Boso.co.uk is the UK’s first online marketplace created and run by students, exclusively for students. The site continues to become more popular with over 2,000 students now using boso to trade items between themselves, from all across the country. From iPods to Gucci cocktail dresses to books all about Tax law, students are saving money every day on all kinds of things.
Boso is now at a critical stage in its growth:
- we are being filmed by Channel 4 for the next six months, as part of their new series of ‘Tricky Business’
- we are also delighted that the high-profile serial entrepreneur Graham Beswick has joined our management team, to provide us with some much needed experience and business know-how
- our website is being redeveloped by Groovytrain, one of the top web-development agencies in the country with clients including Adidas, Patek Philippe and Mulberry, so we are working hard in the background to improve on the current site (which, to be honest, doesn’t take much!)
and so we are looking for people to join our team.
We’re looking for people who will initially be paid on a commission basis to market the site directly to students around their campus. We’re not just looking for dummies though, we want people who have the drive to become long term members of the boso family. We’re ideally looking for these skills:
> Outgoing with great communication skills
> Willing to think outside of the box (whatever that actually means)
> Previous marketing experience not necessary but strong links around campus (student newspapers, student organisations etc) would be ideal
> Sense of humour absolutely essential
> An unhealthy obsession with comic book characters
You’ll have the complete independence to approach the marketing challenge as you wish, pay will be based on performance which is measured by the number of new users and items posted each week on the site. We’d love to meet you to chat about this in more detail, please email kul [at] boso.co.uk to arrange a time to meet and talk through the details.
Our second opportunity is for people with some spare time over Easter and looking for an internship. With the milkround becoming ever more competitive, you’re probably desperate to make your CV stand out from the rest. Well nothing will stand out more than having spent 2 weeks working with a start-up company that is not only innovative (the first online student marketplace in the UK) but has attracted great press coverage from the Guardian, Times, BBC, Evening Standard and more.
Intern responsibilities will involve (in addition to making coffee, tea, lunch and dinner):
> Researching our main growth opportunities, especially looking at existing infrastructures at other universities
> Providing input on how to increase our revenue and using this to further accelerate our growth
> Using your own initiative to develop any proposals/campaigns you think can take the company forward
We are essentially looking for someone who is smart, enthusiastic and reliable. You can define the role as you wish to help you acquire whichever skills you’re interested in. Expenses will be provided for. Please email kul [at] boso.co.uk for further details.
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