Business Development and Partnerships Associate

Public Group International Ltd

  • Salary: £30,000 - £37,500 per annum dependent on experience
  • Location: London, with remote flexibility 2-3 days per week
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 5th Dec 2021 GMT

Job Description

PUBLIC is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants of all different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Candidates from non-traditional backgrounds and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For this reason, we are using the Applied platform to hire candidates for this role, allowing us to blind review your application during the initial stages, with questions designed to allow you to showcase your full potential.

The role

PUBLIC is a fast growing company helping the government to work with the latest and best technology. At the centre of PUBLIC’s growth is the Business Development and Growth team, which works across the organisation helping to find partners, clients and deliver more value to public services. 

As a Business Development and Partnership Associate, you will play an integral role in designing and shaping new areas of opportunity for PUBLIC and delivering on operational aspects of winning new business. This will span across a wide range of sectors from healthcare technology to transport, data in climate & sustainability to helping vulnerable individuals find jobs. 

Activities included in the Business Development and Partnership Associate role are:

  • Engaging potential & current partners and clients in PUBLIC's projects and mission

  • Delivering public sector tendering and procurement bids in collaboration with PUBLIC’s unit leads 

  • Managing sponsorship campaigns for PUBLIC's events and programme functions

  • Working with delivery leads to create partnership proposals and presentations

  • Designing and leading new projects to improve our internal efficiency and effectiveness across business development

  • Creating financial reporting & analytics to inform our business development strategy

  • Working with PUBLIC’s comms & marketing team to create engaging new content on PUBLIC’s activity and insights

Who we are looking for

We are primarily interested in candidates with strong character attributes and demonstrable potential to learn quickly and achieve, rather than particular experience. Technical skills and experience will be valued, but are not necessities for the role. We will work with you to put in place learning and development opportunities to set you up for success. 

Essential skills

  • The ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

  • A high level of resourcefulness and determination

  • High levels of EQ and emotional empathy

  • Clear and persuasive communication skills

  • The ability to learn at pace and in live environments 

  • Strong written English

  • The ability to work independently and manage a varied workload

  • Organisation and effective prioritisation

Desirable skills and experience (not essential)

  • Experience in business development, sales environments or client facing roles

  • Experience working with or in the public sector, or in a professional services environment

  • Experience working in the startup or technology sector

  • Proficiency in one or multiple languages (other than English)

What don't you need:

  • A traditional educational background - we are looking for people with the right attitude and a willingness to learn

This role is based in the United Kingdom, and as such starting employment will be conditional on the successful candidate’s Right to Work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

Salary and benefits

Salary for this position will be £30,000-£37,500, depending on experience.

Like the rest of the company, you’ll benefit from:

  • A brand new MacBook laptop to work on, and a £200 working from home budget to make sure you have all the kit you need at home.

  • 25 days per year, increasing one day per year up to a maximum of 30 days (in addition to bank holidays)

  • Six paid days of study leave per year for your learning and development

  • A ‘Wellness Budget’ of £300 a year to spend on things which support your wellness, such as gym membership, yoga, mindfulness or whatever works for you. 

  • Mental Health support via Spill, offering unlimited text based support and access to face-to-face therapy. 

  • Cycle to Work Scheme 

  • Company Socials - PUBLIC Hall drinks every Thursday night, Monthly London team lunch, bi-annual all-company away days, and a monthly rotating Chief Happiness Officer to organise office fun in between.

  • Company pension scheme

  • Discretionary bonus scheme


PUBLIC helps reimagine and build digitally-enabled public services. We started life as an accelerator and investor and have evolved to become Europe’s leading government-focused technology company. 

Our mission is to help public sector bodies transform the services they offer in order to create a better society for everyone. We strongly believe that public service can be pursued both inside and outside of government. 

Led by Daniel Korski, ex-deputy head of the No.10 policy unit and venture investor Alexander de Carvalho, PUBLIC is a ‘policy-to-product’ business - keen on shaping policy, transforming systems and finding and developing the products that can bring the policy to life. 

We built PUBLIC amidst Europe’s startup ecosystem, helped shape “GovTech” into a critical sector and firmly believe new companies are critical to government transformation, from welfare policy, through online harms to climate change. 

Our London home is PUBLIC Hall, a buzzing co-working space in the centre of Westminster; in Berlin we co-founded the government’s GovTech Campus. We continue to foster these communities, support innovators and provide the public sector with easy access to a pipeline of innovative solutions.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 5th Dec 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application