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Business Executive


£26,670.51 to £30,018.48 per annum


Full Time, Permanent



Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

026 - 030

Responsible To

Business Development Manager


Bede Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus, Hartlepool Sixth Form College


Attractive benefits for this post include 35 days’ annual leave per year plus bank holidays and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Sunderland College has a long history of working with employers, today the College works with over 600 businesses a year. Over recent years Sunderland College has also become one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the North East and the College is keen to build on this success.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Business Development Directorate for a dynamic, keen, highly motivated individual. We are seeking to appoint a Business Executive in our Business Development Team to lead the business development, marketing and sales activity on a sector basis. Key elements of the job role are working with large Apprenticeship Levy paying organisations to secure an increased market share in Apprenticeships and commercial income for the college. The work will involve identifying new opportunities and growing existing contracts beyond apprenticeships to offer other solutions to meet identified training needs.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an up to date understanding of employer and sector needs and have the ability to identify and respond to changing markets. Applicants will have a sound general knowledge of Apprenticeship Frameworks and Standards as well as the changing landscape of Further Education. The applicants will be able to demonstrate a professional approach with good interpersonal skills and be self-motivated. They must also be able to meet deadlines working under pressure whilst utilising excellent customer relationship and account management skills. The Applicant should ideally have experience of working in post 16 education as well as experience of working in sales.

Members of the business Development Team need to be independently mobile and must be able to travel throughout the North East and in some instances further afield.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate relevant experience in their personal statement and give practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

To find out more about this great opportunity visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.

All applications must be received by 12 noon Wednesday 03 October 2018.

 It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 15 October 2018.

We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.




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