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Head of Sales - UK

Vacancy for: Head of Sales
Based: Goring-by-Sea, United Kingdom (Projects Abroad head office)


Projects Abroad is the leading international volunteering organisation. We send 10,000 volunteers a year to work in projects in dozens of countries around the world, where we help improve the lives of people and communities in need.

We don’t just dream about making a difference in the world. We do it every day.

Projects Abroad is entering an exciting period of growth and expansion, and we are looking to recruit a motivated and inspiring Head of Sales to lead our volunteer recruitment efforts.

This is a pivotal global role for Projects Abroad, and will require demonstrable sales experience and proven ability in training, motivating and leading sales teams with proven, sustainable results.

The role:
Reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer, you will be directly responsible for the performance of our recruitment offices located around the world. This will include:

  • Setting recruitment/sales goals for each office, in collaboration with the recruitment directors, and making sure these are achieved.
  • Working closely with marketing teams to help generate quality leads for recruitment offices, with particular emphasis on university/school outreaches, careers fairs, newsletters and direct emails.
  • Developing deeper relationships with potential partner organisations and key contacts (B2B sales).
  • Increasing lead conversion rates in each recruitment office.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the performance of each office, and providing guidance, training and skills development where needed.
  • Inspiring and motivating sales teams.
  • Being the first point of contact for recruitment offices for resolving any challenges or problems.
  • Ensuring that recruitment offices and our operations teams collaborate and provide the best possible experience for our volunteers.
  • Constantly looking out for opportunities to grow our sales in all of our markets
  • Share customer feedback and market trends with CMO

You should:

  • Should ideally be based in the south of England, UK, or willing to relocate.
  • Have at least seven years’ experience in a sales environment, with at least three years’ experience managing sales teams or similar, with demonstrable results.
  • Speak and write English to a native level
  • Be an excellent writer and communicator, and comfortable presenting to groups and senior management.
  • Be reliable, pro-active and flexible
  • Be results driven
  • Be interested in travel, and willing to travel extensively to offices around the world, if needed.
  • Enjoy working with people from all over the world, and enthusiastic about collaborating across cultures.

Are you interested?

Please send us:

  • A one-page cover letter telling us why you are the ideal candidate for the role
  • A one-page CV highlighting the experience and qualifications relevant for this role

Please combine the cover letter and CV into a single document (Word or PDF), and upload this to our online recruitment system.

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