ADThe Head of Business Development will play a key role in developing external and employer relationships to achieve the College Group’s objectives, in terms of generating new business in line with targets for employer facing work, bids, projects, apprenticeships, commercial (full price), higher level skills and other plans, and contribute significantly to the development of the employability curriculum intent across the Group.
Leading a small Business Development team, this role will also require strong and close collaboration with the curriculum Schools, the Employability teams, and central functions such as Recruitment, Marketing and Admissions across the College Group to achieve its broad range of objectives.
To be considered for this role, candidates must hold a level 5 (or above) qualification and have, or be willing to work towards, a management qualification. You will significant experience within a management role of leading a team in the business development/sales function, including the experience of setting, monitoring and achieving sales and income targets.
Candidates should have a thorough understanding of the emerging implications for the further and (where relevant) higher education sector of the government’s skills agenda (local and national) and the ability to translate this into effective practice within the group.
In addition, you will have extensive knowledge and experience of income generation through employers, collaboration arrangements and external project bids including bid writing, contract creation and monitoring and relevant budget/resource management capabilities.
Closing date for the return of an online application form is 7th July 2019
Interviews date TBC
South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
The benefits package includes generous annual leave, pension scheme, subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training.
The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.
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