Head of Growth

Key Details

Title – Role Models Head of Growth

Location – Battersea (London) and WFH

Level - Senior

Job type – Full-time (2 days in the office, 3 days working from home)

Salary – £42-50k + 20% bonus

Start date – May 2022

Are you bright and good at building relationships with senior management? Do you have a passion for enabling small businesses to work to the best of their potential? Does the prospect of a pivotal role in a dynamic, young company excite you?

To Apply

For more details on what Roles Models currently does please go to our website www.rolemodels.me.

To explore this exciting opportunity please send a covering letter and CV to Hugo Shephard at hugo@rolemodels.me ASAP.

Please note only applications with covering letters will be considered.

About us

Role Models is an impact driven education provider. We focus on life skills that promote social & emotional wellbeing and dynamic thinking, helping young people to thrive in life; both at home and their future workplace.

We complement traditional academic education by delivering online & offline courses for 3-13 year olds that develop young peoples’ skills in leadership, confidence, resilience, creative problem solving, collaboration and growth mindset. These skills really impact the everyday lives of the young people we work with.

We started Role Models because we know that academic success alone is not enough to build tomorrow’s leaders. The World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report explains how life skills are the most essential skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Even more importantly, we know the life skills we help children to develop are essential for them to be independent, happy and to grow into well-rounded adults. Every person needs these skills to thrive.

Our mission is to positively impact and inspire a generation of young people around the world to be the best version of themselves.

Our vision is to be the global leader in developing life skills, with the goal of transforming the lives of at least a million young people. Now, more than ever, the world needs people with the empathy, resilience and confidence to thrive.

The Role

This opportunity will suit someone who is a proactive, self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset who thrives on challenge and has a track record of delivering excellent results. You must be driven, ambitious and be able to communicate well.

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be supporting the team in a number of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Active strategic role in the growth and development of the business
  • Work closely with the MD to execute the overarching strategy, budgets, forecasts and overheads across the whole business
  • Nurture ongoing partnerships to ensure maximum benefit is being achieved for both parties
  • Be responsible for the sales strategy and both B2C and B2B sales forecasts
  • Employ a combination of inbound and outbound approaches to develop leads into a strong sales pipeline and nurture leads from the sales funnel through to deal close, providing guidance to the operations team through client launch
  • Build business in the Middle East with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia and the US
  • Solo sales trips abroad to various countries including US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait to meet with head teachers at schools and senior management of corporates
  • Lead online and in-person presentations, write proposals and build sales collateral to present to senior management at schools
  • Attend school conferences in the UK
  • Work closely with the marketing team to ensure selling is aligned across all marketing channels
  • Drive a strong sales culture throughout the organisation
  • Manage at least one direct report (an experienced Sales Manager)

Traits we're looking for

  • Huge energy and ambition
  • A commercial mindset
  • Leadership, particularly as the team grows
  • An articulate and professional communication style over the phone, in person, and by email
  • Fluent English
  • Educational credibility
  • Good attention to detail and well organised
  • A good team player

The Nitty Gritty

Our offices are on Stormont Road, Battersea, SW11 5EN but, at the moment, we’re spending 2 days/week working from the office and 3 days/week working from home.

Role Models is only 7 years old so the team is relatively small but well-formed and great fun! We have recently closed a £915k funding round with a view to aggressive expansion both online and offline over the next few years, so there is lots of work and you will need to be up for a challenge.

We have 9 full-time employees and 4 outsourced part-time employees. As a result, you would have the opportunity to make a huge difference to the trajectory of this growing business and would be given significant responsibility.

As we are a small and exciting growth business, we pride ourselves on providing a seamless service to our clients. This will on occasion result in a need to communicate at weekends, whether with clients or other members of the team.

We’re also very proud to have been ranked in the ‘top 100 organisations to escape to’ in both 2019 and 2020!


  • High competitive commission. Happy to discuss this in more detail.
  • Flexible Working – We work from home on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Holiday – 23 days’ holiday a year (excluding bank holidays), which increases by a day each year you work with us
  • Socials – Quarterly team socials
  • Training in Life Skills – The whole team attend regular training on life skills to help them both in the workplace and in their personal life
  • Work laptop
  • £500 p.a. learning & development allowance
  • Pension – with a 3% employer contribution