Head of Specialist Solutions

The role

As a member of Business Disability Forum’s Leadership Team, the Head of Specialist Solutions is responsible for:

  1. Developing, refining and communicating Business Disability Forum’s UK & international consultancy and learning & development offers.
  2. Leading and overseeing the delivery of Business Disability Forum’s Partner (membership) offer.
  3. Winning new business and ensuring the delivery of income targets in line with Business Disability Forum’s vision and mission.
  4. 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.

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Market Insight & Research Manager 

The role

The Market Insight & Research Manager works with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and other members of the Business Disability Forum team, to lead and develop the implementation of market research strategies for the organisation and to inform business and service development through leading insight activities relevant to the organisation’s target markets.

The requirement

  • Market and customer insight and research experience, especially in a business membership organisation or other B2B environment.
  • Experience of strategy development and implementation.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of people, at different levels from suppliers to CEOs.
  • Advanced capabilities in relation to database packages and marketing software, Microsoft office, email, social media platforms and the internet.

Please click here to download a full job description and person specification for this role.

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 is: 5pm on Sunday, 19 November 2017.
  • First interviews planned for week commencing: Monday, 27 November 2017.
  • Second interviews are likely to take place in the week commencing 4 December 2017.

Business Disability Forum is committed to ensuring that all its information, products and services are as accessible as possible to everyone. Business Disability Forum prides itself on having a flexible approach to service delivery and we are happy to discuss flexible working options with suitable candidates.

If you wish to discuss anything in regards to accessibility or if you require alternative formats please contact Barnaby Powell:

  • Tel: 020-7403-3020.



Equal opportunities

Business Disability Forum is committed to becoming disability-smart and an employer of choice irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil Partnership. 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 the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.