Salary: 46,012 + competitive benefits package
Location: Home Based (Essex)
Status: Full Time, Permanent
The successful candidate will work locally within Essex building relations with key stakeholders, partners, media and importantly local businesses owners. The role is varied and will include; developing & delivering campaigns, planning events & seminars, building a community of small business owners through social platforms and locally, working with local government, MPs, and other local stakeholders on issues affecting small businesses. You will also be the key contact for local media, writing press releases and taking part in media interviews.
The role is home based and will involve some travel in the surrounding geographical area (this was virtual during the pandemic and will be a mixture of both going forward). As a membership organisation you will be working alongside FSB volunteers who play a key role representing the FSB at meetings, events and with local media. Your role is to providing briefings, guidance and general support to ensure they are able to represent the views of small businesses. You will also work closely with the Regional Sales Manager developing opportunities for sales through local partnerships, B2B exhibitions, events and other networks.
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: public affairs and campaigning, social media and building networks, regional media, volunteer management, communications, event and exhibition planning, media and communications, marketing and event management. 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 but ideally they should have an understanding of the local business environment and be able to demonstrate an ability to build strong relationships
You must have a full valid UK driving licence and appropriate road worthy vehicle suitable for business use.
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.
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.
As an equal opportunities employer, FSB is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We celebrate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and have a diverse and inclusive workplace, where all employees can bring their whole self to work. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply and join FSB. Candidates with a disability who require reasonable adjustments should contact the HR department at [email protected]
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 12 September 2021, 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 detailing how your knowledge and experience meets the essential criteria to [email protected].