💼 Job

Business Development Assistant

Saffery Champness


23d ago

💼 Graduate Job

London, +2

Rolling basis


We are looking for a bright and able BD Assistant to join the marketing team based in London. The successful candidate will be a bright graduate or have over 1 year of professional services experience. The role sits within a fast-growing team and will support 4 BD Managers (3 in London and 1 in Bristol).

The role

The role will involve supporting the Business Development Managers on a range of business development and tender initiatives. This is a varied role, giving you great exposure across the nine National Practice Groups (NPGs) and supporting the wider marketing team during times of increased workload.

The team will also support you in your personal development offering you clear routes of progression.

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Area of Responsibilities

Sales & Business Development


Providing a full range of support to the BD team on pitches and tenders, including editing, drafting and proofreadingMaintaining the tender library reportManaging and updating the tender content libraryManaging the team’s intranet pageDrafting news items for the team’s intranet pageOpportunity to manage your own bids and proposals with support from the BD ManagersScheduling tender feedback callsLiaising with partners on tender win/loss updatesCompiling monthly reports on tender wins and losses.Drafting intranet news items on new client winsSupporting wider BD projects including the Firm’s client feedback programme
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EssentialCan-do attitude and an interest in developing skills in BD / proposalsKeen attention to detail and excellent written EnglishExcellent organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlinesInnovative – bringing new ideas and a fresh perspectiveIT savvy (Microsoft Office)Ability to positively develop internal relationshipsFriendly, team playerExcellent written and oral communication skillsDesirableKnowledge of InDesign (training will be provided)Marketing and/or business development experienceRecent graduate or over 1 year of relevant experience within a professional services firmAn understanding or experience working within a partnership firm
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A 35-hour working week with flexibility around the core hours of 10am-4pmAgile working policy giving you the option to work from home for up to 3 days per week.Paid overtime or time off in lieu.25 days annual. After 5 years’ service, the entitlement will be increased by 1 dayIn addition, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday a yearContributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 5% of salary on a matched basis with employee from their date of joining)Life assurance cover of 4 x annual salary,Working from home allowance of £25 a month.Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year. The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. Payment is usually c£1,000. Paid in December.Employee referral scheme. Assistant Manager level and below, including support staff, will attract a referral reward of £5,000, Manager level or above, will attract a referral reward of £10,000.New client referral scheme. Members of staff introducing a new client to the firm, have the potential to receive a referral payment of up to 10% of the first year’s total fees.Staff have access to health assessments, cancer screenings and health cash plans through the flexible benefits programme.Access to a number of additional benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefit programme, health cash plans, health screening/GP support, critical illness cover, dental and travel insurance, Techscheme, Cyclescheme, Gymflex and a Workplace ISA.Paid travel expenses when working at offices other than your contracted office.Saffery Champness is committed to being a fully inclusive employer and have a huge focus on ED&I. Upon joining the firm, you will have the opportunity to join a number of people network groups as well as be a part of the growing ED&I network.
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