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Business Development Manager

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Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£40,000- £45,000 Depending On Experience


Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Location Description

Do you have experience within Education, Social Care or experience within Commissioning?

Are you looking to join a motivated team focused on making a difference to young people?

Job Advert Role Description

Due to consistent growth, we are seeking a suitably practical person to undertake a full time role within central Priory Education and Children’s Services.

The role will be located at a suitable local Regional Hub Office, of which we have a series across the UK, meaning that there is flexibility in terms of choosing an office that works for the successful candidate, depending upon where they live.

With line management by the Director of Strategy, the post holder will be liaising with the business development, projects and referrals colleagues across the division to facilitate the accurate monitoring and recording of Average Daily Census. Working in partnership with colleagues across the business, to ensure conversion of new referrals, to negotiate and resolve fees, and to show determination and diligence in supporting the business to support more young people. There will be a big focus on managing the development of business from new and current customers, again working closely with colleagues, including in the Projects and Operations teams, to ensure Average Daily Census and EBITBAR targets are achieved.

The role will also include stimulating international growth and supporting referrals through to successful placement and establishment of appropriate fee arrangements. As well as account management of existing customers, ensuring optimum pricing levels are achieved. The post holder will be liaising with customers and Accounts Department to ensure all customer accounts are paid according to agreement, as well as assisting with any Business Development initiatives as directed by line manager.

This is a unique post for a practical thinking candidate, who can use their time in a targeted way but who is also looking to make a real difference to young people.

Key skills:-

  • A great confident communicator, comfortable to speak with a range of external stakeholders and those throughout Priory.
  • Highly organised and used to working accurately complete work within tight deadlines.
  • Flexible and used to managing task priorities
  • Proven experience of commercial ability, the ability to deliver budgetary and growth commitments.
  • Practical knowledge and experience in selling education and social care services and knowledge of relevant legislation/statutory requirements associated with SEN education and residential children’s homes.
  • Excellent written and report writing skills
  • Highly motivated, prepared to work remotely, or to travel to locations for meetings etc.

I hope you will apply for this exciting new role within our great team, but if you are interested in hearing more about the post in the first instance please contact for an informal catch up.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.


About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.



Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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