Positive East Better Futures for Positive People Business Development Intern 1st half 2012 Business Development Intern. Positive East is the leading HIV charity in East London, providing a comprehensive range of services to support and enable individuals and communities to meet the challenges presented by HIV. Positive East works on a local, regional and national level to address issues surrounding HIV. Positive East is in the midst of developing a groundbreaking new income stream. We are aiming to use an innovative social enterprise scheme to provide expertise as a local charity in East London, working in close conjunction with the private sector. Based in Stepney Green, we are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual for a 3-6 month internship. The internship would be ideal for someone looking to gain experience in the field of income generation through a social enterprise within the charity sector. The role will give you invaluable experience in the field of researching sales opportunities then carrying the raw researched material through to contacting potential customers, negotiating and closing deals. The charity is in the final steps of completing a new employee wellbeing programme targeted at the Small/Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) market. This is a unique programme which aims to raise potential clients’ awareness of key wellbeing issues and how to mitigate against them so that their employees live healthier and happier lives and the employer has less absenteeism and a more productive staff. The programme will form the basis of a new income stream for the charity in its income diversification programme. The role of business development intern will involve the following; - Identifying a suitable source of SMEs, then locating specific SMEs and undertaking internet research to determine contact details Contacting the identified people and issuing them with benefits statements Arranging face to face meetings with warm prospects. Helping to close deals and generate income from the private sector to support charitable activities. Experience and skills required Graduate in business/economics or a related discipline. Strong research skills and high level of motivation. Ability to express oneself clearly, concisely and persuasively in written and spoken English. Positive East Better Futures for Positive People Clear and concise telephone manner. Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. Good IT skills, computer literate. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to engage with a range of people and an interest in a career in sales and/or business development. Ability to use own initiative and manage own workload while working as part of a team Good understanding of business practice and sales techniques. Ability to work closely with the finance and fundraising departments of Positive East. The ideal candidate will be committed, enthusiastic about the work of the charity. pro-active, personable and This is a voluntary position however travel and lunch expenses will be covered. The internship is available as a part time position (15 hours a week) and based at Positive East’s Stepney Centre. For more information please visit: www.positiveeast.org.uk Or call Alastair Thomson for an informal chat on 020 7791 9307. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to: [email protected] Or post for Liz Lesley at Positive East, 159 Mile End Road, London E1 4AQ Closing date: January 6th 2012 5pm.