Year Here is a new type of gap year that challenges ambitious and entrepreneurial young people to a year of tackling social issues in their own backyard.
London, United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013
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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
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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.
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.
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’.
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.
If you want to join us on our mission to revolutionise gap years in Britain, drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself and why you’re interested in the role.
The closing date for the role is midday Tuesday 28th May and we will be holding interviews on a rolling basis so make your application early.
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