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The Black South West Network team is growing, thanks to the support of our partners and funders. Find out more about opportunities to join our team below! To apply for all roles below, please fill the attached Application form and return to the BSWN Coordinator Mina on For any queries regarding the post or the application process, please email To enquire about voluntary positions and placement, please contact our team on

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BSWN Business Development Officer 

Hours: 30 per week

Duration: Fixed Term 6-month contract (potential to be extended upon further funding) 

Salary: £28,000 per annum pro rata

About the role

BSWN has undertaken a piece of research into the BAME voluntary sector that informs this role. The research identified that attention should be directed to a long-term process that will foster connections, build capacity across the sector, and develop financially sustainable community business/social enterprise models of income generation for its constituent organisations, rather than seek short-term solutions. 

The BSWN Business Development Officer (BDO) will be working to implement actions that address these findings supported by Power to Change.

For the list of core responsibilities and person specifications, please see the attached Job Description. To apply, please fill the attached Application form and return to the BSWN Coordinator Mina on For any queries regarding the post or the application process, please email 

Application deadline: 26th April 2019

Interview date: 3rd May 2019

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BSWN Business Development Consultant

About the role

Over the last 3 years, BSWN has developed a concept that will create an enterprise eco-system for the BAME enterprise and social enterprise community in Bristol. Critical to this work has been the undertaking of a piece of research with the BAME business community in Bristol. The research aims were to map the BAME business community in Bristol and to seek to understand the barriers to growth and sustainability that it faces, what solutions are needed to address these barriers, and whether a BAME Enterprise Hub was deemed to be necessary for driving BAME economic growth. 

The BAME Enterprise Hub received unanimous support and was deemed to be the critical piece in the puzzle through which to provide a range of services that would support the community in addressing the barriers it faces and maximising the opportunities that exist. The Hub concept has widespread support from the strategic leaders in the city and features in Bristol City Council’s Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Strategy.

In addition to this work, BSWN has undertaken research with the BAME Social Enterprise and BAME Voluntary and Community sectors. This work has revealed both a desire and a need for services to both sectors that develop social enterprise and differentiated revenue streams for the constituent organisations.

In answer for this demand, Black South West Network (BSWN) is seeking to recruit a Business Development Consultant to undertake the next steps in developing a BAME Enterprise and Social Enterprise Hub. The work includes but is not limited to:

1) Developing the Hub business plan/proposal
2) Planning for operational integration with BSWN’s other related work

For full brief about the role and deliverables, please see here.

Project Budget: The total budget for this work is £10,000.

What we need from you:

1)   The CVs of all consultants involved in your proposal detailing their previous, relevant experience and expertise

2)   A breakdown of how you will deliver the brief

3)   Costings

Submission Details

Please submit your proposal to or send it to BSWN, Redbrick House, 6 York Court, Wilder Street , BS2 8QH by 5:00pm on 15th of May 2019.