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November 13, 2013


To work on a 25% commission basis
Plus agreed expenses.

So, what will I be doing?
Your day-to-day tasks will include:
>>    Persuading clients to buy advertising space in Addiction Today
        (journal and website)
>>    Finding out who controls the advertising budget in target organisations
        and contacting them
>>    Explaining the benefits of this leading journal's wide reach
>>    Offering a price and negotiating round it
>>    Closing the deal and recording the details.

Who will I be working for?
The Addiction Recovery Foundation (charity no 328133) will celebrate its 25th anniversary in February 2014, and was founded to (a) spread the knowledge that recovery from addiction is possible, in which it has been highly successful, and (b) inform how to recover from addiction, including supporting professionals and research. The office is in central London but you will work from home and meet once a week with the rest of the team.

You will report to the CEO and chairman and work alongside the advertising manager, with agreed clients.

The Foundation publishes the most influential journal in the alcohol/drug-treatment field: Addiction Today. For over a decade, it has also run the largest addiction-treatment conference in the UK and Europe: the UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders.

For this career in advertising sales, you'll need:
>>    Communication skills
>>    A good telephone manner, and happy to pick up the phone
>>    Good writing skills in emails
>>    Persuasive ability
>>    Confidence and an outgoing personality
>>    The ability to build relationships with customers
>>    Diplomacy and patience
>>    The ability to work under pressure and meet targets
>>    Discipline to put all advertising agreements in writing, with all relevant figures.
Desirable qualifications:
>>    Not necessary but desirable are work-based qualifications, such as NVQs in sales or qualifications from professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM) and the Managing and Marketing Sales Association (MAMSA).

The nitty gritty: hours and pay
The time you work is up to you: the charity will pay 25% commission on any and every advertising you sell, in the same month the client pays for it.
There is a career progression, with promotion based on results; there are also opportunities for other-revenue generation and commission.
Expenses will be covered, such as diaried telephone calls and travelling to visit clients and prospects.
You have the opportunity to attend training seminars about recovery from addiction, as part of your role.

Please email in the first place, with your details, to:
Deirdre Boyd
CEO – Addiction Recovery Foundation

We would like to start holding interviews 21 November.