Business Development Advisor

City of Edinburgh
£33,728 - £36,247
06 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018
Job Function
Sales and Marketing
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Commercial Development
Full time: Hours per week 35
Main Location: Sighthill

Salary: Band I £33,728 to £36,247 gross per annum (Please note, appointment is normally made at the first point in the salary band scale)

For the future you want

As one of the largest colleges in the UK and a key contributor to learning in our capital city, Edinburgh College is proud to be supporting over 19,000 students from around 115 countries worldwide to achieve the future they want.

As a student-centred organisation and one which offers over 700 courses across 32 subject areas, Edinburgh College also works with over 1,800 industry partners to help secure the best possible employment opportunities for our students.

We are also the biggest single provider of student’s to Edinburgh Universities, with 98% of our successful full time students moving onto employment or further education within 6 months of graduating.

Edinburgh College is seeking to recruit four suitably qualified individuals to take up the exciting posts of Business Development Advisors.

What we can offer you

Edinburgh College is looking to recruit 4 new Business Development Advisors to join our highly successful UK Commercial Development team. As part of our commercial growth strategy, the main purpose of these posts is to identify new business opportunities within specific market sectors in order to generate commercial income for the college. Therefore you will be expected to achieve very challenging income targets, whilst working to key performance indicators as agreed with the Business Development Manager.

Working closely with a number of teams across the college, including Faculty Heads, Curriculum Managers, and UK and International Commercial Development colleagues, you will proactively identify opportunities to sell bespoke training and consultancy to employers. You will also support the growth of our scheduled training courses portfolio and apprenticeship contracts.

We would be particularly interested in hearing from Business Development and Sales professionals with experience of working in market sectors aligned to one of our Faculties (Creative Industries; Engineering & Built Environment; Tourism, Hospitality & Business; Health, Wellbeing & Social Sciences).   

We have great benefits at Edinburgh College, with generous annual leave, a career average pension scheme and access to other benefits like childcare vouchers and cycle to work. We also have great on-site facilities including a gym, pool, training restaurants, shops and canteens. Plus you get to be part of a unique organisation which contributes to improving the lives of others.

What you can offer us

You will be an experienced Business Development professional with a proven track record of achieving challenging income targets. Your outstanding communication, presentation and project management skills will be vital to your success in the post. You may come from an education background or a large, complex organisation in which your stakeholder and relationship management skills have been developed to the highest standards. 

Due to an occasional requirement to travel to various sites, you must have a Driving License and have access to your own transport.

Please see the person specification for a full breakdown of the essential and desirable criteria.

The successful candidate may be required to work at any Edinburgh College campus.

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 29th July 2018

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 6th August 2018