Field Sales Officer

Metfriendly is recruiting for a full time Field Sales Officer to join our existing team.

Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Director you will be responsible for delivering field sales of our savings, investment and insurance products as well as representing the company in the field.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with the police service as well as experience in the commercial world, particularly financial services. They should possess excellent communication and relationship building skills. Superb presentation skills are needed, both for addressing large groups and in communicating one-to-one.

A dynamic, proactive attitude is required to respond to opportunities on the ground as well as to seek and propose new sales avenues. This role will best suit a positive, outgoing individual, equally happy to work alone or collaboratively as part of a team.

The role is largely field-based with one or two days in the Orpington office per week being the suggested pattern. Working from home may also be possible on a limited basis. Applicants must have a full driver’s licence and either possess a car or be willing to purchase one. The carrying of promotional materials to and from venues is a necessary part of the role, though equipment to aid with the lifting of materials is provided.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an applicant who would like to help an established brand develop into new areas of our target market.

Security clearance for Metropolitan Police premises will need to be applied for immediately on appointment, so the successful candidate needs to be comfortable with rigorous background checks.

In the first instance we’re requesting covering letters and CVs are sent to us via jobs@metfriendly.org.uk. Questions are also welcome via this email address.

Person Specification

Role: Field Sales Officer

ESSENTIAL

Experience

Working with a police service in the UK

Knowledge

A good grounding in the structure of the Met and City police and their key locations

Skills & Competencies

Excellent presentation skills (to large and small groups)

Planning and organisational skills

Excellent one-to-one communication skills

Relationship building

Happy with light lifting of materials

Able to travel freely around London

Personal attributes

Outgoing & positive

Self-motivated & proactive

Hard working

Creative

Happy working in a team or alone

DESIRABLE

Experience

Working in a target-focused financial services role

Field marketing

Knowledge

Financial services products

Skills & Competencies

Sales skills

Job Description  –  Field Sales Officer

 Main Role

 To drive sales of the Society’s financial services products. The role will largely involve working throughout MPS/City Police venues throughout London for four days a week and one or two days a week in our Orpington office.

 DUTIES

 General sales duties

⦁ To be responsible for selling the financial services products of the Society.

⦁ To promote a positive image of the Metropolitan Police Friendly Society (Metfriendly) within the Metropolitan and City of London Police services.

⦁ To record results achieved such as product sales, new contacts and enquiries.

 Field presence

⦁ To design, set up and fulfil an engaging and mobile branded stand presence in MPS and City Police venues throughout Greater London and occasionally further afield.

⦁ To promote and provide one-to-one financial awareness surgeries throughout the Metropolitan and City of London Police areas and at customers’ home addresses.

 Training talks

⦁ To support and present at MPS and City Police training day events and Police Staff seminars, teaching money management skills and selling the Society’s products.

⦁ To support and deliver regular introductory talks about the Society at the Hendon Regional Learning Centre and other venues as appropriate.

 Relationship management

⦁ To develop good working relationships with key Officers and Staff of the MPS and City Police leading to opportunities to present the Society’s products.

⦁ To develop, maintain and demonstrate a good working relationship with the Police Federation, Superintendents’ Association, ACPO, Trades Unions and other Staff Associations representatives within London and to promote the Society to those groups.

 Other

⦁ Brochure distribution and display maintenance.

⦁ To provide ideas for more sales opportunities for the Society’s products.

⦁ Any other duties as required by the Sales & Marketing Director

 

In the first instance we’re requesting covering letters and CVs are sent to us via jobs@metfriendly.org.uk. Questions are also welcome via this email address.