Business Development Project Manager

Business Development Project Manager: £40k pro rata

Fixed-Term Contract: 6-9 months (with the potential for a year depending on early outcomes)

Better Pathways is looking to recruit an experienced business development professional to lead a review of its Express Signs social enterprise based in Solihull. 

The ultimate aim of the project is to have a business case setting out a plan for achieving Express Signs’ long-term sustainability, both commercially and as a provider of pathways to employment opportunities for people needing support to maintain good mental health. The project manager will be supported by an external consultant, commissioned to advise on broader strategy.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who would relish the chance of getting their sleeves rolled up and stuck into what will be an interesting and challenging assignment.  Express Signs’ small staff team of two is energised by the prospect of working with someone to turn around a service they feel passionate about but that has not had the focus it needs until now.  There is real potential to make a big difference here.

Better Pathways Social Enterprise: Better Pathways runs a packing and assembly social enterprise (BAS) on its site in Digbeth. It also runs a small woodcraft workshop. Whilst the main driver for this project is the Express Signs enterprise, this project will include a consideration of options for bringing together all 3 enterprises under the Better Pathways umbrella within an overarching recovery and leadership model. The business case will include an assessment of the potential for the Birmingham mental health foundation trust’s patients to be supported on their recovery journeys by all three enterprises.


Applying for the role

Download our Role Description and Person Specification here.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Sue Roberts at or call 07753 327821.

CVs, setting out clearly how the person specification is met, should be sent to The closing date for CVs is Friday 12th June.

As a “Disability Confident Committed Employer” we welcome applications from people with disabilities or health conditions. If you need any reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please email the above address with the details.