Operations and Commercial Manager (Fixed Term)

Job title Operations and Commercial Manager (Fixed Term)

Department Designability

Salary £35,000 FTE

Grade N/A

Placed on Tuesday 20 April 2021

Closing date Monday 24 May 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF8247

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Based in Bath (home working during covid restrictions)

37.5 hrs/week (open to flexible working)

Fixed Term – 12 months

For over 50 years, Designability has designed and provided products that have enabled disabled people to live with greater independence. Our team of talented designers and engineers create innovative products which have helped hundreds of thousands of people with their day to day challenges. We are best known now for Wizzybug, our powered wheelchair which helps very young disabled children move and play independently for often the first time in their lives. Families loan one from us free of charge thanks to the generous support of our donors. 

We create our innovative products by being experts in user-centred design – put simply, this means that it is disabled people who drive our innovation strategy, and it is their needs and views which make our products unique.

We have ambitious plans for the future. We are in a strong financial position and have a forward plan which includes a significant new product innovation and a partnership project which will have impact on the lives of millions of disabled people. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team providing solutions which deliver greater choice for disabled people. 

We are seeking an Operations and Commercial Manager to join our Operations team, helping to maximise the commercial potential of Designability’s products, as well as supporting the overall operations of the organisation. 

You will have:

  • Experience in business development or commercial management 
  • Strong operational management experience, working to deadlines and delivering on time and budget
  • Exceptional communication, influencing and negotiation skills 

You will joining an independent, national charity based in Bath. Our creative and inspiring team includes engineers, technicians, product designers, occupational therapists, fundraisers and administrators. We are led by strong values: we are creative, inclusive and practical, with our vision being to create a future where every disabled person has the products they want to live the life they choose.

We are really proud that we were recently awarded second place in the ‘Best Charities to Work For 2020’ list by Third Sector which is a reflection of our team highly rating the fact that we encourage activities that create strong teams and foster good personal relationships. Our staff also stated their confidence in Designability’s leadership and strategic planning.

To find out what benefits we currently offer to our team, please visit: https://designability.org.uk/benefits-that-come-with-working-for-designability/

To find out more about Designability visit designability.org.uk 

The University of Bath provide us with recruitment support and applications are made through the University of Bath jobs website. We choose to follow many of the University of Bath’s human resources policies. However, Designability is a fully independent charity and our staff contracts are not with the University.

For an informal conversation about this role, please email George Leroy at Designability on georgeleroy@designability.org.uk 

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