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Development Manager - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Area

Role: Development Manager - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Area
Location: Home Based
Salary: £43,838 plus competitive benefits package

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About the role

Taking on our role of FSB Development Manager is a fantastic opportunity to work for the UK’s leading small business lobbying group and to support the small businesses driving the UK’s economy both locally and nationally.

The successful candidate will provide local support to FSB members and the wider small business community. The role is varied and will include; lobby and campaigning within Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire on behalf of small businesses, working with local government, MPs, and other local stakeholders. You will also raise the profile of the FSB through local media including social, broadcast and print. Local events and business support is also a key part of this role providing networking and business information events for local businesses.

The role is home based and will involve some travel in the surrounding geographical area.

You will be working alongside, and supporting members to ensure that FSBs objectives are delivered. You will also be raising FSB profile through various media channels and networking events and assist Regional Sales Managers attract and retain new members.

In this extremely diverse position, applicants should have experience in one or more of the following, but will be expected to develop in other areas also: Policy and Lobbying, Media and Communications, Public Affairs, marketing and event management. They should also be aware of how local and national government operates and be able to create and drive FSB policy on a local level. The Development Manager role requires the post holder to develop a broad range of skills across various business areas so candidates from a wide range of backgrounds will be considered.

You must have a full valid UK driving licence and appropriate road worthy vehicle suitable for business use.

About FSB

Established over 45 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making organisation that’s run by members, for members. As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.

We don’t only provide fantastic membership benefits - FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Our lobbying arm starts with the work of our team in Westminster which focuses on UK and English policy issues. Further to this, our expert teams in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast work with governments, elected members and decision-makers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Additional Information

All applicants must be able to provide at interview stage their highest education certificates as listed on their CV and verification of their eligibility to work in the UK.

The policy of FSB is that all job applicants and employees shall be given equal opportunities in all the areas of employment. This means that job applicants and employees will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, colour, race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs or disability. Neither will they be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be relevant to the job.

Applicants are advised to apply early, we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email.

All applications to be received by 22 September 2019, any applications received after this date will be held on file for a maximum of 3 months and reviewed if the first round of applicants are unsuccessful.

To apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to