Business Development Executive

Recruiter
Third Solutions
Location
London, South East England
Salary
27000.0000
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are recruiting a Business Development Executive to generate new business leads and event sponsorship opportunities from the City, Canary Wharf and company regional headquarters to boost the corporate income stream at an inspiring and award winning charity located on the London/ Essex border

The Company
An inspirational charity, looking after children and young people aged from birth to 19 years old who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. The charity has won numerous awards and been shortlisted for many more, competing against national charities, due to a very passionate and successful fundraising team who are encouraged to be innovative and bring new ideas to a table. The charity has a flat structure and the Director of Fundraising and CEO have an open-door policy where creativity and sharing ideas is actively encouraged.

The Role
Support the growth of corporate income by identifying and profiling new business prospects using a variety of research methods. This includes but is not exclusive of web-based research, industry publications, sector magazines and LinkedIn.

Maintain the corporate pipeline in conjunction with the senior corporate managers to ensure information is up to date and relevant; and information on prospects is added in a timely fashion.
Manage the corporate pipeline by sector and planning approaches to sectors such as construction, technology, banking, telecoms, insurance, hospitality and law.
Cold-calling companies and using networks, including Trustees and Senior Staff, to identify new prospects for support and the companys key decision makers.
Regularly measure and report growth and activity across business sectors.
To work closely with senior corporate managers so they can help move the relationship forward to pitch and presentation stage, where appropriate.
Write applications for company support where necessary.
Spot other opportunities for company support including appropriate Gifts in Kind (GIK) in addition to monetary partnerships.
Identify new sponsorship opportunities and write proposals for key special events.

The Candidate
Experience of generating new business / lead generation within a charity or commercial environment.
Focussed, target-driven and highly motivated.
Excellent research ability through various channels including social media, LinkedIn and industry publications.
Experience of prospect research.
Confident cold-caller with persuasive skills and personable manner.
Great networking skills.
Experience in managing events participants and supporting individuals in their fundraising efforts.
Ability to work flexibly and out-of-hours, including weekends and evenings, when necessary.
Ability to write engaging, persuasive and creative copy for emails, letters of introduction and presentations.

IMPORTANT NOTE
Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future. We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.