Kickstart Scheme - Business Development Officer

Job Location

From Home

Type of Job

25 hours a week

About the job

We are looking to employ two motivated business development officers to oversee projects and develop growth opportunities in a fast-paced non-profit start-up environment. Our projects are focussed on delivering value and change around the neglected public health issue around gambling-harm and with particular interests around mental health effects in young people and minority ethnic communities.

The postholder will work from home and generate practical approaches to tackle gambling-harm and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to develop projects around harm minimisation solutions. They would then liaise with the C-Suite of the non-profit and other team members to develop and funding proposals. In summary, the postholder will play an integral role in developing business initiatives and opportunities to collaborate with third parties, alongside completing funding applications, and in part overseeing the delivery of projects to ensure they are in line with our values and high standards.

In strategising projects and turning them into funding proposals, candidates will develop and hone their analytical skills and communication skills. Furthermore, they will also develop their leadership and organisational skills by working on a range of projects and with a range of stakeholders.

This role will suit someone interested in tackling gambling-harm, addressing neglected health inequalities, or public health work.

Salary and benefits: 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months,
associated employer National Insurance contributions, and
employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions


To be eligible for the Kickstart Scheme, you must be:

  • 16 - 24 years old and

  • be in receipt of Universal Credit

  • To be successful in this role, the placeholder will need to be effective in steering this non-profit towards and through growth opportunities. 

  • To do this, they will need to have experience in thinking strategically and taking leadership of a wide range of project types. 

  • They will need to have some leadership or management understanding in an academic or a professional context.

  • Furthermore, they will need to demonstrate experience in using analytical and communication skills to create and convey proposals and collaborations, mainly through writing but also spoken English.

  • Additionally, they should have some awareness or understanding of gambling harms. 

  • They should have a strong academic or professional track record and would benefit from having studied a business or management-related qualification; however, these are not strictly required to do well.

About us

TalkGEN C.I.C is a pioneering non-profit organisation that is built independently by individuals with lived experience of gambling-harm. Our purpose is to utilise lived experience of gambling-harm to help guide gambling-harm prevention strategies.


United Kingdom