We’re Hiring Now! – 2 vacancies


We are seeking two people to fill two exciting sales and marketing roles at The BLN.

The BLN runs some of the best regarded conferences in its fields. We have a well-established event programme with a plan for future growth. The current vacancies are:

  • Sales and Marketing Director
  • Marketing Assistant / Executive

How to apply

For either role please send us your CV and covering letter, which should include evidence of why you would be suitable for the role. Both roles will be based in Cambridge, UK.

Please apply here

Sales and Marketing Director

Job Title Sales & Marketing Director: The BLN
In Brief We’re looking for a key, senior hire to work with the CEO and team to grow the business aggressively whilst maintaining the reputation of our existing events.

The Executive will, working closely with the CEO, develop and execute the commercial potential of the business and drive the growth and development of the organisation from ticket sales, sponsorships, commercial arrangements as identified with the CEO.

Overseeing all activities around marketing, PR, selling and relationship building activities.

Person spec This role would suit an energetic, enthusiastic, individual with proven business development, marketing and business building skills plus an interest in and knowledge of technology. As well as being a major contributor to the growth of the business, the successful candidate will have plenty of scope to make the role their own.
Accountability This role will be directly accountable to the CEO. It will include significant involvement in the development and execution of the growth strategy and plan.


Business Development, Ticket Sales, Sponsorships, Beyond

  • Manage relationships with current sponsors.
  • Identify and develop relationships with potential sponsors.
  • Supporting the development of the content of BLN events.
  • Develop targeted campaigns to generate awareness and drive subscriber growth and event ticket sales.
  • Manage and maintain active sponsorship sales pipeline.
  • Explore potential for future events and successful commercial partnerships.
Marketing & Public Relations

  • Coordinate marketing activities and lead the marketing team to support the growth of the business.
  • Supervise the communications, marketing and PR activities of the organisation, including:
  • Social Media presence.
  • Brand management – ensure that anything front facing is consistent with the brand – website, messaging, design, email, social media
  • Oversee email marketing activity and development and growth of mailing lists
  • Manage PR activity, building relationships with local and national newspapers, key bloggers, multipliers etc. Manage journalists at events
  • Create all marketing collateral for events.

  • Manage and develop the marketing team

Sound like you? Get in touch – apply today by sending your CV and covering letter.

Please apply here


Marketing Assistant / Executive

The BLN runs some of the best regarded conferences in its fields. We have a well-established event programme with a plan for future growth. We’re seeking a smart graduate to join a small team who can have an immediate impact, has the capacity to grow with the business and play a significant role in building our brand and help promote our world-class conferences for the software industry.

You are fast-learning, energetic, with an interest in technology and marketing. We need a digital marketing executive to make sure our digital promotion is as good as the CEOs, Founders, and managers who attend our events.

The role will be focused on growing our established subscriber base, driving registrations for events using well established-channels, primarily social media, blogging, SEO, adwords, email marketing and video content.

You’ll also travel and attend events as part of the team, getting to know our audience of entrepreneurs and investors.

The Marketing Executive should possess the following skills and experiences:

  • Good grasp of English writing for copywriting purposes
  • Commercial awareness – the ability to negotiate and deal with suppliers to the benefit of the business.
  • An interest in the world of technology and entrepreneurship
  • Hands on experience maintaining social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Previous experience of email marketing campaigns, HTML experience a plus
  • Understanding of web CMS and previous experience of using WordPress
  • Familiarity with analytics and online measurement tools such as Google Analytics
  • Experience in marketing automation is a plus
  • A degree level education (in marketing, business or similar)
  • Some graphic design ability is an advantage (eg InDesign, Adobe Illustrator)

The Person

  • A self-motivated person, keen to learn and to share that learning with others
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking and able to work to deadlines
  • Able to work independently and on own initiative with minimum instruction
  • Can work collaboratively with a team and build close working relationships, and lead within this group when required
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to think quickly and react promptly to potential problems
  • Willing to travel overseas occasionally, including the United States
  • Flexibility to look beyond the job description and muck-in when required
  • Enthusiastic, keen to learn, and happy to ride the wave of change in a fast-paced environment, while looking to shape the change and put their own stamp on the business themselves.

This is a busy role which requires the ability to work to deadlines, manage time effectively, learn from others and work under their own steam. For the right candidate, this could become a broader business role over time as there are plenty of opportunities to take a wider role in the business.

Hours of work are 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Sound like you? Get in touch – apply today by sending your CV and covering letter.

Please apply here