UKSA Instructors in the Making and Job Opportunity

UKSA in Cowes
UKSA in Cowes

It looks like the latest group of future windsurfing instructors are having a great time, despite the cold, with Sam Ross in Cowes. If you’re interested in becoming an instructor in windsurfing or any other watersport you can check out the next UKSA training options here.  The UKSA offer a wide variety of courses from Kickstart programmes, to instructor plus courses, internships and even BTECs.

In further UKSA news, the charity are also recruiting for a Business Development officer. Check out full details below:

Job vacancy at UKSA: Business Development Officer, reporting to Head of Fundraising.

The key objectives are to devise and implement a sustainable, cross-regional, fundraising-led business development strategy, identify prospect organisations with whom to develop relationships of value to the charity, and manage internal relationships to ensure effective response to the requirements identified during business development activities.
This role centres on business development but also requires strong capability in communications as well as the ability to form and retain productive internal and external relationships.

The role requires an entrepreneurial and independent person who can generate sales and other relationships of value as UKSA expands into new markets. The person will therefore have to demonstrate the following characteristics and be: target driven and highly motivated, a strong influencer with the ability to show insight and manage complex discussions and negotiations together with the relationships arising, an independent self-starter with the ability to use own initiative and available resources to achieve targets, the capacity to perform under pressure and remotely from management.

Essential work skills needed: suitable professional and/or academic qualifications and/or equivalent work experience. Proven experience in sales processes within the non-profit sector. A demonstrable track record in resource development, including substantial experience in developing, managing and evaluating sales strategies within the non-profit sector. Excellent written English and a proven ability to write clear and concise reports. A confident communicator with networking skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and prospects of all types. Experience of strategic planning and budgeting in charitable organisations. Excellent working knowledge of MS Office packages.

To apply, please email a CV with a covering letter, to Suzanne Hopkins – HR Co-ordinator, at sue.hopkins@uksa.org . Closing date for applications is Friday 1st February 2013. The role is full-time, 37.5 hours over 5 days

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