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Tutudesk UK

Tutudesk UK

Tutudesk UK

Tutudesk UK is a social enterprise that provides portable school desks to children in Sub Saharan Africa, where over 95 million children don't have the benefit of a classroom desk. We work closely with the Head Office in South Africa and our patron is Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Volunteer

Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
31 Aug 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Employer tags:
Industry:
Social Enterprise
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
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Head of Sales

Enthusiastic individual wanted to launch the retail of Tutudesks into the UK market.

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
Function:
Sales
sales
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Tutudesks are designed for children in sub Saharan Africa, however we believe that there is a market for them in the UK. Amazon agrees with us and has just placed their first order - our soft launch. We want to do a full launch in 2014 and we're looking for a passionate individual to drive this forward. Retail in the UK will both raise our profile and raise funds to help us to provide more Tutudesks to children in sub Saharan Africa.

Beyond the soft launch, we have started to create a team of people who want to support the official launch of the Tutudesk retail model in the UK. This includes a youth engagement agency, a top art and design college and a number of branding experts. Your role will be to tap into this expert knowledge in order to develop a strategy for the launch and expansion of the Tutudesk retail model (target audience, price point, retail channels) and then implement this strategy, selling Tutudesks through the chosen channels.

Are you up for the challenge?


This is a volunteer role from October - December, but with the potential to continue beyond that in a paid capacity. The transition to a paid role will depend on both general funding availability and your success.

Essential:
  • Ability to work independently and lead a project to completion
  • Interest in Africa and improving the quality of education
  • Flexibility to work in a start-up environment
  • Experience working with third parties
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to remain professional at all times, upholding the brand of our Patron Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Able to remain calm under pressure

Desirable:
  • Experience in retail (preferably in sales, but could be as a buyer)
  • Experience in marketing
  • Experience in social enterprise
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