Current vacancies at Emphasis

We currently have a number of fantastic opportunities to join a friendly, growing team – and one of the best names in the training world.
 

Work with the biggest names

We’re the UK’s number-one provider of business-writing training and one of the world’s leading communication-learning specialists. Our clients include Coca-Cola, Nestlé, M&S, JP Morgan, London Business School, EY (Ernst & Young), Warner Bros. and many of the world’s biggest law firms. To date, we’ve helped more than 50,000 people develop first-class business-writing skills, working with over 5,000 client organisations worldwide.

As you’d expect, our standards are high. But in return, we offer a competitive salary or excellent rates and the chance to work with some of the biggest names across a wide range of industries.
 

How to apply

If you think you’re exactly who we’re looking for, send your CV to recruitment@writing-skills.com, making it clear which role you’re applying for. Please include a covering email outlining your suitability for the role. (We’re unable to consider applications that do not include this covering email.)
 


 

Account Manager

Competitive basic salary + bonus and benefits

 
We’re looking for another high-performing sales professional to join our team.
 

Become a trusted advisor

Our approach to business development is very consultative. You will work closely with potential and existing customers to understand their challenges, then advise them on the best solution to bring about real change in their organisation. This solution will typically incorporate training-programme design and delivery as well as consultancy and other communications-related services.

You will work proactively to develop new contacts and identify wider requirements within the accounts you manage as well as with other target clients.
 

Be a team player

You will work in close partnership with our expert trainers, course developers and operations team to ensure the best possible results for our clients.

You will also work closely with your other sales colleagues and the marketing team to help drive innovation and identify new opportunities for growth.
 

Essential skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will need all of the following:

  • proven work experience (two years minimum) as an account manager, key account manager, sales account manager or in a similar role
  • experience of selling B2B to corporate prospects
  • excellent written communication skills and a passion for good writing
  • experience of using a consultative approach to sell client-focused solutions, tailored to specific needs
  • strong verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • the ability to communicate with, present to and influence key stakeholders at all levels of an organisation
  • education to at least degree level or equivalent.

 

Desirable skills and experience

One or more of the following would also be a distinct advantage:

  • experience with CRM software (eg Salesforce, HubSpot) and MS Office
  • experience of English-language teaching (EFL or ESL, for example) or similar
  • experience in a training/professional-development organisation
  • high-level qualifications in English or linguistics (eg relevant degree, CELTA).

 


 

Business-writing course developer (freelance)

Excellent rates

 
We’re looking for a multi-skilled course developer. Could you be the right person to take this pivotal role in our fantastic team? You’ll need to have a wide range of skills and blend of talents.
 

Essential skills and experience

As the ideal candidate, you’ll have:

  • a passion for and deep understanding of excellent written communication, from the technical aspects of grammar to Minto’s Pyramid Principle
  • editing experience and an incredible eye for detail – no mistake passes you by and you can quickly spot the issues in a piece of writing
  • a problem-solving mentality – you can look at examples of client documents, such as a complex and technical tender response, diagnose the issues and identify relevant sections to build into practical exercises
  • great communication skills – you’ll be happy being involved in client conversations and discussions with trainers on a regular basis
  • extensive experience in instructional design – you’ll need to be able to use Adobe InDesign and Powerpoint to create, edit and review training course materials.

 

Develop training for top names

We deliver more than 600 courses per year for over 150 clients, including household names like Coca-Cola and Nestlé, as well as many top law firms and financial services firms.

Each course has a 30–40 page course manual that delegates use as a workbook and reference guide. Most manuals have a small degree of tailoring, but some require significant development of bespoke modules.
 

Flexible work

This is a remote, freelance role – we don’t need you to work from the office. It’s more important that you are flexible in the volume of work you can handle over time: anything between two and four days per week is typical.
 


 

Business-writing training consultant (freelance)

Excellent rates
Location: Flexible

 
As an Emphasis trainer, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading companies, such as M&S, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Royal Mail and Warner Bros; and major professional-services firms, such as EY, PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Accenture, Slaughter and May, and Linklaters.
 

What’s it like to work for us?

This is a unique opportunity to work with the best. So far we’ve trained over 50,000 professionals across 5,000 organisations, spanning both the private and public sectors. And at Emphasis, you’ll feel like part of the team, even as an associate. Many of our trainers have been working with us for many years (some since our inception 20 years ago).

Our rates are excellent and we look after our trainers. You’ll receive all the training and tools you need, as well as dedicated support from our friendly team in Brighton. You’ll also get to join your fellow trainers and the head-office team for social events and continuous professional development days.
 

Do you have what it takes to join us?

If you have the following, we’d love to hear from you:

  • a strong writing-skills background, for example in journalism or editing
  • rock-solid understanding of grammar – including being able to spot a secondary clause or the passive voice at a thousand paces
  • some experience of teaching or training, though not necessarily in a business-to-business environment
  • confidence and adaptability to deliver courses on a range of topics
  • an understanding and experience of the corporate world.

A real advantage would be knowledge of the legal, financial and professional-services sectors.
 


 

Bid manager / consultant (freelance)

Excellent rates
Location: Flexible

 
Our bid-writing consultancy and training is becoming more and more popular (not least because we’ve helped clients score some big successes recently). We’re therefore keen to hear from experienced bid managers/writers who might be interested in joining us to work as consultants and advisors to our clients.

We’re looking for people with solid experience in all aspects of bid-management and preparation. To be successful in the role, you must be confident in working with large organisations at the highest level and have been directly responsible for winning tenders with a value of at least seven figures.
 

What’s it like to work for us?

This is an exciting opportunity to harness your expertise to influence the bidding power of top organisations – and to join a team who’ve been doing the same for nearly two decades. So far we’ve trained over 50,000 professionals across 5,000 organisations, spanning both the private and public sectors and including household names like Warner Bros., Nestlé and JP Morgan.

Our rates are excellent and we look after our consultants. You’ll receive all the training and tools you need, as well as dedicated support from our friendly team in Brighton. You’ll also get to join your fellow consultants and the head-office team for social events and continuous professional development days.

 

Do you have what it takes to join us?

If you have the following, we’d love to hear from you:

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • patience, tact and diplomacy
  • proven ability to write persuasive and compelling bid content
  • knowledge of typical bid-scoring processes
  • experience of using bid-management systems
  • expertise in managing contributions to bids from different departments

Coaching or training experience would be a distinct advantage, though not essential.