NCS Sales Delivery Associate

Posted: 13/03/19
Recruiter:The Challenge
Reference:668707689
Type:Permanent
Industry: Business Services
Salary:Competitive
Location:Reading, Oxfordshire
Description: NCS Sales Delivery Associate

Start date: ASAP

Location: Reading

The Challenge

The Challenge's vision is a more integrated society where there is understanding and appreciation of each other's differences. We design and deliver programmes that bring different people together to develop their confidence and skills in understanding and connecting with others. We believe everyone benefits when people from all walks of life come together to better know, understand and trust each other. This also applies to the people we employ to work with us. As an equal opportunities employer our aim is to have a diverse workforce to reflect the communities we work in.

This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, rapidly growing organisation, working with young people and local communities across the country. For more information about what The Challenge does and what its values are, please visit our website.

About the role

For the majority of the Sales cycle, this role reports into the General Sales Manager as a Sales Associate. Sales Associates are the face of NCS recruitment at The Challenge. In this position you will go out to engage with young people and parents to ensure their participation in NCS. It requires passionate and enthusiastic people motivated by providing opportunities for young people and reaching ambitious targets.

In this role you will work for Sales for the majority of the year, but during Summer delivery (17th June 2019 - 6th September 2019) you will act as an Social Action Manager (SAM) working as part of the programmes team, often working with some of the young people you have helped to recruit. The SAM works as part of a dedicated team to deliver the NCS programme on the Discovery and Social Action phases. SAMs are responsible for managing relationships with local community partners, overseeing the logistics of the programme, and ensuring delivery of a high quality and safe programme. This role includes leading parts of the social action programme on the wave.

Responsibilities

Sales

Deliver high quality, engaging presentations, follow up events and PSHE lessons to young people in schools, to inspire them to sign up to NCS
Reach individual and team targets by school for the number of young people who express an interest and then sign up
Engage with parents through presenting and attending parents evenings and running pre-programme information evenings
Take responsibility for a number of programme dates during autumn delivery, to ensure the full cohort of young people turn up and reserve lists are utilised to fill every place
Work closely with the Account Management Team, who hold school relationships, to identify new opportunities for recruitment
Administrative duties to support sales processes

Programme Delivery

Provide effective and inspiring leadership to seasonal staff and young people
Manage programme administration, including finances, attendance records, risk assessments, bookings and young people's records

Assist with direct delivery of aspects of the programme as required, including leading community and social action projects with young people
Ensure that all activities and provisions are delivered safely, and in line with organisational policies
Manage external relationships with key stakeholders within the community

Skills and experience

Essential

Excellent communication skills, both in person and over the phone
Ability to engage with 15 to 17 year olds and their parents in an enthusiastic and authentic way
Motivation to work towards and exceed targets
Ability to adapt presentation style to a varied audience
A strong work ethic and excellent time management skills
Experience managing own workload and working as part of a team
Able to take direction and carry out tasks to a high standard
Experience of managing large scale events or projects
Experience of managing relationships with external organisation and businesses
Experience of line management of teams of staff or volunteers
Understanding of working with diverse community groups
Ability to work in a fast-paced & demanding environment

Desirable

Public speaking experience
Experience working with young people and schools
Sales experience
Experience of design & management of campaigns in the local community
A desire to build stronger community and advocate change in society

Safeguarding Statement

The Challenge is committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our programmes.

We expect all staff and post holders to share this commitment to safeguarding by ensuring compliance with our policies and practices.

Employment Screening

Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role.

The Challenge Network (The Challenge) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you prior to, during and after your working relationship with us, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or any subsequent data protection legislation in force from time-to-time.

Further Details

In addition to being part of a fun, dynamic and challenging workforce, we are proud to offer an attractive benefits package including contributory pension, Simplyhealth cash plan, Ride 2 Work, childcare vouchers, season ticket travel card loan etc. to eligible employees.

Status: This is a full-time, permanent role
Salary: £20,000 per annum (pro rata) whilst working in the Sales team and £22,000 (pro rata) for the period in the Programmes team.
To apply: Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to Roxanne Potts

Please add NCS Sales Delivery Associate in the subject line of the email

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