Join or find out more
(For new members)
Tel: {{healthcare_number}} Tel: 0800 414 8001

8am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Accessing services
(For existing members)
Tel: {{}} Tel: 0800 414 8100

8am-8pm, Mon-Fri

Member helplines
(For existing members)
24/7 GP Helpline
Tel: {{}} Tel: 0800 414 8247
Mental Health Helpline
Tel: {{}} Tel: 0800 414 8247

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Business Development Executive

This vacancy is now closed

Do you want to work for an organisation that is focused on the wellbeing of their employees, their members and the local community? We are looking for people who see Benenden Health as a career choice and are focused on maximizing their potential in an organisation that promotes training, development, volunteering opportunities and personal achievement.

With a 113-year history, a mutual ethos and nearly 850,000 members, Benenden Health is an exciting place to work, offering excellent opportunities for growth as well as excellent benefits:

  • Free Benenden Health membership
  • Free onsite parking
  • Excellent training and development
  • Up to 35 days’ holiday including bank holidays, and no current weekend working
  • Non-for-profit, mutual, healthcare organisation
  • Pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free hot drinks
  • Free fruit
  • Employee engagement events
  • Supporting local charities
  • Onsite First Aiders and Mental Health First Aiders

We are currently looking to recruit 2 Business Development Executives to join our busy Commercial team in York. Working alongside our existing Business Development Executives, you will proactively contact potential business customers as well as take inbound calls to identify new business opportunities within the healthcare market. Once contact has been established and sales opportunities made, you will manage through the sales funnel and close where appropriate.

The post holder will:

  • Achieve your regional target, actively contributing to the overall B2B Sales team target.
  • For larger schemes, booking appointments in for Business Development Managers in line with sales process.
  • Achieve telephony activity targets for outbound calls and meaningful customer conversations.
  • Identify opportunities for new schemes including new Healthcare schemes, Cash Plans, Health Assessments, and Opt in schemes.
  • Accurately use the CRM system (Salesforce).
  • Understand competitors and the USP’s of Benenden Health.
  • Achieve monthly target score for Quality Assurance.
  • Provide excellent customer service and for this to be backed up by positive customer satisfaction surveys.

Skills and experience required:

  • Cert CII (Health and Protection) desirable.
  • Proven ability of telephone sales and meeting booking.
  • Tenacious, resilient and confident person with excellent interpersonal, communication and objection handling skills.
  • Use of a CRM system to track sales funnel and keep all records up to date etc.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • A demonstration of commitment towards teamwork and appreciation of how this can ensure excellent customer service by sharing best practices.

For further information on this role, please refer to the Role Profile.

Further information


Salary - At or around £25,000 per annum, pro-rata. Salary will be dependent on level of experience. 

OTE - Annual Regional Performance Bonus paid quarterly, measured against confirmed new business.

Hours of Work 

37.5 hours per week, 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Closing Date 

9am, Tuesday 11th December 2018

To apply for this position please provide a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role along with your CV and the following documents to

 If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful in this instance. Please visit our website for further vacancies which may be of interest to you.