Head of Specialist Solutions

  • Business Disability Forum
  • London, UK
  • Nov 04, 2017
Media-Journalism

Job Description

Business Disability Forum is a world-leading membership organisation bringing together business and the public sector to build disability-smart organisations. We have more than twenty five years' experience providing high-quality advice and guidance, in-depth consultancy, business to business networking and knowledge-sharing relevant at all stages of the journey towards greater disability confidence.
Our Disability Standard defines Best Practice and provides the benchmark against which organisations measure their performance on disability across the entire business.
Our taskforces and networks regularly bring together our Members and Partners with disabled opinion leaders to share best practice and create change in their specialist fields or areas of common interest.
The role
As a member of Business Disability Forum's Leadership Team, the Head of Specialist Solutions is responsible for:
• Developing, refining and communicating Business Disability Forum's UK & international consultancy and learning & development offers;
• Leading and overseeing the delivery of Business Disability Forum's Partner (membership) offer;
• Winning new business and ensuring the delivery of income targets in line with Business Disability Forum's vision and mission; and
• Leading, motivating, coaching and empowering Business Disability Forum's Specialist Solutions team.
The requirement
At least five years', or equivalent experience marketing and successfully selling and negotiating consultancy and/ or training services to business.
Experience of designing, leading and delivering consultancy assignments associated with improving business performance to a high standard.
Experience of giving advice on legal, HR, disability, diversity or other issues.
A demonstrable track record of successful achievements in business development (income generation) and client relationships.
Demonstrable experience of coaching, mentoring and developing less experienced consultants or colleagues.
For the full job description and person specification of this role and instructions on how to apply please visit our website below via the button below:
How to apply
Applications should be by CV and a supporting statement, of up to 400 words, detailing why you think you would be suitable for the role. If you require any adjustments to the application process please contact Barnaby Powell as set out below. Applications should be addressed to Barnaby Powell, HR & Office Manager, Business Disability Forum, Nutmeg House, 60 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NY. If you are submitting your application by email please do so to
• Closing date for applications: 5pm on Sunday, 19 November 2017.
• First interviews are planned for the week commencing: Monday, 27 November 2017.
• Second interviews are likely to take place in the week commencing: Monday, 4 December 2017.
Business Disability Forum is committed to ensuring that all its information, products and services are as accessible as possible to everyone.
If you wish to discuss anything in regards to accessibility or if you require alternative formats please contact Barnaby Powell by email at or by telephone on 020-7403-3020.
For further information on Business Disability Forum please refer to .
Equal opportunities
We are committed to becoming disability-smart and an employer of choice irrespective of race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, or pregnancy and maternity. The ethical and business case of ensuring that our workforce is representative of wider society is at the heart of what we do. When we are recruiting, disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.