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Reference: 73207

Date Added: 23 October 2019
Closing Date: 13 November 2019

Job Title: Development Manager

Working For: Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Location: Covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire

Salary: £44,846 plus a competitive benefits package

Job Details

Taking on our role of FSB Development Manager is a fantastic opportunity to work for the UK’s leading business organisation supporting small businesses through our campaigning, public affairs and growing FSB membership through our commercial activities.

The successful candidate will work locally within Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire building relations with key stakeholders, local government, media and importantly local businesses owners. The role is varied and will include; developing & delivering campaigns, writing press releases, appearing in media interviews and planning events & seminars.

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

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.

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 and support.

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.

Closing Date: 13 November 2019

Interview/Start Dates

First interviews are likely to be held week commencing 18 November 2019.

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.

Application Details

For more information on this role and to apply, please visit the following website: https://www.fsb.org.uk/about-us/careers/career-opportunities/development-manager

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.

We aim to fill this position as soon as possible and if your application is shortlisted for interview we will contact you by 18 November 2019. If you have not been contacted by this date, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

Website: https://www.fsb.org.uk

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