Summary of the job roleOur business is expanding and therefore we are recruiting for an entry-level position, which would be ideal for a highly-motivated graduate to gain professional and business development experience. You will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and administration of our business activities, ensuring the efficient running of our consultancy and Awards. You will work very closely with the consultancy owners and see how a business builds its client base, develops new products and services, and delivers exceptional work. You will learn how the associate relationship with other consultancies builds up a portfolio approach to meet a client’s business needs. To enable business development, you will learn to deliver marketing communications to prospective clients, and be responsible for much of the day-to-day coordination and administration of prospective client follow-up and approaches. You must be able to take responsibility for your own time and work, and have the diligence and resourcefulness to complete a number of tasks with support from your manager, but you will also be working alone at times and therefore will need to develop a high level of self-sufficiency. You will be given on-the-job training and general support to help you get accustomed to our ethos and ways of working. Key Responsibilities Business Development and Project Support - Conducting client communications, following up with prospective clients and ensuring that all business leads are followed through - Operating the company’s social media (we’re on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram for Business Culture Awards and Twitter and LinkedIn for Starboard) - Compiling marketing materials (copywriting, liaising with designer, printers and undertaking some simple in-house design) - Conducting website updates and ensuring that all client-facing company information remains current and compelling - Preparing business proposals (e.g. Creating PowerPoint presentations, researching data, sourcing images online) - Proof reading documents (e.g. proposals, case studies, articles) - Assisting with organising company events (e.g. the Awards’ Dinner, business breakfasts, conferences and webinars) - Sourcing and booking venues (e.g. for client presentations, training and workshops) - The job could involve travel dependent on client projects Business Administration - Diary management and travel booking - Client duties (e.g. answering phones, printing, scanning) - Ensuring office supplies are replenished (e.g. stationery) - Producing and processing invoices and expense claims - Carrying out any other task associated with the role as reasonably requested by the leadership team Due to the nature of the position, it could lead to a career in various disciplines including business development or marketing or consulting dependent on the individual’s progress.