Business Development Executive

Friendly and enthusiastic salesperson, interested in helping charities, NGOs, CICs and social enterprises build a brilliant website.

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Main purpose of the job

Can you empathise with charity and not-for-profit clients? Will you enjoy building up relationships with potential new clients, creating proposals for them and getting your teeth into Fat Beehive’s marketing? 

Fat Beehive is looking for an approachable, friendly and effective salesperson, interested in helping charities, NGO and social enterprises get a brilliant website! 

The Business Development Executive will work alongside the Client Partnerships Manager to develop new business for the company, including prospecting for new clients and then planning persuasive approaches that will convince potential clients to work with us. They should have a passion for the charity sector and a record of creating new business. 

The Business Development Executive reports to the Client Partnerships Manager but will work closely with the Head of Client Partnerships and the production team to create appropriate solutions for quotes. The Business Development Executive will also work with the team to help manage our social media channels and curate a content calendar for our marketing.

This is an excting role, created to enable us to support more of the smaller charities, with limited budgets to develop their online presence and would suit someone who thrives on helping others, looking for a great new role at a friendly, flexible agency working with some really inspirational clients.

Key duties & responsibilities

Sales / New business development, 80%

  • Generating and qualifying leads
  • Working with the Client Partnerships Manager to manage a pipeline of new leads
  • Creating proposals: interpreting briefs, working with the team to specify appropriate functionality, setting prices and timelines; writing documents
  • Reviewing own sales performance aiming to meet or exceed sales targets

Marketing, 20%

  • Writing for the web and different channels with SEO in mind; for case studies, social media, email and awards entries
  • Updating CMS content, bearing in mind SEO and accessibility best practices
  • Create and maintain a content or editorial calendar, with guidance from the rest of the team
  • Social media channel management, either individually or through a third-party system such as Hootsuite
  • Email content creation and distribution experience, using tools like Mailchimp


  • Excellent written and verbal communication and IT skills
  • The ability to get on with people at all levels and influence them
  • Strong problem-solving and creative skills
  • An ability to stay calm under pressure and juggle competing priorities 
  • Attention to detail

Recruitment Process

Getting the right person for this role is really important to us. You will get to work with the wider team so we feel it’s important that you get to meet them and get to know them, and vice versa.

Therefore the recruitment process will be as follows: 

  • Apply through the form on our website, attaching a copy of your CV
  • Hold an initial call with our Chief of Staff so we can learn more about your experience 
  • In-person meeting with some of our team that you will get to work with.  

We especially encourage applications from women, disabled people from racialised minority backgrounds, as these groups are underrepresented throughout the technology industry.

At any point in the process, if there are any reasonable adjustments that you need to help us ensure that our recruitment process is fair and inclusive, just let us know. 

​​Closing date for applications

  • April 10th 2023 at 23:59
  • Meetings to be held W/C 17th April  2023

Complete the application form below.

We already work with selected recruiters, so ask that other recruiters don’t contact us.

What we offer

£25,000 salary (OTE £32,600)

95% of our clients are charity and not-for-profit organisations. We actively seek to work with this type of client and this means you’ll get to work with some very nice people indeed.

Other benefits include:

  • Profit Share (shared equally) and quarterly bonus
  • 27 days annual leave, 2 volunteer days per year and an extra day of leave for each year worked (up to 5 extra days)
  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%, increasing to 10% after 5 years
  • Dental Plan, Income Protection and Death in Service benefit
  • Health and Wellbeing Budget
  • Season ticket loan and cycle-to-work scheme
  • Dedicated training budget
  • Flexible and fair working culture
  • Free weekly drinks 
  • Free fortnightly yoga

About Fat Beehive

For the fourth year in a row, 2022 saw Fat Beehive listed in Campaign’s top 100 companies to work for within the U.K. We’re a small and friendly team, and you get to work with our fantastic clients – all of which make a genuinely positive impact on our societies. 

We are a growing team of about 35 who, when not working from home, work in a relaxed, informal office in a converted warehouse in Borough (London) and Ancoats (Manchester). There is often cake. There is often music playing. There is often laughter.

Fat Beehive is dedicated to providing a friendly, relaxed, safe, fulfilling and fair work environment – see what it’s like. We want to create an environment where people want to come to work – one that engages them to give their best. 

We’ve all chosen to work in the charity design sector because we want to help bring about positive social change – and we know that starts with us as individuals. We’re always challenging ourselves to work in a way that puts awareness of power, diversity and inclusivity at its heart. 

We don’t work for oil, mining, arms, banking and sweatshops. But we do work for charities that challenge these and more. Come join us.

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Profit share and quarterly performance bonus

27+ days annual leave

Fortnightly chair massage

2 volunteer days per year

Buy 5 extra holiday days each year

Family friendly and flexible employment

Matched pension contribution

Free Wednesday team drinks

Dental plan

Training budget

Death in service cover

Income protection

Transparent financial reporting

Fair work culture

Staff lunch once a month