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The Vegan Society is an anagram of The Nicest Voyage. Quite fitting, we think, as for many people veganism is a journey – and a pretty remarkable one at that. Regardless of where you are on your vegan journey, our staff are on hand to make it easier, healthier and more fun. And if you think you’d be great at helping others with this, read on, as this may be right up your street.

The Vegan Society makes veganism more accessible and an easily adopted approach by supporting individuals, policy and decision makers, caterers, manufacturers, health care professionals and the media.

Who we're looking for

Are you passionate about changing the way we treat animals? Do you want to help reduce damage to our environment? Do you want to get people to enjoy healthy vegan food that looks good and tastes great?

As individuals, we have a somewhat eclectic mix of skills, passions and idiosyncrasies… but it works. Probably because we all have one thing in common: we believe we’re onto something really special.

In order to meet our ambitious plans for the next few years, we need to recruit some new people to our team in our new offices conveniently located by Snow Hill station in Birmingham.

What we offer

  • A fun and supportive team
  • A solution-focused atmosphere and hard-working environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employee Assistance Programme and health cash-back scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • Animal companion compassionate leave
  • Ethical pension scheme
  • 28 Days leave + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Central Birmingham office location

  Head of Business Development

The Role

The Head of Business Development (HoBD) role is a senior leadership role and requires someone with substantial business development experience, preferably in a business-to-business environment. The HoBD role needs a dynamic confident individual who is results driven and can critically evaluate new opportunities with ease.

The Business Development Department (BD) works alongside The Vegan Society’s (TVS) Communications and Campaigns, Policy and Research departments. BD generates the majority of income for the charity via The Vegan Trademark licence fees and sales of our vegan supplement VEG 1.

The HoBD will be responsible for delivering activities relating to the sales strategy across two teams. The role will drive sustainable financial growth through increasing trademark registrations (volume and value) and sales of the supplement. The HoBD will manage, motivate and develop the two diverse teams, covering a variety of skill sets.

Salary and hours

This is a full time (37.5 hour per week) role with a salary of £35,934–£39,782 (depending on skills and experience).

How to apply

The application deadline is 9am, Friday 28 February 2020.

Interviews will be held towards the end of March 2020.

Please apply using the application form HERE and email to recruitment[at]vegansociety[dot]com

Download the job description and person specification.

CVs cannot be accepted. No agencies

To discuss this job role please contact Tania De Bruler at recruitment[at]vegansociety[dot]com.

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