Key Information

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until August 2019 

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: based at our vibrant London hub near Barbican

Salary: £27,000 per annum 

Proposed start date: July/August 2018 

About the role

The Business Development Officer will lead on the growth and sales of Beanstalk’s services, realising potential across the area by building a dynamic network of key partners, settings and Beanstalk supporters.

They will build the corporate volunteering programme and be the local lead for the development and sales of new programmes and initiatives, increasing revenue from both sectors.

They will be proactive ambassadors of Beanstalk, working creatively and innovatively to grow and develop Beanstalk’s services enabling the literacy support of more children and contributing to the organisational vision. 

The ideal candidate; 

  • will be a highly motivated self-starter who will play a key role in developing effective relationships and delivering the Education Sales strategy in local communities.
  • will be confident and effective connecting with leaders in educational settings and creating excellent relationships with key organisations including existing and new corporate partners. 
  • can display an entrepreneurial approach to promoting Beanstalk and have proven experience of securing sales ideally in educational settings or similar.
  • is able to work collaboratively with colleagues in actively supporting the new initiatives, contributing to new growth, income generation and profile raising. 

If you are passionate about the work of Beanstalk and this fits your skills and experience, get in touch. 


  • Knowledge of community engagement and relationship management & business growth.
  • Proven experience in business development and sales and can deliver results.
  • Proven experience of creating effective partnerships in an educational / literacy, or similar, setting.
  • Ability to represent an organisation at different levels for different audiences.
  • Demonstrable experience of meeting operational objectives, targets and deadlines. 
  • External communication & presentation skills.
  • Passionate about literacy and reading.
  • Driven, dynamic and business minded.
  • Efficient diary management, the ability to work to tight deadlines and to perform well under pressure.
  • Ability to implement safeguarding, child protection and good practice.


  • Experience of the corporate sector

For more information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

To Apply

Applicants should submit;

1. CV

2. Supporting statement (maximum 1000 words):

  • outline your relevant experience;
  • state why you are interested in the role and;
  • how you meet the criteria in the person specification 

3.  Completed Beanstalk Monitoring Form 

Email your application to [email protected]. Please quote reference, BWBusDevLondon18 and your FULL NAME in the subject line of your email. 

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 11th June. Candidates may be contacted prior to the closing date. 

Interview Date and Location: Candidates should be available for interview on one of these dates: 18/19/21 June 2018 in London.

For more information please email [email protected] 

Beanstalk is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate.

Data protection

Beanstalk is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Officer under the Data Protection Act 1998. Our registration number is Z653658X. The data we gather and hold is managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

The legal basis for processing the data you provide as part of your job application is legitimate interest as we require this data to determine your suitability for the roles we are recruiting for. By sending us this data you are consenting for us to process the data for the following purposes: to enable Beanstalk to create an electronic and paper record of your application; to enable the application to be processed to determine your suitability to work for us; to enable the organisation to compile statistics, or to assist other organisations to do so, provided that no statistical information that would identify you as an individual will be published.

We respect your privacy and promise to keep your data safe and secure. We will not disclose, or share personal information supplied by you with any third party organisations, without your consent. We may share data with external consultants who sit on your interview panel.

We will retain your information for one year if you are unsuccessful in your application. If you are successful it will become part of your personnel file and be kept for the duration of your employment with Beanstalk, plus six years.

You can update your data or ask to have your data deleted by contacting us on [email protected].

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