-tendering activities, from analysing market data and staying abreast of competitor activity to securing commitment from business partners and actually presenting bids to prospective customers.

You are likely to have significant experience in a mental health management role, perhaps currently working as a Business Development Manager in an NHS Trust or a sector-related commercial organisation, for example. Equally, you may be a Regional Manager or a Service Manager looking to get more involved in business development. Whatever your background, you must have an in-depth understanding of the mental health and wellbeing sector. You will certainly need outstanding project management skills and a thorough grasp of performance management within the sector. First-class communication and relationship-building skills are also essential. Add to that the ability to gather, analyse and interpret complex data and you will quickly establish yourself as a vital member of our team.

You will focus on the North, South or Midlands region but given that our services are geographically dispersed, we are flexible in terms of where you will actually be based.

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