Leading Outdoor Learning

Inspiring everyone to be curious, knowledgeable, passionate and caring about our environment.

Field Studies Council (FSC) offers opportunities for people to engage with the outdoors and wants to inspire people to be passionate about the environment.

FSC is one of the UK’s leading publishers of wildlife guides. We started 40 years ago and now distribute hundreds of thousands of guides each year.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the FSC’s Publications team. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to expand our sales to retail and wholesale (B2B) customers.

You will find opportunities with new B2B customers, effectively manage enquiries from B2B customers and provide a high level of customer service to meet customers’ needs. You will increase the number of B2B customers and gain a greater understanding of our B2B customers’ needs.

Business Development Officer (B2B Sales Officer)
Based at FSC Publications, Stafford Park, Telford or work from home (base negotiable)
Salary up to £25,167 per annum plus benefits
This is a fixed term position working 37.5 hours per week for 18 months in the first instance

We’re looking for someone with 2 years or more relevant experience, including evidence of success with building successful client relationships to meet commercial goals; as well as proven success in building external partnerships/relationships with retailers – both physical retail outlets (e.g. visitor attractions and garden centres) and online retailers.

The successful candidate will also have experience of using CRM systems to record and manage customer relationships and ideally, and an interest in biodiversity and wildlife identification.

Key to this appointment will be a flexible approach and willingness to adapt to changes, along with a positive contribution. Please refer to the job description for full details of the responsibilities of the role.


  • Holidays – pro-rata of 28 days inc bank holidays (increases with length of service – up to 5 extra days)
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Friendly Team
  • Free parking
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working!

As an Investors in People charity, we realise that to achieve our vision we need diverse teams of staff who have a wide range of skills, a real passion for the work of the charity and a pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform at the FSC, everyone can make a difference and every role is vital to delivering our mission and vision…if this inspires you, we would love to hear from you.

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is Monday 29 November 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.

Interviews will be scheduled to take place in Telford, or by Zoom.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we’re in receipt of sufficient applications. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Interviews will be held as appropriate via Zoom or at a location to be confirmed.