Work in digital democracy. Make better things. Make things better.

What’s the job?

It’s pretty simple. We need to hire someone to call vast swathes of the public sector in an intelligent, helpful way, to see whether they’d like a demo of one of Delib’s tech platforms: Simulator.

To do that, we need someone to audit government sectors based on predetermined factors. Things like the state of their current web presence and whether they have an existing supplier, through to the likelihood that they want to open up their decision making and their statutory need to do so.

We do this by researching a public sector organisation's current democratic activity, then having helpful, well-informed conversations with people there.

Ultimately, this role is all about applying the outcomes of desk-based research against that most annoyingly complex of things: the real world.

It might sound complicated but it’s actually pretty simple and we train people accordingly.

Who should apply?

This is very much an introductory level role and as such it’s likely to be suited to someone entering the job market, or for those looking to start again in a different career.

You will need to have at least some demonstrable sales experience, but being entry level we're not requiring anything complicated.

The single biggest attribute is the ability to have an effective conversation with people you don't know, build a case for change and influence their thinking.

The right person for this role needs to thrive in an autonomous working environment. Our approach is to give people the tools and training to do their job, and then give them the space to actually perform it (novel, eh?). This suits independent, hardworking souls, but others can drown, so it’s worthy of consideration.

That aside, we’ve found that people who thrive in a Delib commercial role are commonly: diligent, optimistic, curious, love to win (or hate to lose?), and are masters in that increasingly lost art: conversation. So, if you think that sounds like you, apply for the role and persuade me yourself.

We need someone who is a doer and who is looking to get involved. We don't need a list of things we ‘should’ be doing; we need you to be an active participant. If there's a problem, you need to be involved in making it go away.

Our headquarters is in the UK, but we work with government in Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, mainland Europe, New Zealand and the USA. Sometimes you'll need to call those countries, which will involve unsociable hours for a period of time. We don't take this to unhealthy extremes, and you get the upside of learning about different systems of government and talking to people in different timezones, cultures and weather systems.

What is Delib?

Delib is a well-established company. This isn't a fly-by-night, dump-and-run operation - we're looking for people to join us for the long haul. Here's what Delib people think about working here.

We're helping our customers modernise democratic processes using digital methods, it's a very specialist thing to be doing, and we're a world leader at it.

What’s it like working at Delib?

We have a nice office in central Bristol, but unsurprisingly it's not seeing much use at the moment. Most of Delib's staff live in or within easy reach of Bristol, but we also have people in Edinburgh, in Canberra in Australia, and in Christchurch and Wellington in New Zealand.

We do all try to get together for company events a few times a year, including our Southern Hemisphere counterparts if we can wrangle it. Some of these are ‘away days’, where we go away overnight for some concentrated training or design sessions (and optional socialising in between).

We also have an annual two-night summer break which is very much not work. This is optional too (it's definitely not enforced corporate ‘fun’) and you can be as active or as chilled, as extroverted or introverted as you want.

We're still figuring out what form these will take in a post-Covid world, but we're determined to make something work. We find that relaxed social time together is one of the easiest ways to develop trust and maintain an effective, non-toxic company culture.

Location

Until Covid hit, we put a strong emphasis on sales staff working in our Bristol headquarters for at least some of every week. It's great for getting to know each other, for the social aspects of a a job, and for deeply practical matters like training.

From now on however, we expect more people to work away from the office more of the time. We've realised that as well as being less germy and better for our carbon footprint, this is a far more equitable arrangement for the Delib people who've always been working remotely.

In short - it'll be easier if you live within commuting distance of Bristol, but if you're not sure then get in touch.

Hours and salary

This is preferably a full-time role, but flexibility is possible. As above, from time-to-time you may need to work unsociable hours to call non-UK markets. This is managed on a reasonable basis.

We're offering £20-30k pro-rata depending on experience. Our salaries are competitive for Bristol, and we're committed to maintaining that. Also we do stuff that really isn't evil and does make a difference.

You'll also get the use of a company MacBook Pro, a work phone and other essential items for successful remote working.

Contact details

Sound interesting? Send us a covering letter and your CV to jobs@delib.net.

We don't place too much faith in CVs, the covering letter is really what we look at. If we like the look of yours we'll arrange a standard hiring interview.

We follow the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard and you will therefore need to satisfy basic eligibility criteria/certain conditions of employment (e.g. nationality rules/right to work); and provide appropriate documentation to verify ID, nationality, employment and/or academic history, criminal record (unspent convictions only).

No applications will be accepted via recruitment companies.

Cheers,

Ben (Commercial Director) and Joel (Senior Consultant)

Location Bristol, UK / work-from-home UK

Salary range £20k-30k

Closing date 18 January 2021

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