Education Account Executive

Salary: £26k - £32k depending on experience plus commission package
37.5 Hours per week
and on occasion such reasonable hours as may be required for the proper performance of the duties (including work in the evenings and at weekends).
Location: Home based, London

The Outward Bound Trust

The Outward Bound Trust is a leading educational charity providing adventure-based outdoor learning for young people of all backgrounds.

Founded 75 years ago, we now have six residential centres across the UK, all located in wild and inspirational environments. We work with upwards of 25,000 young people each year, on residential courses that last from 3 to 19 days, with a large proportion receiving bursaries from The Trust to enable them to participate. We welcome and work with young people who are either in education or the early stages of their employment, and as such work nationally with a wide variety of client groups, including many schools and colleges as well as well-known corporate employers. Equally important are our donor relationships with individual and corporate supporters, who are essential to the success, viability and growth of the organisation.

We believe that The Trust has a unique and privileged position in the outdoor learning sector, given the quality of the programmes we offer, the inspiring and challenging environments that we operate in, the expertise and qualifications of our instructors, and most importantly, the proven impact and outcomes we are able to deliver for young people.

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly successful Education Business Development Team. The Education Account Executive will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities in the London area whilst also maintaining close contact with existing accounts.

The individual will be responsible for securing repeat, extension and new business working to an agreed annual revenue target. It is vital that the individual works as part of the wider UK Education team, attending regular meetings and conferences across the country.

The role will involve making appointments with key contacts in order to secure business and ensuring accurate bookings on the CRM system. You will be home based with extensive travel across the London area, regular travel to Head Office at Hackthorpe Hall near Penrith and some occasional travel to our residential centres. 

Please click here to view the full job description and person specificiation.


To apply for this role please send a covering letter of not more than 1 side of A4, explaining your fit to the job description and the person specification, together with an up to date CV, by Monday 3rd October 2016 to or post to:

Sarah Steadman,
The Outward Bound Trust,
Hackthorpe Hall,
CA10 2HX

If you have any queries please contact Sarah Steadman either by email at or by telephone on 01931 740022.

First interviews will take place Monday 10th October in London.