Traverse - Director of Market Development
Salary: c£85,000
Location: We have an office in London, but our staff are dispersed and live in cities and towns across the UK.

Contract: Permanent - Our full-time hours are 35 hours a week, we are fully equipped to support home working and are happy to talk flexible and part-time working.The Role

Traverse seek to recruit a Director of Market Development, who will work closely with a talented team of sector and service experts, assisting them develop, grow and evolve their business areas. 

Traverse are a highly successful and well-regarded employee-owned research and consultancy organisation which champions the delivery of social impact.

Our vision is for an inclusive society, which delivers better outcomes for all. 

To achieve this, we support our clients to practice evidence based and inclusive decision making. We do this by working strategically with clients on social research, evaluation, and public engagement and consultation projects. We’re driven by social purpose, and by employee wellbeing.

Sitting as part of a senior leadership team this individual will provide a holistic and strategic oversight to business development and marketing and communications activity across the Traverse business, the sectors it serves and the services it delivers working closely with a team of nine Associate Directors and a marketing and business development team. 

The Candidate

We are looking for people who are…

Curious and empathic: 

We need someone who can engage with our expert social researchers to find out the story of our work and the impact it has on society. You’ll be working across teams, sectors and services, so you’ll need to quickly build effective working relationships. 

Persuasive and articulate: 

Our work only has an impact if people are aware of it. We are looking for someone who can help us shape compelling narrative. We are known for the quality of our project work, and we expect the same for our marketing and communications. We are looking for someone who can tell a good story, consistently, across all our channels.

Organised and proactive: 

You’ll be working in a busy consultancy with a matrix management model. You’ll have your own priorities to develop and deliver a marketing plan, alongside supporting the ambitions of our work winning teams. You’ll need to keep on top of your work and prioritise effectively.

Individuals will bring an extensive track record in marketing, business development, client service and sales. That experience may have been gained in a social or market research or professional services environment, but the level of challenge and ambition in the business means that there is also comfort with candidates who may come from outside the sector.


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