Business Development & Partnerships Lead at Beam

Posted on:
January 10, 2023

🔭 Our mission & vision

Transforming how the world supports those left behind, through the power of people and technology 🚀

Job Description

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

It’s not easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But we take care of everyone who works here with everything from coaching to personal budgets and pay highly competitively.

You’ll be joining a company that’s having a huge impact on people’s lives. It’s a place where you can be yourself, have fun and grow every day.

The Role
As Beam’s Business Development & Partnerships Lead, you’re helping Beam grow its reputation as a world-leading innovation in social impact. Every partnership you close in this role leads us further towards our company north star; the number of lives we can change.

You’re a confident presenter and natural networker, creating visually inspired decks that inform and impress.

A firm understanding of analytics means you’re comfortable with social impact metrics and modelling the savings created by Beam for different stakeholders in the public sector.

You’ve applied your strong written skills to winning funding applications before, and enjoy getting your head round complex ecosystems.

This role is based in London and reports to Cofounder and COO, Seb Barker.

Read more about our company culture in Beam Life on our careers page. (

Responsibilities & tasks

  • Opening and closing partnerships in government that increase Beam’s impact
  • Testing and iterating the proposition for different stakeholders in government through email and in-person meetings
  • Building a strong, respectful and professional working relationship with Beam’s prospective and current government partners
  • Scoping and modelling new market opportunities eg expanding the service into new areas, working with new cohorts.
  • Building a strong brand for Beam through events, networking and relevant speaking opportunities
  • Working with Beam’s lawyers to ensure legal compliance underpins new pieces of work
  • Working to ambitious company and individual KPIs and constantly looking to improve the Beam model

Ideal candidate

Skills & qualifications

  • Experience in a startup, leading corporate or the public sector in a partnerships, sales or procurement role
  • High level of articulacy and comfortable presenting and with presentation software (eg PowerPoint and/or Keynote)
  • An understanding of how to build and manage a sales strategy and pipeline
  • Comfortable using Excel or equivalent to model proposals and Beam’s potential impact on a new area of work
  • Good working knowledge of the public sector’s commissioning and procurement processes
  • A strong sense of diplomacy and how to appropriately build relationships with central and local government stakeholders

About the team

We’re a team of over 70 working from our beautiful co-working space in Shoreditch and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from our former Queen!) We’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups list for 2022. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from ethnic minority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 63% of people we support are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.

How to apply

Please apply by filling in all your details and answering the following questions (answers can be submitted either in video or in writing)
1. Why you care deeply about our mission and why you have the capabilities and drive to help us accomplish it (in this role)
2. What 3 things could Beam do to boost its reputation in the public sector?

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