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Sales & Partnerships Lead



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join a mission-driven startup and create social impact as a Senior Sales Lead at Beam, transforming lives with innovative partnerships.


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£50000 - £80000

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Hybrid remote (London)

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98% Remote- Europe

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Expires at anytime

About Beam: Beam is a groundbreaking company with a mission to tackle the world's most challenging social issues, including homelessness, refugee support, and aiding those leaving prison. Recognized with prestigious awards and rated as a top workplace, Beam is rapidly expanding and offers a diverse, inclusive environment where making a real difference is part of the daily work. With a team of over 150, the company operates from a vibrant coworking space in Shoreditch and remotely, celebrating a culture where innovation, fun, and rapid progression are at the core.

  • Drive growth by establishing new partnerships across the UK, focusing on local government relationships.
  • Manage the full sales cycle, from outreach to contract signing, with a focus on strong pipeline management and revenue targets.
  • Design and negotiate tailored partnership proposals based on a deep understanding of local needs and data-driven insights.
  • Contribute to service innovation by bringing forward insights and creative solutions.
  • Significant sales experience with a record of meeting revenue goals and closing deals.
  • Exceptional relationship-building and emotional intelligence skills.
  • Aptitude for understanding customer needs and pitching non-standard solutions.
  • Strong analytical abilities for data-driven decision-making and pipeline management.
  • Ambition, tenacity, and a results-oriented mindset.

Compensation & Perks: Beam offers a competitive salary (£50-80k), share options, wellness resources like therapy and coaching, a tech-friendly workplace with a new laptop, and unlimited holiday recommendations. Additionally, employees enjoy workplace coaching, team talks, meditation app subscriptions, and financial well-being resources.

Application Process: The four-stage process includes a video call, a practical test, a presentation, and final meetings focused on culture and values.

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

It’s not easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But we take care of everyone who works here with everything from coaching to personal budgets and highly competitive salaries. 

You’ll be joining a company that’s having a huge impact on people’s lives with a culture where you can be yourself, have fun and progress rapidly. 

The Role

Are you an exceptional salesperson who craves a role with meaning and impact? 

Join a unique company that combines the excitement and pace of working in a high-growth tech start up with the fulfilment of creating life-changing social impact. 

Beam supports homeless people, refugees and prison leavers to access stable employment and their own homes. Our work is only possible because of our partnerships with Local Government, who commission Beam to support local communities. 

In this role you will lead the charge in bringing Beam to new areas of the UK, owning your own end-to-end sales process. You’ll need exceptional relationship building skills, commercial acumen and plenty of hustle to design and build bespoke partnerships which are built to last.

Beam has never been needed more, and we have a huge opportunity to work with Local Government partners to change how welfare services are delivered for millions of people. 

You’ll be

  • Building new relationships - you’ll hustle to build connections and secure meetings with a broad network of stakeholders, from front line teams to senior leaders

  • Designing new partnerships - building a deep understanding of local need and working closely with our expert internal teams to build tailored proposals 

  • Leading commercial negotiations - Local Government partners need to see strong returns for their investment, and you’ll lead negotiations through to contract signature

  • Owning a revenue target - you’ll be driving Beams growth, owning a large and broad patch with huge potential for growth 

  • Managing a strong pipeline - this is a senior role with high accountability. You’ll run a tight ship with exceptional pipeline management 

  • Supercharging how we work - you’re a team player who is keen to learn, and always looking for innovative ways to level up what we do  

You are

  • A proven salesperson - you have significant experience in commercial roles and have a proven track record of running an end-to-end sales process, closing new customers and meeting revenue goals

  • A natural relationship builder - emotionally intelligent and able to quickly build rapport and establish trust with a wide range of stakeholders 

  • Naturally curious - every partnership is unique, and you’ll rarely be pitching “BAU”. You’re able to draw out real insights into what customers need from us

  • An analytical thinker - you’re comfortable making data-driven decisions, whether to manage your own pipeline or to model impact for a customer 

  • Results driven - you thrive working towards ambitious individual revenue goals and relish the opportunity to take on new challenges 

  • Tenacious and creative - sales always has its ups and downs, but you’re optimistic in the face of challenge, always find a way to maintain momentum

Success looks like

  • You’re hitting and exceeding revenue goals - you are closing new partnerships every month, and have a strong pipeline for the future

  • Our partnerships are built partnerships to last - new partnerships are well designed with strong relationships at multiple levels 

  • We’re innovating our service  - your insights are unlocking new ways Beam can support people, leading to innovations in our service 

About Beam

We’re a team of over 150 working from our beautiful coworking space in Shoreditch and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from our former Queen!) We’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups for 2022. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from global majority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 53% of people we support are from global majority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.

Compensation & Perks

  • Highly competitive startup salary of £50-80k - we're open to hearing from a broad range of experiences

  • EMI-qualifying share options

  • Access to therapy, coaching, classes & content - powered by Oliva

  • Annual company retreat

  • New laptop – choose between a MacBook Air or PC

  • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi

  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs

  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app

  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme

  • Discounted tech products with Techscheme

  • Unlimited holiday (we recommend ~25 days + Bank Holidays per year)

  • Your own financial well-being coach, through Bippit

Application process

We have a four-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you.

  1. 30-minute video call 

  2. Timed practical test, giving you a better sense of the role

  3. Short presentation

  4. Final culture and values meetings with members of the Beam team

Please note

  • We are accepting rolling applications for this role, with no fixed close date

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship to candidates


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