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Sales Executive Vacancy


Sales Executive

Do you want to work for a small, agile and ambitious charity to benefit the public interest?

Protect, the UK’s whistleblowing charity, is looking for an enthusiastic, organised and creative Sales Executive to help us in our role of supporting employers to implement effective whistleblowing arrangements.

Our aim is to protect the public interest by helping workers to speak up to stop harm and wrongdoing. We support whistleblowers by providing free and confidential legal advice and we campaign for legal and policy reform.

The service we offer to organisations is unique and we work with a wide range of employers in the public, private and charity sectors – and from FTSE to SMEs – to enhance their arrangements to protect employees throughout the UK. Whistleblowing has never been more important and the work we do encourages more employers to develop safe working cultures, where their staff are confident to speak up if they see wrongdoing.

About the role: 

The role will be in our small but driven Business Development team.

You will be selling Protect’s training, consultancy and membership services to employers who want to strive towards positive speak-up cultures.

The Business Development team plays a key role in the charity, as the income generated from employers supports our whole operation.

You will help attract new business, and act as account manager for some of our 270 existing members. Being aware of whistleblowing in the news, and being an ambassador for the charity is very important, and we are looking for self-starters who use their initiative to contribute great ideas and succeed with their sales. There may also be opportunities to be involved in the delivery of training for the right person, and in the design of new webinars and resources for employers.

The vacancy would suit someone who wants to develop in a business support environment or a graduate who is interested in working in a legal environment.

You will be:

Tenacious, positive and smart working. You will ideally have had some customer facing or commercial experience, but this is not essential. What is essential is the confidence to make sales calls and be highly organised. Writing proposals and communicating well with employers will be essential, so we are looking for a person who has a professional writing style, and great attention to detail.

We will be:

Collaborative, supportive and inspiring. You will be surrounded by colleagues who want you to succeed, and are passionate about creating a better world for whistleblowers. You will also be given the training you need to be a confident sales person.

Salary: £25,718-£27,315 depending on experience

Benefits of working at Protect:

  • Flexibility. Even before the Covid crisis, team members worked flexibly and some from home. It is likely that our sales team will meet one day per week in our London office to share ideas and support. We are happy to talk flexible working, but expect this role to be a minimum of 4 days a week.
  • 30 days annual leave (FTE)
  • Season ticket loan
  • Pension with 4% employer contribution
  • Sabbatical after five years’ service

How to apply

To apply, please send  your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in working with Protect, and in this role, to our Office Manager, Frances Steele at

Please also complete our equality monitoring sheet. This will be considered separately from your application.

We will be interviewing candidates as applications come in so please don’t wait until the closing date to apply.

CVs must have a covering letter to be considered.

Closing date for the position is 5:00pm 27 May 2022.