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Early Careers Development Manager

The Outward Bound Trust
Home Based or at one of our office locations nationwide.
£24,000 - £30,000 + OTE and benefits package. Starting salary is dependent on experience.
Closing date
15 Jun 2022

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The Job (in a nutshell)

An amazing opportunity to be part of a Charity but working with a vast array of Industry leading corporate clients. We are looking for someone to grow and develop new partnerships with a clear remit of networking and developing key contacts to expand and develop the Apprentice, Graduate and Early leaders delivery model via employers (UK wide).

Occasional evening, weekend and overnight work will be required as part of the role, including attending taster sessions, client visits and centre visits.

Who we’re looking for

You will be a results driven team player with an understanding of Early Careers development, have a proven sales background, with a strong new business focus in two / three industry sectors.

You will have a passion for the outdoor education training and development market and be aligned to our values.

Your Experience

  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external professionals.
  • You’ll be highly organised have excellent attention to detail and be able to maintain high standards of communication on the phone and in writing.
  • You will have good negotiation skills.
  • You’ll be able to work unsupervised and under own initiative.
  • A confident user in Microsoft systems.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Previous experience of LinkedIn and LinkedIn Sales Navigator for prospecting and client engagement.

Areas of responsibilities

  • Securing new and repeat business to agreed personal and team quarterly and annual targets.
  • Develop a deep understanding of client strategy and undertake learning needs analysis.
  • Sales proposal production.
  • Maintaining client records via our CRM system.
  • Liaising with all areas of the organisation to maximise potential opportunities.
  • Drive new business in your area through research, prospecting, and networking.

You’ll also need

  • An enhanced DBS check.

Salary and benefits

Salary £24,000 - £30,000 per year £24,000 - £30,000 + OTE and benefits package. Starting salary is dependent on experience.


  • Annual leave of 24 days, plus bank holidays (rising by a day a year to 30 days +BH).
  • Life Assurance: 3 x salary, covered from start date; includes Employee Assistance helpline.
  • 8 weeks’ sick pay at full salary in any 12 months.
  • Long-term Disability Insurance: 2/3 salary less state incapacity benefit after 6 months’ absence for up to 5 years, covered from start date.
  • Personal Accident Insurance while at work or commuting.
  • Cash plan healthcare (currently Medicash) on application after completion of probation.
  • Pension Scheme (currently Standard Life): Auto-enrolment after three months.
  • Berghaus uniform items provided. Also, opportunity to purchase Berghaus products at discount.
  • Discounted course fees for family members.
  • Cycle to work Scheme.


  • Personal Adventures – Outward Bound has a positive attitude to extended/unpaid leave (forward planning is required)

Hours of work

You’ll work an average of 37.5 hours per week.

Location: Home Based or at one of our office locations nationwide.

Settling in period

There is a 3-month settling in period from contract start date.

How to apply  

If you are interested, please drop an email with a up to date CV and covering letter of no more than 500 words to Sarah Shutt.

The closing date is 15th June 2022. Interviews will take place at Hackthorpe, nr Penrith (or via Zoom / Teams if appropriate) on 30th June or 1st July 2022.



The Outward Bound Trust is a leading educational charity providing adventure-based outdoor learning for young people of all backgrounds.

Founded over 70 years ago, we now have six residential centres across the UK, all located in wild and inspirational environments. We work with upwards of 25,000 young people each year, on residential courses that last from 3 to 19 days, with a large proportion receiving bursaries from The Trust to enable them to participate. We welcome and work with young people who are either in education or the early stages of their employment, and as such work nationally with a wide variety of client groups, including many schools and colleges as well as well-known corporate employers. Equally important are our donor relationships with individual and corporate supporters, who are essential to the success, viability and growth of the organisation.

We believe that The Trust has a unique and privileged position in the outdoor learning sector, given the quality of the programmes we offer, the inspiring and challenging environments that we operate in, the expertise and qualifications of our instructors, and most importantly, the proven impact and outcomes we are able to deliver for young people.

Find Us
Hackthorpe Hall
CA10 2HX
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