VACANCY – Business Development Manager

COCO is looking for a fourth member of staff to join our full time UK office team. At COCO, we pride ourselves on our dedication to do what it takes to raise funds to expand our Schools for Life programme in East Africa. Although experience and qualifications are important, the person specification on this role is equally as important. You must be confident, outgoing, able to think on your feet, calm under pressure and you must care deeply about our cause.

You will be responsible for developing our UK and overseas events, increasing sales through effective marketing and managing event logistics. You will manage events already established in the COCO calendar for 2018 and you will be expected to grow these events and or replace them with new ones to secure £230K of unrestricted funds for COCO each year. You will be required to work with committees consisting of volunteer ambassadors made up of successful and well connected people. You will have a methodical approach to event management and organisation and you will manage operational and administrative functions to ensure specific events and activities are delivered efficiently. You will need a full drivers license. This role is based at our office in Newcastle but travel across the UK and in East Africa is required.

The CEO, Operations Manager and Programmes and Communications Manager will work with you and support you but you will be given a high level of autonomy within set budgets and policies.

Salary £20-£24,000, depending on experience.

Please send your CV and cover letter by Thursday 12th April 2018, preferably by post to: Mrs Lucy Kendall, Ref Business Development Position, CEO, COCO, 3rd Floor, 14 Blandford Square, Newcastle, NE1 4HZ

Those shortlisted for interview will be asked to prepare a presentation for Tuesday 17th April 2018.

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