Business Development Executive, University of Bristol Students' Union

Function: Business Development Manager

Role categories: Advertising & Marketing

  • Rate/Salary: £21,971 - £24,734 per annum
  • Location: Bristol
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Expires: 29/04/2019

Job description

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Can you help us generate income for our Welcome Fair?

We’re looking for someone with the passion and experience to drive income through business development throughout the year. Specifically managing our media sales and advertising opportunities portfolio as well as driving sales at our annual Welcome and Refreshers Fairs.

You will be instrumental in seeking and developing new business, onboarding clients and maintaining effective and meaningful relationships with them. You will be selling activation space, digital and social media opportunities, as well as supporting the Student Union to gain sponsorship for key events and activities.

The role will provide a budgeted income that will drive sustainable financial growth to the Students’ Union through sales and forging strong relationships with clients.

What’s the job?
Role:  Business Development Executive
Hours: Full time (35 hours a week)
Salary: £21,971 - £24,734 per annum
Contract:  Permanent
Closing date:  9:00am on Monday 29th April 2019

Who are we?
Part business, part charity, part membership body – Bristol SU is a seriously fun place to work.  Our professional staff do something extraordinary every day: we support student leaders to give people a voice in their education, help people get the most out of their student experience and help people make the change they want in the world. We have over 22,000 members, 300 clubs and societies, a huge range of professional services, and a bold strategy to inspire pride in the Union.

Who are you?

  • You’ll have proven experience in driving sales and generating income.
  • You’ll be able to establish and maintain effective and efficient meaningful relationships as a brand ambassador, building strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • You’ll have excellent organisational skills, experience of project management and be self-motivated to deliver to deadlines and achieve targets. 
  • You know how to prioritise and effectively communicate at a variety of levels.

Why apply?
Because you’re excited by the challenge!

We offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, a generous pension scheme and excellent holiday allowance. We’re open to considering requests for part-time working. We provide professional training so that whatever your chosen field of work, with the right mix of challenge and support, you’ll gain fantastic experience, and room to develop and advance your career.

Bristol SU has been recognised through numerous accreditations and awards including Investors in People, Investors in Diversity, the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and more. No wonder 94% of our employees would recommend us as a good place work. 

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability status. We want to support diverse and inclusive work environments and are actively looking for people who share our values.

Be yourself, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

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