Change Agents UK

Business Development Executive

Project Business Development Executive
Employer Green Energy Switch
Job Description

CAUK reference: 2328

Job Title: Business Development Executive

Change Agents UK Level: 2

Location: Peterborough

Number of Positions: 1

What will this position involve?

The Business Development Executive will be the front face of Peterborough Energy, the councils low cost energy tariff. You will be responsible for proactively raising awareness of Peterborough Energy and its benefits. You will forge and develop relationships with all the businesses across the city to engage their employees in becoming more energy efficient including giving advice on how they can switching tariffs. You will be dividing your time into 75% business engagement, working to monthly targets and 25% project officer work (switching employees, manning stands, organising events). You will have exceptional sales experience and a proven success record, ideally with businesses in Peterborough, along with a natural flare for communication, strength in networking, talking to new businesses and you will be a self-starter.

You will support other parts of GES as and when required, undertaking project management tasks and grow with the success of the scheme.

Who would this position suit?

You will be an ideas person, a confident communicator willing to challenge how things are done, capable of building relationships and networks, creative thinker, self-motivated, with a good level of marketing experience. You need minimal supervision and will just crack on and get the job done. A real go-getter.

Who are Green Energy Switch (GES)?

Green Energy Switch (GES) is a subsidiary of Peterborough Environment City Trust, an independent and innovative environmental charity helping to protect and enhance the environment throughout Peterborough and beyond. GES donates all its profits to PECT to help fund their work. Green Energy Switch is a dynamic company that delivers a broad range of energy services across the UK for businesses, registered social landlords, local authorities and individuals. We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to join our highly skilled team based in Peterborough.

Peterborough City Council, OVO Energy and GES are working together to promote Peterborough Energy. Peterborough Energy is the brand name of a partnership between Peterborough City Council and OVO Energy (OVO). Together they offer a competitive dual fuel energy tariff offering a no-nonsense, competitively priced, customer focused energy service to residents in Peterborough city properties. Peterborough Energy is owned by Peterborough City Council managed and administrated with the help of partner energy supplier, OVO Energy and GES run the face-to-face sales function.

This post would be shared by Peterborough City Council and GES.

Why would the successful candidate want this position?

This opportunity is a fixed term contract with possibility of expansion. The experience and training gained through the project, will give the post holder an excellent insight into the energy sector as well as an opportunity to work with a passionate team within a thriving city. .

Salary (per annum pro rata): £27,000

Start Date: 5th March or ASAP

Length of Opportunity: 12 Months

Location Peterborough

Key Responsibilities

  1. Develop, lead and directly deliver on the B2B engagement strategy for Peterborough Energy, ensuring it provides strategic direction. The strategy will:

  2. Achieve city-wide engagement.

  3. Increase supply of Peterborough Energy to employees / local residents.

  4. Recruitment of businesses through cold calls, database leads and referrals.

  5. Set, monitor and report key performance indicators for new switches ensuring the project meets targets.

  6. Recruitment and promotion of events to new and existing businesses.

  7. Attend networking events and other business meetings and pitch and present to secure opportunities.

  8. Devise, develop and implement campaigns as required.

  9. Maximise any new opportunity for promoting Peterborough Energy to the business sector.

  10. Be responsible for the successful development and implementation of Peterborough Energy’s identity to strengthen brand awareness and recognition within the business sector of the city.

  11. Forge and develop new and existing relationships with businesses to motivate them to engage their employees to switch as part of their corporate social responsibility.

  12. With guidance from the city council's Marketing Manager, create and lead on Peterborough Energy campaigns and work closely with the council’s media, digital and internal teams to see them executed.

  13. Create and develop new innovative ways to communicate Peterborough Energy messages to residents, businesses and all stakeholder groups.

  14. Plan and project manage Peterborough Energy marketing events and analyse their success.

  15. Evaluate the effectiveness of all Peterborough Energy marketing activity.


  1. A recognised communications qualification or degree or equivalent experience of at least two years’ working in a sales and marketing team.

  2. Experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies.

  3. Proven experience of customer care and relationship building within the business sector.

  4. Confident, resourceful and assertive communicator.

  5. Good interpersonal skills, ability to engage participants and work with a range of businesses.

  6. Good understanding of marketing and communications tools including (online, advertising, events, media relations) and how they can be applied effectively.

  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Attention to details whilst also seeing the bigger picture.

  8. Ability to demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and to complete tasks with the minimum of supervision. Resourceful, with a strong desire to succeed. A flexible ‘can-do’ attitude.

  9. Ability to work effectively under pressure, to prioritise and manage a wide range of tasks and to be proactive, reactive and well organised.

  10. Passion for environmental / sustainable development issues


  1. Experience of working in a similar role with businesses in Peterborough

  2. Experience of energy tariffs and working with utility companies

  3. Local knowledge of Peterborough and the businesses that reside here

Closing Date: Extended to Sunday 25th February 2018

Telephone Interview: Week Commencing 19th February 2018

Interview Date: 2nd March 2018

Hours/Week: 37.5

Work outside normal hours: Evening and weekend work may be required

This recruitment is being managed by Change Agents UK, please direct all correspondence to or call 01572 723419

Salary £27,000
Application Deadline 2018-02-25
Interview Date 2018-03-02
Start Date 2018-03-05
Hours Per Week 37.00
Places Available 1

Closed - no further applications permitted