Head of Subscription Sales

Head of Subscription Sales

Talk Education is a new digital hub for independent education, which will transform the way parents make decisions about their children’s schooling.  The private education market is worth nearly £10bn in the UK alone, yet the information and advice available to parents remains limited and analogue. Likewise, schools themselves have access to very little hard data when it comes to what parents want for their children. We will solve this problem by providing the highest quality information and insight to parents via a subscription website (www.talkeducation.com), as well as delivering unique data on parental aspirations to schools.

Head of Subscription Sales sought:

We are now looking for a dynamic, well-connected Head of Sales to join us in developing the company’s revenue line, with a focus on selling Subscriptions.  We are a well-funded start-up. Our founders have deep experience producing existing guides to independent education, unrivalled contacts and flawless reputations. We want to be joined by an experienced sales professional who can help turn our vision into a thriving, global business. 

The role:

The role will include:

managing and overseeing all aspects of Talk Education’s revenue generation;

using previous experience of B2B selling, generating and driving affinity corporate subscription revenues;

using previous experience of elegant direct selling, generating and driving parent subscription revenues;

working with the founders and schools manager to generate and drive schools subscriptions;

working with the marketing and PR teams to amplify the Sales Strategy that you build to take Talk Education to the forefront of the UK independent education advice market.

The successful applicant:

The successful applicant will be:

Experienced in selling to high-end corporate targets – our target corporate customers might be Investment Banks’ Employee Services units; Private Banks; Relocation and Real Estate Agents; Auction houses; Private Members’ Clubs.  Or they might be Corporates that you bring to our platform.

Able to draw on your existing contacts to secure meetings – we would love you to engage your pre-existing client base with our proposition, but you will need to be willing to approach new clients and follow up on leads generated elsewhere in our ecosystem. 

Willing to work flexibly. We are all parents and we know that sometimes watching a school play or going to an assembly will take priority, and that working in the school holidays requires a complicated juggling act. Equally, we know the work has to be done, so if necessary, we are prepared to work early in the mornings, at weekends and late in the evenings to get the job done. We would hope you are willing to do the same.

Excited by the idea of working for a growing start-up at an early stage in its development. We will all be (metaphorically) making the tea and buying the loo roll, so we need you to be willing to do the same.  We may be a start-up, but we have big ambitions.

Interested in the world of independent education. We are unabashed schools nerds – it’s a fascinating world full of (mostly) brilliant people. It would be great if you shared our excitement.

Committed to delivering results and seizing opportunities as they arise.  This may require you to represent the Company at non-traditional business hours - but will also offer the prospect of flexibility around your own life needs.

Flexible on location.  As a new start-up, we don't yet have an office; the founders all work remotely from their homes in London, the Cotswolds and the Welsh borders. We anticipate that our first tranche of clients will be located mainly in London/South East based so ideally we would like our Head of Subscription Sales to have easy access to London and be able to meet the Founders in London for a monthly team meeting. 

If you are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you.  Please email James Rose:  james@talkeducation.com