Canda • Portsmouth / London

Sales Development Representative


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Job Description

📍Location: Portsmouth (Hybrid Remote)

💸 Salary: £30-£35k basic salary, £50k - £55k OTE

🕛 Job type: Full time

Canda is a Talent consultancy and solutions provider with a mission to help pioneering companies build the teams, products, services and software of the future. We empower our customers with outstanding in-house recruiting capabilities, delivering them significant cost, reach and quality advantages when competing for top talent.

Less than 3 years old, we are still at the beginning of our company lifespan but have already grown the team to 30 and partnered with some outstanding ventures in EdTech, ClimateTech, B2B SaaS, DTC and Consultancies. Customers like Allplants, Elsewhen, Truelayer, Ecologi, Tails, Vita Mojo, Feast It, TeamTailor, Lick, FitXr, Mytutor, Tenzo, Utilities Warehouse, dxw, Sparkchange and many more.

In 2023 we are looking to build on this growth, getting our in-house talent solutions and embedded model chosen by many more high profile, high impact customers to make them more successful, and this role sits at the very heart of making this happen.

We’re looking for our first Sales Development Representative (SDR) to work alongside the CEO and the Head of Growth, focusing on top of funnel activities and lead generation within the company sales cycle. Your mission will be to generate early stage & mid-market leads in EdTech, Climatetech, B2B SaaS, eCom/Fashion and Consultancies through following up on hot market signals and outbound prospecting.

You will be generating interest, setting-up appointments and supporting on-going sales opportunities. As well as developing leads and raising interest about Canda, you’ll have exposure to Marketing, Sales, and Partnerships in a high growth, start-up environment.

When you're successful and flying (hopefully within 18-24 months), there will be opportunities to progress further into Sales as an Account Executive, owning and closing your own deals.

We’ll actively encourage you to be proactive and think outside the box, you’ll also need to be ambitious, goal-oriented, self-sufficient and super organised to achieve the greatness we are looking for.

As with any sales role your initial success will be measured on weekly output, ie cold calls, appointments booked, emails sent, campaigns built, ideas delivered, leads chased, opportunities identified etc.

We'll provide you with best in class, business intelligence software as well as a database, news sources, LinkedIn and the training and support you need to be successful.

If you are passionate, assertive, enthusiastic, confident and a strong relationship builder, we're keen to speak! Any demonstrable experience in recruitment/ hiring / sales will be hugely advantageous.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – up to 10 days
Work from home allowance
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Hofy home office set up
Personal well-being budget paid monthly
Quarterly bonus
A culture of learning: Regular knowledge-sharing and training sessions
Early finish Friday
Personal Learning + Development budget paid yearly + study days

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Canda provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Canda is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Canda

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
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