Business Development Executive – UK Sales

Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent (subject to successful completion of probation)

Location: Home Based

Salary: £30,000-£35,000


 About Tempo


Tempo is a rapidly growing social enterprise with huge ambition. Our work builds strong, resilient communities and gives people the tools to make real, lasting changes in their lives.


Tempo works to enable more people to volunteer in their communities, because giving your time and feeling valued improves health, happiness and future prospects. We do this with Tempo Time Credits, one of the world’s largest time-based community currencies. People earn Tempo Time Credits when they give their time and use them on a wide range of activities they choose. Over 56,000 people have earned over 900,000 Tempo Time Credits so far, and we partner with over 1500 community organisations, public services and businesses.


Tempo are on a 5-year journey to becoming a nationwide organisation, enabling people from any community to get involved in Tempo Time Credits, join their community and access new opportunities. By 2023, we aim to have reached 250,000 people across England and Wales and see 2.5m Tempo Time Credits earned and spent.


About You

You will drive and coordinate business development for Tempo across the United Kingdom, with a specific focus on bringing on developing a pipeline and closing sales. Working with the business development team, you will help increase the reach and impact of our work, playing a key role in supporting the organisation to grow in line with our company vision and strategic objectives. You will work closely with others to identify, develop and write new proposals and tenders, coordinate and report on business development activity, pitch to new potential clients and develop new business resources. You will be responsible for commissioning or contracting business and the hand over to the programmes team for delivery.


You will have significant experience of writing high quality grant tenders, including familiarity with the public sector procurement process in the UK. You are able to communicate effectively about our work, build relationships quickly and collaborate with team members to achieve a goal. You are target driven, with the ability to stay on top of a varied and demanding workload.


You are passionate about developing communities and about creating positive, lasting societal change. This role would suit someone looking to move from corporate communications and marketing into the charity sector or someone already working in the sector and seeking a new challenge.


Please refer to the job description and person specification for a comprehensive list of the main duties and the requirements of the role.


Working at Tempo

We are proud to be an accredited living wage employer and offer pay over the statutory minimum for all our team members.  In addition, we offer a wide range of staff benefits including:


  • 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 5% ER contribution)
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
  • Family friendly policies
  • Flexi-time Scheme (offering up to 13 days flexi leave each year)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Death in Service Grant – 1 year


Closing date for applications: 5pm on 31st January 2022

Interview date: Week commencing 17th January 2022 by MS Teams


How to Apply:

If you think this is the role for you, please take a look at our candidate pack first as it will help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you.  We would then ask you to submit your current C.V. with a detailed cover letter telling us how you meet our competencies and why you want to work for Tempo Time Credits. Please also attach the equality opportunities monitoring form


View our Candidate Pack

View the Job Description / Person Specification

Equality Opportunities



Please send your completed application to using the post title and your name as the subject heading by no later than 5pm on 13th January 2021.


As part of our commitment to Disability Confident, candidates who consider themselves to be disabled will also be given the opportunity to attend an interview if they meet the essential criteria for the role.  By opting-in to this scheme, you are disclosing that you have a disability solely for the purpose of the interview guarantee and we will not assume nor infer that you wish to disclose or record your disability in any other way – including any reasonable adjustments you may need if you are employed.


The successful applicant will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We strongly believe in the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workforce and encourage applications from all sectors of the community.