Director Of Business Development

Are you looking for a new challenge and get excited by change?

Want to work in an organisation with a positive culture, be a part of a motivated leadership team that understands people’s potential, support their development and make the most of valuable talent?

A not for profit, Community Interest Company, with ambitious plans to grow and a high sense of purpose is looking for a Director of Business Development. With a client portfolio of thousands of top businesses, including familiar names such as Allianz Insurance, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, McDonald’s and Brompton Bikes. 

The Investors in People office is situated in London but we actively encourage flexible working. We want people to work where they are able to do their best work and deliver the best results for Investors in People and its community. Many of our key accounts are based in the South of England and the Director of Business Development role will involve frequent travel throughout our territories

We are looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative and committed team player. The ideal candidate needs to share our passion for enabling people to achieve their potential.

We want to help every individual, and every team, be the very best they can be. 

We are passionate about unlocking people’s potential.

We believe that organisations succeed by realising the potential of their people. We work with organisations across the UK and internationally to understand and improve the way they manage, develop and engage their people making work a more rewarding experience for everyone. 

When you join us, you join an exciting and innovative company that has a passion for learning, a strategic mindset, and is focused on developing a movement that will shape the future of work.

About this role

We are looking for a Director of Business Development to join the Executive Team of the organisation and help steer the organisation through its next phase of growth.

The Business Development Team is responsible for recruiting and retaining organisations in the territories directly managed by IIP CIC (South of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and International).

As the successful candidate, you will be someone who believes that investing in people is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart way of achieving sustainable business results. You will thrive on providing support and added value to clients in order to retain current and recruit new.  You’re a perfect match if you are purpose driven, have a successful track record in sales and account management and have excellent leadership and people management skills.

Day to day you lead the sales and account management teams, alongside engaging our community of 120 self-employed Practitioners who deliver our Accreditations. You will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to significantly increase the number of new organisations we attract to the IIP Community as well as retaining our currently accredited clients.  Part of your strategy development will be to personally lead on recruiting large IIP accounts with our CEO.  Supporting and galvanising the IIP Practitioner community and enhancing our account management approach is also a critical success factor for this role.


The role offers a competitive salary and an attractive commission structure.

You will report directly to the CEO. 

Closing Date – 26th September


  • 25 days’ annual leave (+ 8 bank holidays) (increasing by 1 day annually up to 30 days)
  • Additional leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Sales commission and annual team bonus
  • Open plan offices, centrally located in London next to Victoria station and equipped with a host of on-site facilities including a gym and staff restaurant
  • Free tea and coffee, fruit and a regular supply of cake
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • 37-hour week
  • Commitment to learning and development
  • Flexible working