Head of Business Development

  • Contractor
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Indigo Volunteers profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Indigo Volunteers

Indigo is looking for a Head of Business Development to grow Indigo’s visibility across the corporate world & establish corporate collaborations.

Location: Remote (must be based in the EU, UK, Serbia, Bosnia, or Cyprus)

Start date: February 19th, 2024

Reporting to: CEO

Hours: 24 hours a week

Remuneration: £11.50/hour

Contract: 1-year consultancy agreement


  • Being part of a wonderful team and helping amazing humanitarian organisations find volunteers
  • Gain insights into the nonprofit and CSR sectors while working with a dedicated and passionate team.
  • Be part of a professional, supportive environment and team.
  • Positively contribute to the support of people living in displacement.
  • Develop skills in nonprofit management, project management, and partnership development.
  • Flexible working hours.

Purpose of the role:

The Head of Business Development (HoBD) at Indigo Volunteers is a pivotal role responsible for growing Indigo’s visibility across the corporate world, enhancing the appeal of our products and services within the CSR sector, and creating a sustainable income stream through corporate collaborations.

This role involves crafting an effective corporate outreach and partnerships strategy, representing Indigo at corporate meetings, and fostering collaborations with potential partners. Additionally, the HoBD oversees the Indigo Mentors pilot program, leading efforts in new client acquisition and managing corporate partnerships. Finally, you will be managing our team of remote volunteers, providing a supportive and inspiring online working space whilst ensuring that their work is on track and our envisioned results are attained.

As part of the leadership team, you will work closely with the CEO and operations staff to drive our strategy and ensure a financially sustainable future for Indigo.


  • PR & Sales

    • Identify strategies to enhance the appeal of Indigo Volunteers’ products and services in the CSR sector.
    • Develop templates, documents, and materials for effective outreach and website content.
    • Utilise LinkedIn and other platforms to connect with potential corporate partners and foster collaborations.
    • Represent Indigo at meetings with corporate partners, acting as a key communicator.
    • Support the interim CEO in sustaining engagement with existing corporate partners.
    • Formulate and execute long-term strategies for corporate outreach and engagement.
    • Support the creation of quarterly and annual donor reports to sustain donor engagement.
    • Use Salesforce to track corporate collaborations and push engagement.
  • Indigo Mentors Programme Lead

    • Drive new corporate collaborations and client acquisition for the Indigo Mentors program.
    • Manage corporate partnerships for the Indigo Mentors program.
    • Collaborate with the volunteer coordination team to ensure program efficiency.
  • Management

    • Oversee the CSR working group, leading weekly meetings and strategy implementation.
    • Foster a healthy working environment for CSR working group members.
    • Assist in recruiting volunteers for the CSR working group.
  • General

    • Liaise with other relevant Indigo departments (marketing, finance, coordination) to ensure the alignment and implementation of our strategy.
    • Stay informed about political, social, and humanitarian developments, maintaining credibility.
    • Promote responsible volunteer experiences.

Skills & Experience:

This role is ideally suited for someone with experience in business development, corporate engagement, or related fields, who is passionate about making a positive impact to the lives of refugees.

  • Proven experience in business development, sales, or corporate engagement.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong networking skills, especially on platforms like LinkedIn.
  • Ability to represent an organization at meetings with corporate partners.
  • Strategic thinking and ability to formulate long-term plans.
  • Leadership and management skills for overseeing teams and programs.
  • Strong team player.
  • Experience using Salesforce is a plus.
  • Interest in working remotely, managing your own time and multitasking.
  • Understanding of the CSR sector and corporate engagement is a plus.
  • Previous experience and/or demonstrated interest in the refugees and migrants sector, and knowledge of the responsible volunteering concept is welcomed.

How to apply

To apply, please fill in this application form.

deadline: 8-Feb-24

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