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Halarose is an integral part of the electoral industry’s welcoming community. It’s an industry built on freedom, equality, justice and representation, but grounded in the continual need to administer these ‘pillars of democracy’.

As a company, we have experienced consistent growth for more than a decade and are continuing to expand. With a mixture of talented and bright individuals from different backgrounds (highly experienced, highly specialist, local government, private sector, graduates and interns) at Halarose, it is the diversity of the team that creates the innovation we offer to the electoral industry.

Halarose is a company with an upbeat, inspiring environment that allows you to make a difference to customers and deliver the machinery of democracy.

 

What it's like?

The Halarose office brings together like-minded, ambitious people from different backgrounds who strive to develop themselves.
We have an open plan office and casual dress code, encouraging open discussions, sharing of knowledge and creativity to flow.

First thing it’s often about making the coffee, unless it’s Friday and then it becomes about grabbing a slice of homemade cake before it’s all gone.

The office is situated in an area of natural beauty with cycle and walking routes close by. Lunchtime in the summer is about being outside in the fresh air, while in the winter it becomes all about table football.

As a company, we socialise regularly – ensuring we work hard and play hard!

We strive to be a great place to work, creating results together and bringing great value to our customers – and this comes down to our people!

 

Current vacancies

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who like to be involved, are passionate about their chosen field and can add enthusiasm to the office.  If this sounds like you, then please send your CV and covering letter to careers@halarose.co.uk.  

 

Graduate Opportunities (for summer 2017)

We have a vision to enhance our software such that it is the most usable and efficient on the market. We welcome Graduates to work within the Engineering Team to help us create solutions which will help us to deliver on this vision. There will be the opportunity to work with developers, test engineers and carry out analytical work, before settling into the QA or Development Team. Employees will be mentored by more senior developers and testers and be given as much responsibility as they can take on as well as direct influence in decision-making. With drive and ambition there is the opportunity for fast career progression – one of our employees became Technical Director at the age of 29.

Location: Woodcote, Reading

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (OTE)

Company

Halarose is an established and innovative electoral software company with high standards in everything we do. We develop, support and maintain cutting-edge electoral registration and election management software, which we sell to central and local government organisations based throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We count Britain’s four largest electoral registration authorities as our customers.

We have a vision to increase our product and service offerings and to both consolidate and further extend our customer base, within the UK and beyond. We are looking for a Business Development Consultant to help us to deliver on the sales element of this vision. The role will also involve working with our existing customers to identify where additional products and services may bring further efficiencies to their operations.

Opportunity

This is a challenging and exciting role for an outstanding Business Development Consultant who wishes to contribute to the growth of the Business Development team of an established software supplier with excellent prospects and aspirations. The role will involve travel within the UK.

Working in conjunction with the Head of Business Development, you will be responsible for all sales activity, including:

  • Developing a comprehensive understanding of the markets, and new potential markets, in which Halarose operates
  • Monitoring these markets for new sales opportunities
  • Undertaking account management visits to our existing customers
  • Analysing where additional products and services could add value to existing customers
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of our customer retention and sales strategies
  • Updating and developing market intelligence
  • Completion of tender responses
  • Completion of quotations
  • Closing new business opportunities
  • Identifying and developing strategic partnerships with third parties
  • Defining and selling solutions that include components and services provided by Halarose’s partners
  • Organising and leading sales presentations
  • Proactive sales visits, calls, and other business development activities
  • Maintaining our CRM database
  • Supporting the Business Development and Marketing Coordinator with industry events
  • Achievement of sales targets

Experience and Skills

As our successful candidate, you will be a business development professional who must have all of the following:

  • Several years of experience and a proven track record of software solution sales
  • Initiative, energy and imagination to effectively, positively and proactively market Halarose to local government organisations
  • The ability to understand our customers’ business needs and to ensure that our products and services meet these
  • An upbeat personality and a positive can-do attitude
  • An appreciation of technology and a strong desire to demonstrate how software can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local government operations
  • The ambition to take Halarose’s sales revenues to new levels
  • An interest and knowledge of marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident with IT, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience of selling into public sector bodies

Ideally, you will also have experience of working with, and selling into, local government organisations. Knowledge of the electoral software market would be an advantage but is not essential. 

In return we will offer you a highly competitive salary. Other benefits, such as a contributory pension scheme and free local gym membership, are available as standard to all employees.

Application Process

Please email careers@halarose.co.uk with your CV and covering letter.  Closing date for applications is 17th March 2017.  Please Note: Regrettably we are not able to respond to every application individually. If you have not heard back from us within 10 days of the closing date, please assume your application for this role has been unsuccessful.

Please note successful applicants will need to satisfy the BPSS guidelines (Baseline Personnel Security Standards) which consists of the receipt of satisfactory references covering the last 3 years of employment; an identity check; verification of eligibility to work in the UK; and a Basic Disclosure Check.  This is in order to help us make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with access to personal and sensitive data.  

Benefits

In addition to the benefits of an individual’s role, Halarose offer the following:

Contributory pension scheme

25 days holiday + public holidays

Childcare Vouchers

Annual performance and salary reviews

Personal accident insurance

Annual charity day

Gym membership scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Company outings

Light, open plan office environment

Pragmatic procedures and little red-tape

Being instrumental in democracy in the UK

Perkbox membership

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