The BLN has been established for over three years and during this time has become recognised nationally as one of the most innovative, focused and high value networks for entrepreneurs, venture capital and private equity investors in the UK.
We ran over 30 events in 2010 and aim to build on our success in future years by creating bigger conferences, events and growing our media presence in 2011 and beyond. We have been profitable since we started and want to grow in order to take advantage of the opportunities we have created for the business during this time.
We need some help!
We have an opening for a mature, organised, sensible, hard working PA/office manager to be the rock upon which the company is built. We are not looking for anything too unusual – in a superhero.
We expect all of the things that you would expect from a top employee – computer literacy, interest in the internet, ability to work to deadlines, sense of humour, determination and ability to get things done, attention to detail, can-do attitude are basic prerequisites. We also value highly: honesty; an interest in picking up new skills; taking on board new ideas; smiles; the ability to make customers love and appreciate you, and our business.
Initially, your typical day would include web site maintenance, manage communication with customers, setting appointments, identifying and inviting individuals to attend events, keeping our CRM system up to date, book keeping/invoicing, coming up with and executing great marketing ideas, identifying venues for events, negotiating with suppliers and keeping a small, busy office running at warp speed. As we grow, the future will be defined by your abilities and interests.
All of this would be dead easy if you were a superhero.
We would also be really interested in hearing from mortals who want to get involved with a company that wants expertise and hard work in exchange for respect, the kind of opportunities that small growth companies can offer for personal development and a role where you would be making a HUGE difference to the business from day one.
We do not intend to pay bona fide superheros any actual money as they are likely to be independently financed. We would pay cash/money to a successful human candidate.
We need someone for a minimum of 20 hours per week in the office but are open and flexible when it comes to working hours. (i.e. this could suit a parent who needs to be able to pick children up from school on a daily basis).