37 hrs per week, 2 years fixed term contract

£38,223 rising to £39,186 following successful completion of induction and probation

Can you help turn ideas into reality?

Are you someone who enjoys the detail of researching an opportunity and building an evidence base?

Do you have the skills to project manage those opportunities to enable them to become a reality?


We’re looking for someone with all of these skills to help us take our strategy forwards. We’re committed to growing and developing our impact and we are looking for someone to help us spot those opportunities and work out which we are best placed to take forwards.

This role will work alongside the senior leadership team to provide robust information and business cases which enable decisions about the future of the organisation. You’ll then have a role in supporting those ideas to come to life.

About you

You’re a natural networker who builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders easily. You’ll be in your comfort zone researching and analysing data and information to draw out conclusions and produce overviews of what the data is revealing. You’ll be able to work with a range of people to co-design effective solutions and to build evidence-based business cases to demonstrate the viability of a range of options. You’ll be comfortable working alongside operational teams to design and incubate new services preparing them for market before handing them over to mainstream delivery.


To be successful in this role you will need to have ….

  • a relevant professional qualification at degree level e.g. Business Development, Project Management
  • sound understanding of the social care sector and market
  • knowledge of social care standards and regulations and how these relate to the practical operation of services
  • experience of working in a similar role where business case development and opportunity identification have been key features of the role
  • experience of managing multiple projects or a programme of work
  • the ability to research and analyse data and information to draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • the ability to gather information from a range of stakeholders


About us

We support adults with learning disabilities and older people across Bury, Greater Manchester and provide a range of services for adults across days, stays and lives.

These services are very diverse and offer a unique and exciting opportunity to empower the people we support. Persona is a local authority trading company and as such plays a significant role in the delivery of social care in Bury. We are a strategic partner of Bury Council and a member of the Bury Integrated Care Partnership. We operate on a not for profit basis and we are a values led organisation; embedding our values in all we do.

We believe that great support comes from a great workforce and we put strong emphasis on building the right team to deliver our services. We are proud to have attained Member status of the GM Good Employment Charter and to be awarded Most Improved Large Employer in 2023. We are fully committed to flexible working and this role lends itself to someone looking for flexible hours and/or location.

About the role

Further information about the role can be found in the job description.

In return for your contribution we will support you throughout your career -

We provide a wide range of employee benefits, career development and lifestyle support services to ensure that you too feel supported, fulfilled and valued from day one of your employment with us.

For more details on learning & development, click here. Find out about our values and our purpose here.

Click here for stories on working for Persona, from people who work for us and read FAQ about working in care here.


Persona is committed to being an inclusive employer and recognises the value of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

We welcome applications from all people, irrespective of their personal characteristics or circumstances, and appointments are made objectively based upon talents, abilities and experience.

Where possible, we will support employees to work flexibly or with adjustments, so that they can perform to their best ability. We are committed to providing a working environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect, and where individual skills and life experiences are valued.

Please note

Satisfactory disclosure at the appropriate level under the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.

If this sounds like the role for you:

Please complete the attached form and a member of the team will give you a call back to discuss your interest in the role, answer any questions you may have and arrange an interview for you.

Deadline for applications Wednesday 5th June with interviews being held in Bury during the week commencing 10th June 2024.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Please note we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to workers from outside of the UK.