Membership Recruitment Coordinator – BESA

Are you passionate about the impact that UK education products and services have on the education of the next generation?

Location: London, but with travel around the UK

Reports to: Director / Financial Controller

Salary: Competitive + OTE bonus                                     

How to apply: Send a covering letter explaining specifically why this job at BESA is right for you and a CV to jobs@besa.org.uk by COB on Friday 4 May 2018. Please note that CVs without a covering letter, or with generic covering letters, will not be considered.

This role is an unparalleled opportunity to become familiar with the entirety of the UK’s world-leading education suppliers sector and engage with companies across the country about the benefits of joining BESA, the industry’s trade association.

The Membership Recruitment Coordinator will be dedicated to bringing new members into the Association, and its joint venture EdTech Exchange. An externally focused role, the successful candidate will be reaching out to potential new members over the telephone, in meetings around the country, and at trade shows and exhibitions.

This dynamic role will put an ambitious, proactive individual at the heart of BESA’s membership expansion plans. Working closely with all of BESA’s teams, and with direct access to the Director and Director General, the successful candidate will maintain an active pipeline of potential members to enable them to reach – and hopefully exceed – growth targets.

The successful candidate will:

Have strong presentation skills, with an ability to confidently present to large groups, in 121s, or to executives at board meetings, with an ability to change the pitch accordingly.

Be comfortable working with a sales pipeline, with regular reporting of progress against targets.

Be externally focused and enjoy networking and being proactive in finding new leads.

Be personable, presentable and have strong relationship-building skills – you will be representing the industry to companies around the country.

Not be afraid of cold-calling (although you have a fantastic service to talk about!)

Have strong experience in “sealing the deal” – we will be looking for this at interview stage!

Have a demonstrable knowledge of, and passion for, the UK education suppliers sector (Optional – but a passion for education is a must!)

This is a time of significant change in the education sector, bringing with it many challenges – but also exciting opportunities. As a result, being a member of the UK’s trade association should be a necessity for every education supplier. The successful candidate will take the lead in promoting its importance.

The package:  

Competitive salary

Pension scheme

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

The role has a three-month probationary period

Estimated start date: Immediate, although notice periods are fully taken into account.

Date Ending

May 4, 2018

About BESA:

BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association covering the entirety of the UK educational suppliers sector. It operates on a not-for-profit basis, and is accountable to an Executive Council that is elected by member companies.

It has an 85-year heritage serving the UK education sector, and represents over 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and EdTech to the education market.

Combined, BESA’s members constitute around 80% of the market in terms of the amount spent by UK schools on products and services.

BESA offers unparalleled support, research, events and advice on both UK and International markets, and the future of the education suppliers industry. BESA is focused on promoting and providing support and advice to their members, the industry and to schools.

BESA is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring that all partners, staff, job applicants, customers and suppliers are treated fairly and with respect, irrespective of their actual or assumed background including gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic origin, religion/belief or disability).