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Business Development Advisor

Full/Part Time: 
Full time
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About Us

Do you want to work for a global professional membership organisation where you will be able to see the tangible impact of your work on the world we all live in? If so, we could be the organisation for you. We are the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and we are at the heart of a management career in construction. 

We are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, and our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment. Perhaps most importantly, we are tasked with promoting good practice within our industry to improve quality of life for every one of us.

About the Role

Here at the CIOB, we are looking for a Business Development Advisor to join our Customer Services team. This is a brand new role within the Company, within a newly formed team. This is an exciting step towards the future for us: we are looking for someone who wants to be part of our journey. 

The right person will take a pro-active approach to member acquisition, upgrades and retention. He/she will also promote the wider CIOB product portfolio through outbound activity. The role will report to the Membership and Customer Services Manager, who heads up our Customer Services team as a whole.

The Business Development Advisor will work closely with the inbound team to deliver an exceptional service and improved customer satisfaction and retention rates. You will encourage conversion and members to attain Chartered membership and ultimately deliver on the CIOB growth strategy. 

What we’re looking for… 

We’re looking for an individual who can confidently question, probe and listen to client’s needs. You must be skilled at building rapport and will be able to articulate the CIOB value proposition, identifying opportunities and gaining commitment. Comfortable working to targets and other performance measures, you will have excellent telephone call handling skills. You will be able to deal appropriately with people at all levels; developing a positive working relationship with team members, colleagues and other departments as required.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must, as is a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and flexibility in response to changing priorities and needs. As this is new role for us, we are looking for someone who can help us establish and embed the role in the organisation. You will not be coming into a rigid, prescriptive job role. We need someone with an agile, collaborative and confident approach, happy to work within the broad brush strokes of the role and help us put the detail in. 

We’d also like you to be IT literate to include familiarity with word processing, databases, spreadsheets, CRM software and web applications, and have an aptitude for learning new IT systems quickly. Full training will be provided. 

What you might be asking is – why work for us?

We can offer you a really friendly, flexible and welcoming working environment. We’ll show you that we’re committed to your personal wellbeing and to your development within your role, and we’ll make sure that you’re constantly learning throughout your time with us. We even hold a Silver Investors in People Award – which we really hope will show you our commitment to this. 

No two days will be the same in this exciting position, so if you thrive in an ever changing environment and love to get your teeth into a real challenge then this could be the role for you!

How to apply?

To apply for this role please submit a full CV and covering letter, including your present salary level,  by email to quoting the job title in the subject line.  An automated response will be provided to acknowledge the application and further contact made only if your application is shortlisted.

Please note that we may consider applications as they are submitted and therefore applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment that may be caused by the vacancy closing sooner than advertised.