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Business Executive


£26,406.45 - £29,721.27 per annum





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026 - 030

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Business Development Manager


Bede Campus, St Peter's Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus


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. 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.

The successful applicant will be offered to join one of the top performing Colleges within the North East with a fantastic benefits package including a 37 hour week, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and 35 days annual leave per year plus Bank Holidays.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check. We are big advocates of diversity so applications are welcome from anyone who’s suitably qualified.

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 Monday 24 July 2017 at 5:00pm

 It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Wednesday 23 August 2017

 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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