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Haywards Heath with flexibility to work from home
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Full-time, fixed-term 12 months contract
About this Role

Job Summary

Are you an experienced and passionate Sales Executive looking for a new challenge? Do you have the tenacity and drive to achieve goals and outcomes?  Would you be interested in supporting NAHT to improve the recruitment and retention of our members who are senior leaders in education.

The focus of the role will be to sell all NAHT products within our portfolio to new and existing Members. In addition, you will retain existing Members through reactive and proactive conversations.

You will engage proactively with school leaders at different stages of their career and build lasting working relationships with key stakeholders to ensure success in meeting retention and acquisition targets. Your feedback to the Head of Retention will inform improvements to our membership products providing a best-in-class member experience.

This is very much a hands-on role where you’ll be an ambassador for membership services promoting our brand and various offering and will also attend trade shows to sell NAHT and its products.

Benefits include:

  • 39 days holiday including bank holidays in addition to 4 days Christmas closure
  • 21 hours wellbeing leave
  • Healthcare through Benenden membership
  • Gym contribution
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Access to savings and discounts within major retailers
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Commitment to personal growth through funded learning
  • Office set up allowance

This role will be office based (Haywards Heath) with the flexibility to regularly work from home; due to current Covid-19 situation all our employees are working from home.

Person Specification

We are looking for a driven and confident individual who has excellent sales experience You will take pride in engaging with our members to sell both face to face and by telephone and able to work to set targets and tight KPIs. You will have demonstrable track record of working in an outbound sales calling role or equivalent in relation to promoting or upselling multi product lines or service (in our case membership). A sound understanding in customer service and sales techniques with the ability to influence decision and build a strong rapport with our members are essential for this role.

Experience of using CRM platforms to manage workload and customer data is desirable but not essential for this role.

Persuasive communication skills with the ability to prioritise, manage multiple workload and meet deadlines as well as strong planning and organising skills are essential attributes for the role.

The postholder will be required to work outside of normal working hours if necessary, with the ability to travel including overnight stay.

About us

NAHT represents more than 34,000 school leaders in early years, primary, secondary/post primary and special schools, making us the largest association for school leaders in the UK. Our members consist of all categories of school leaders. We provide representation, advice and training for school leaders in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We use our voice at the highest levels of government to influence policy for the benefit of leaders and learners everywhere.

Further information

NAHT is an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can embrace and value individuality. We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion and encourage all applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24th January 2021

First Interviews will be held on Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Second Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9th February 2021

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, all interviews will be conducted online by video conference using Microsoft Teams.

Previous applicants need not apply.


Applications from agencies will not be accepted

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