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Year Here

Year Here

Year Here

Year Here is where bright grads get serious about making society better.

Professional

Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
25 Apr 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:

We are offering a starting salary of £30,000 plus:
  • An initial equity stake to be negotiated.
  • A chance to be considered for a company director position after 3 months with us.
  • Plenty of learning and development opportunities – in all shapes and sizes.
  • A chance to shape a creative, learning-oriented and fun team.
  • Bright, fun offices in central London alongside other social and technology ventures at Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation.

Employer tags:
Industry:
Education
Esc Factor:
Exotic
Entrepreneurial
Social Impact
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Director of Business Development

Are you a super-smart and entrepreneurial rising star? Join us to drive the growth of this cutting-edge social start-up

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:

We are offering a starting salary of £30,000 plus:
  • An initial equity stake to be negotiated.
  • A chance to be considered for a company director position after 3 months with us.
  • Plenty of learning and development opportunities – in all shapes and sizes.
  • A chance to shape a creative, learning-oriented and fun team.
  • Bright, fun offices in central London alongside other social and technology ventures at Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation.

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
Function:
Business Development
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Who we are

We believe that you don’t have to go half way round the world for experiences that thrill you, challenge you and shake up your worldview. That’s why we’ve launched a very different kind of gap year.

In a few busy months, we’ve got some incredible partners together – like Teach First, Citizens UK and Centrepoint, won awards, launched our first graduate fellowship programme and got great publicity in the Evening Standard, on BBC London and in The Guardian.

We’re a small and committed team of four who care deeply about being really effective professionals, learning with restless vigour and having fun along the way.

THE ROLE

We’re looking for a self-starter who will flourish in a startup leadership role. As Director of Business Development, you’ll take responsibility for growing the business: securing sales, developing partnerships and building the systems required to sustain our growth – with the support of Year Here’s Development Officer. You will also work closely with the CEO to shape Year Here’s impact strategy and growth and investment plans.


Responsibilities

Some of the big challenges that we’d like you to take on are:

Strategy – working closely with the CEO to develop smart strategic plans for all aspects of Year Here’s business – from investment plans to communications.

Sales + partnerships – unlocking tonnes of opportunities in small care homes, schools and homeless shelters across the country – and working out how we manage 100s of relationships with charities, startups, busy advisors, government and investors.

Operations – setting up super-efficient systems – HR, financial, CRM and impact measurement – to keep us running smoothly and concentrating on the important stuff.

And while we don’t necessarily expect you to have a background in teaching or training, we may invite you to get stuck into some training and facilitation with our Year Here ‘fellows’.


Requirements

Exceptional communication skills. You’ll be charming, persuasive and a great listener – helping you secure investment, win business and develop partnerships.

Entrepreneurialism. You’ll be used to achieving a lot with a little. You might have set something up in the past or you’re planning to in the future. 

A great head for strategy, coupled with a sharp eye for the detail: you’ll be extremely organised and analytical.

Connected. You’re well connected in your own industry and others, naturally building a powerful network of peers and mentors.

Sales and client relationship management experience.


Nice to haves

Familiarity with social innovation and the UK social sector.

A passion for young people and serious social impact.




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