Sales Manager - Ride Africa

We are looking for a driven, results-oriented sales manager who will be responsible for selling out our first ever All Women Ride Africa, taking place in July 2019.

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Contract Full time for 3 months Salary £28-30k pro rata plus commission, depending on experience Holiday Location Old Street, London Start date ASAP Application deadline Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we will recruit as soon as we find the right candidate. Contact hello@child.org

The role

We are looking for a driven, results-oriented sales manager who will be responsible for selling out our first ever All Women Ride Africa, taking place in July 2019. Ride Africa is a 500km cycle ride across sub Saharan countries like Kenya and Ghana which provides over £250k a year for the charity. We expect the All Women Ride to raise £150k alone.

You will need a proven track record of sales, ideally using cold leads, within a relevant field and a passion for sports and events.

The Cause

Every child deserves an equal opportunity. Child.org are here to make that happen. Whether it’s clean water, food, health services or a safe place to be, Child.org give children facing the most difficult situations a way to take their life forward. The money raised in this role will go towards our biggest and most ambitious fundraising campaign ever, Team Mum and provide life saving information and support to expectant mums in rural Kenya.

About you

You have a natural instinct for business and sales, seeking out commercial opportunities for income growth and for maximising anything that comes your way.

You will be enthusiastic, diplomatic and adaptable in your approach.

You will be someone who can keep contacts warm and convert people - you have to find sealing a deal exciting.

You are a confident networker who can communicate well with other people, ranging from students to Chief Executives, no matter where in the world you happen to be.

You are the kind of person who wants to have an impact, who likes to throw themselves into something. There is no room for someone who looks forward to 5pm arriving so they can leave. We don’t want you to stay after 5pm very often, but we want you to be unhappy about that.

You’ll be really good at:

Sales

This job is about selling places to an incredible event.
This will involve liaising with warm contacts as well as generating new leads and attracting new partnerships.

Communication skills

This role is external facing - you will spend a lot of your time with people or on the phone. We need someone in our team who is able communicate clearly and passionately about what we do, and read and understand the people they meet. The confidence to pick up the phone or speak to a huge range of people is vital.

Self direction

You will have the support of the whole team behind you, because that’s how we work at Child.org. There are also some pretty amazing trustees and volunteers with fundraising and business experience who will be on hand to help. However, we are a small charity and there’s a huge amount to do. This means we need someone who is able to work proactively and under their own initiative, and who thrives on the chance to prove what they can really do.

You'll be really good at

Key Requirements

  • Creating leads and implementing a sales pipeline in order to sell out 75 spaces on the All Women Ride Africa in July 2019.
  • The push is largely from cold leads so you will have the ability to find and shape your own opportunities.
  • Leading on business development and sales to secure sponsors and corporate partners for existing and future rides
  • You will need to put together a proactive sales strategy and be confident making cold approaches, phone calls and pitches to prospects.
  • Understanding the world of cycling brands and cyclists is a huge advantage.

Applying for the role

Required experience

It is essential you have sales experience for this role, because we need someone who can come in and crack on with the job. Obviously, we’d love you to have a huge range of experience in all sorts of areas of sports event management, sales, fundraising, product development and relationship management, but the most important thing is that you know how to close deals and create sales opportunities.

Application guidance

We want to see your sales experience shine on your CV and cover letter. A passion for the cause and the incredible work we do is important, but focus less on that and more on how you can help us absolutely sell out the event in July.

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Why work for Child.org?

Be on the cutting edge

Child.org do what works. That means we innovate often and react fast to new information and trends, ensuring we're always doing what will help us have the very best long-term sustainable impact in the lives of the children we're here to support.

Feel your impact

Our small team means you'll have a clear insight into everything we do, from designing our website to funding our projects in the field. If you don't like feeling like a small cog in a big machine, Child.org is for you.

Develop

The Child.org team make our own opportunities. Child.org is the kind of place where driven employees can go from interning to launching and managing fundraising events worth tens of thousands of pounds, within months. If you're innovative and ambitious, we'll help you bite off more than you think you can chew.

Love your job

We love dramatic Spotify work music, animated gif memos and fancy dress Fridays. We love Kinder Surprise meetings and wearing Child.org t-shirts on our days off. We love post-work pina coladas and the sound of rain. We smile when we get to the office in the morning. If you think you might love some or all of these things, you'll love working at Child.org.