Job description and responsibilities
April Advocates will be at the heart of our business. You will be the face (and voice!) of April in the towns that we launch in. This means being out-and-about, building your network and helping us grow – and in return providing a unique career opportunity.
Your main responsibilities will be:
- Co-ordinating the regular April get togethers. These events will run on a weekly basis to begin with and we’ll increase their frequency as they become more popular. This will require combination of logistics (securing a venue, promoting the event etc.) and people skills as you welcome existing and new members of the April family.
- Recruiting new April members. Part of the role is signing-up new members to the service. But this isn’t about hard selling – there are no targets and it’s entirely up to you how you go about it. We will support you in planning and with marketing material.
- Providing feedback. Listening to our members about what works, what needs to change and any other suggestions about how the April service develops will be a crucial part of the role.
- Working with the rest of the April team. We’re a small team and our Advocates will need to work with us as we continue to develop the April offer.
Skills and experience
We imagine that most of our April Advocates will be retired or semi-retired although this isn’t a prerequisite.
Your background and previous experience isn’t really that important – you may have been a physiotherapist, a full-time mum, a teacher or an accountant – what’s most important is that you believe in our mission to help everyone make the most of everyday technology.
Some important things
- An interest in technology and how it’s changing the world. You don’t need to be an IT expert but you need to be interested.
- An entrepreneurial spirit. April is a new business and we need everyone who is part of the team to help us develop our thinking and the services we offer. We want people who can imagine new possibilities and are able to make them happen locally.
- A love of meeting people. You will need to like meeting new people in this role and be comfortable running our get-togethers.
We will provide regular training for all of our advocates, both in the latest technology that we are supporting but also in other business skills as required to help our teams be successful.
There is no office, so you’ll need to be able to work from your own home (or coffee shop or library!) and have your own phone or tablet or laptop.
April is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
If you’re interested, send an email telling us a bit about you – or call Michael on 07307 380352 to discuss.