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Business Executive


£26,670.51 to £30,018.48 per annum.




37 Hours

Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

026 - 030

Responsible To

Business Development Manager


Northumberland College


Post Ref: 6140. Full Time, 37 hours per week. Permanent. £26,670.51 to £30,018.48 per annum.

 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.

 Following the merger of Sunderland College and Northumberland College, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, keen, highly motivated individual. We are seeking to appoint a Business Executive in our Business Development Team based within Northumberland College 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. 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. Applicants 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.

All applications must be received by 12noon on Friday 27 September 2019.

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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