Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Researching and generating new leads and identifying opportunitie
  • Working collaboratively with partner agencies to identify opportunities and create integrated solutions
  • Reviewing ITTs and briefs and creating innovative and effective responses which reflect all clients’ priorities
  • Prospecting and selling EdComs solutions to new clients
  • Actively contributing to and leading internal brainstorms, pitches, proposals and presentations
  • Briefing and supporting cross-company staff on business development initiatives
  • Working with internal colleagues to create and coordinate budgets
  • Ensuring delivery of business development activities is on schedule, on budget and to EdComs’ quality standard
  • Working with the Research team to identify impact or insight evidence for Business Development opportunities
  • Attending external events on behalf of EdComs and providing feedback and information on market and creative trends

The successful candidate is likely to have 5years+ experience working in consultancy, media and/or brand planning or have experience working in education and/or successfully selling education or community linked products and services.

Key skills and knowledge required 

  • Excellent writing skills – including reports, applications, proposals and briefing notes
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills
  • Excellent ability to interpret briefs and invitations to tender from all stakeholder angles (client, school, young people, EdComs)
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Good strategic thinker
  • Good ability to think commercially, and recognise commercial opportunity
  • Good understanding of how to use data effectively
  • The ability to think creatively and to apply this to all aspects of their work
  • A proactive and positive attitude
  • Confidence to work independently, as well as part of a larger team
  • The ability to quickly master a comprehensive understanding of education, youth and CSR marketplaces
  • Digitally literate

Salary: £35-40k