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ambition:Leeds - Business Development Executive

This is a superb opportunity to work as part of a small team responsible for developing and delivering an innovative project based in Leeds city centre.

The ambition:Leeds project has been established to respond to the talent and skills needs of retail and hospitality businesses within the Leeds BID area but extending to incorporate other sectors over the next term (5 years).  The project will support businesses to access a range of services, including training and business support, delivered through a number of partners.

The successful applicant will have responsibility for providing outstanding service to a diverse range of customers over the telephone and face to face. You will support the team to build and maintain strong, trusting and long-term relationships with employers, partners and stakeholders across the LeedsBID catchment. You will also be involved in the organising of events, workshops and training courses, the gathering of data and production of reports and collaborating with partners to identify and grow opportunities.

 

Working Hours:         37.5 hours per week

Contract:                    Permanent – 6-month probationary period

Salary:                        £25,000 per annum plus benefits

 

Main Duties

  • Networking and collaborating with a range of organisations and businesses across Leeds
  • Assisting with project delivery in line with the LeedsBID business plan
  • Organising and facilitating events in consultation with the ambition:Leeds manager and wider LeedsBID team
  • Creating and maintaining a client database
  • Preparing rooms for meetings and training sessions, meeting and greeting visitors and general housekeeping duties

 

Additional Duties as Required:

  • Ad hoc- support for meetings & events – some of this may be off-site
  • Any other duties as reasonably required

 

Required Skills and Experience:

The successful applicant will

  • Be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills – will involve working with a diverse customer base
  • Be proficient in the use of social media platforms including LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Demonstrate resilience, initiative, problem solving and a confident approach to decision making
  • Be tactful and understand confidentiality
  • Demonstrate common sense and enthusiasm
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft applications

 

Benefits:

  • Full time position
  • 25 days paid annual leave
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Workplace Health scheme

 

Apply:

If you require more information about this role, please contact Dianne Wainwright

M:07483 867052

To apply for this role, please submit your CV together with a covering letter outlining your previous experience to: -

Dianne.wainwright@ambitionleeds.co.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS – FRIDAY 24TH JANUARY

 

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