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Business Development Manager

Closing date: 14th November, 2021

Location: London/home working

Role overview

The business development manager will be the primary lead generator and business closer for College Green Group, working across a wide range of products and services, from selling sponsorship opportunities to fundraising. They will bring existing contacts and strategies to quickly build the business pipeline and extend our network and opportunities. We are looking for someone with innovation and established connections.

This role has a strategic element – you will have responsibility for delivering the commercial growth strategy for College Green Group and for bringing clients to our team to develop the business and build our reputation. The immediate focus will be to deliver short-term revenue targets and create a solid basis for sustainable growth, in addition to delivering accurate and reliable revenue forecasts.

The ideal candidate will

  • Be a confident and experienced business development professional with a strong record of building sales pipeline and closing deals
  • Have an existing client network that would fit our business and the ability to build personal and company networks
  • Be commercially and politically knowledgeable and comfortable working with senior politicians and business leaders
  • Digital, social media and technology savvy
  • Self-motivated, self-driven, confident, reputationally sound
  • Excellent communicator
  • Have confidence in selling niche products with substantial value
  • Strong analytical skills, financial acumen and proven ability to manage to targets and budgets
  • Experience writing pitches, creating proposals and identifying client objectives

Primary duties and capabilities

  • Cross-selling and up-selling products and/or services to existing clients, including cold calling, email marketing, creating strong presentations, and responding to RFPs
  • Networking, with a view to building the College Green Group brand, reputation and relational reach to politicians and other key stakeholders, such as prospective clients and referrers of business
  • Delivering results against sales targets
  • Any other duties as reasonably required by a member of the SMT

Primary characteristics and behaviours

  • High level of attention to detail
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills, competencies and capabilities
  • Proactivity in helping other team members to succeed, generating new business leads, originating revenue-generative ideas and in creating opportunities for College Green Group to grow and develop
  • Demonstrating a desire to be a team player, and to help other colleagues achieve success
  • Commitment to values of integrity and individualism, and to being innovative, inspirational and informative
  • Willingness to go beyond contracted hours in relevant situations

Core knowledge

  • Good understanding of the British political landscape, including the UK Parliament and media landscape
  • Strong working knowledge of Google Docs and other systems and platforms used by CGG

Application details
Please send your CV and a Cover Letter to lara@collegegreengroup.com

Senior Account Director/ Senior Campaign Director

Location: London/home working

Role overview

The College Green Group senior account director/senior campaign director (SAD/SCD) is a highly experienced, reliable, motivated, multi-skilled, client facing consultant who leads multiple teams. They hold responsibility for significant revenue-generation and leadership across corporate affairs, corporate communications and public affairs. They are multi-skilled, with wide experience across multiple disciplines.

The SAD/SCD also holds senior responsibility and accountability for business development and is primarily responsible for ensuring that teams perform optimally and deliver results against briefs and plans. They are focused on client growth and satisfaction profitably, on time and on budget. They report to the senior management team (SMT).

Primary duties and capabilities

  • Managing client relationships, campaigns and projects on an ongoing basis, in line with contractual agreements – adhering to College Green Group principles, delivering results and reporting to a member of the SMT across each client relationship, campaign or project. Responsible for:
    • Leading and managing teams and client relationships proactively, providing both strategic and tactical support and upskilling
    • Exceeding client expectations
    • Ensuring consistency and high standards throughout internal and external updates
    • Taking responsibility for end to end delivery of campaigns, projects and other consultancy work
  • Taking responsibility for multiple business development initiatives, identifying and winning new clients across corporate affairs, corporate communications and public affairs
  • Leading and  delivering successful pitches, tenders and RFPs
  • Evidencing the ability to lead and manage three campaigns or projects to the total value of £30,000+ a month successfully over a six month period
  • Ensuring continued client satisfaction and delivery of results against briefs/contracts
  • Ability to lead client meetings, including with senior politicians and senior business leaders, ensuring that meetings are productive and clearly documented with action points and timeframes
  • Completing project reports to a high standard of integrity, accuracy, content and visual presentation
  • Cross-selling and up-selling products and/or services to existing clients, where appropriate
  • Frequent, high-level networking, with a view to building the College Green Group brand, reputation and relational reach
  • Building a strong and extensive personal network, to include British MPs and other key stakeholders, such as prospective clients at C-Suite level,  journalists, referrers of business
  • Taking responsibility for preparing thorough and timely handover notes when going on holiday, and communicating them clearly to relevant team members
  • Any other duties as reasonably required by a member of the SMT

Primary characteristics and behaviours

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • First-rate commercial awareness, including the ability to negotiate with suppliers, budget (and stay to budget), and price services accordingly (and in line with our rate cards)
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills, competencies and capabilities
  • Proactivity in helping other team members to succeed, including generating new business leads, originating revenue-generative ideas and in creating opportunities for CGG to grow and develop
  • Being a consistent team player, and to help other colleagues achieve success
  • Flexibility to work on multiple campaigns/projects simultaneously, without reducing quality of work
  • Commitment to values of integrity and individualism, and to being innovative, inspirational and informative
  • Willingness to go beyond contracted hours in relevant situations

Core knowledge

  • Excellent understanding of the British political landscape, including the UK Parliament and media landscape
  • Strong working knowledge of Google Docs and other systems and platforms used by CGG

Secondary duties and capabilities

(Note: not all team members are expected to have all of these capabilities, but all SADs/SCDs are expected to have some of these capabilities, and perform some of these duties)

  • Social media management across platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, twitter and YouTube – to include content creation, curation and commissioning, content scheduling, devising and maintaining social media guidelines, and measurement and evaluation against KPIs
  • Moderating focus groups
  • Structuring qualitative and quantitative research proposals
  • Media relations capabilities, including writing op-eds, features, news releases, ghostwritten articles etc.
  • Crisis communications and proactive reputation management
  • Event planning and management
  • Sponsorship management
  • Copywriting
  • Proficiency in privacy policies, GDPR compliance and data management
  • Selling additional services, such as sponsorships for APPGs, the UCanvass App and other products and services, such as College Green Group creates and markets from time to time
  • Volunteer management and motivation
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to use paid social media (Google Adwords, Facebook, other pay-per-click) including targeting, budget management and reporting
  • Data analytics skills

Application details
Please send your CV and a Cover Letter to lara@collegegreengroup.com

Creative Designer

Closing date: 9th November, 2021

Location: London/home working

Job details
Looking for a creative designer with extensive campaign experience who can create the digital ideas that can change hearts and minds. 

College Green Group is a specialist digital campaign consultancy based in the heart of Westminster. We run domestic and international campaigns for political parties, charities, and businesses. 

We are looking for you to work on website, graphic and video editing/design projects.

The ideal candidate will have an active and demonstrable interest in communication, social and/or digital media with advertisement placement and video editing experience.

Specialist training is available as needed. Minimum three years’ experience.

Main duties

  • Designing and building websites (on content management systems including WordPress and NationBuilder)
  • Shooting and editing video for TV and social media platforms
  • Graphic design for digital and print media
  • Supporting existing clients with their website and design queries 
  • Managing digital advertising on both social media and search engines
  • Supporting the campaigns team
  • Supporting sales efforts within the business

Essential 

  • CMS WordPress
  • Some experience using web page design software (e.g. Elementor, DiviThemes, Beaver Builder)
  • Experience in using design programmes (e.g. Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Experience in video editing (e.g. Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro, After Effects)
  • Experience in developing social media content and advertising (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Telegram etc.)
  • Experience with email campaigns 
  • Strong social media management, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn

Desirable (not essential)

  • Liquid template language (used by Shopify and NationBuilder)
  • UI/UX design experience
  • Google Analytics/tags
  • Google AdWords/AdSense
  • Live video broadcasting/streaming software (e.g. OBS)

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension contributions
  • Training and personal development
  • The business is based in central London
  • Easy access to brilliant local social events
  • Opportunity to work from home

Application details
Please send your CV and a one page case study on a digital campaign you have worked on or have been inspired by to lara@collegegreengroup.com