Connecting Business – Growing Opportunities

Causeway Recruiting a Business Development Manager

To support the growth of our membership and network, we are currently looking to appoint a Business Development Manager.

Company Description

Causeway Ireland Scotland Business Exchange is a not-for-profit membership organisation that provides a high-level forum for businesses to build relationships and expand their networks across both sides of the Irish Sea, as well as fostering closer economic ties across Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Our members are based in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland and share an interest in boosting corporate relationships across all three regions. Causeway provides a valuable and proven platform for our member organisations to meet, cooperate and collaborate.

As well as enhancing the Scotland/Ireland business relationship, Causeway delivers a valuable forum for entrepreneurs and companies that either currently operate, or seek to expand or export, in the island of Ireland and Scotland. We also act as a facilitator to engage businesses with representatives from the Irish and Scottish governments.

Launched in 2016, Causeway was born out of an ambition to support businesses from Scotland and Ireland that wished to explore their respective neighbouring markets.

Scotland and Ireland have a unique, long-standing relationship. At Causeway, we feel that it is only right to nurture this relationship for the benefit of businesses in each market, and so we formed this insightful business development platform.

Since launching we have grown into an organisation that welcomes many members and hosts successful events and programmes throughout our target regions.

Job Description

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Location: Central Scotland based, working from home short-medium term

Reporting to: Legal Board Director

Role Purpose: To provide a focused business development service seeking new revenue sources through new membership acquisition and sponsorship opportunities

Payment: £125/day consultancy only & reasonable agreed expenses

Hours: Initial 12-month contract (1-month probation period) with possibility of extension thereafter - funding dependent. Three days per week / 8 hours per day (lunch 1 hour)

Main Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Design a short to medium term business development strategy
  • Target data sets for uncovering new potential members – both standard members and young people
  • Identify and implement strategies to connect business audiences throughout Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland
  • Exploit opportunities to grow Causeway membership thorough potential affiliated organisations
  • Other ‘gathering’ opportunities to promote Causeway into a ‘one-to-many’ environment
  • Collaboration with Events & Communications Manager on new business campaigns to help facilitate interest and ease of engagement with targeted prospects
  • Target data sets for potential sponsors
  • Collaborate with Events & Communications Manager in developing a referral scheme to entice existing members and attract new members

New Membership Engagement

  • Interact with potential membership base via attendance at events
  • Actively seeks new members in line with strategy
  • Provide immediate and scheduled follow up to event attendees for membership opportunities
  • Seek out other partnership opportunities to enhance our membership offering

Skills & Experience

  • Strong background in business development/sales activities
  • Proven track record of growing business network memberships
  • Self-starter with commercial focus
  • Excellent organisational skills and IT literacy within MS Office
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present to groups
  • Strong initiative to identify opportunities to drive the organisation forward and raise its profile across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland
  • Ability to build relationships between key stakeholders within and outside the Network
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Part-time hours: 24 per week

Deadline for applications: 23 February 2021

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