Business Development Advisor

Main Purpose of our Business Development Advisors:

Working in a commercial fast paced environment to deliver an employer engagement service to increase the number of employers who access and influence the services of the college and are retained and developed as customers.

The suitable candidate will be expected to work to targets and strive to exceed those targets, ensuring consistency, accuracy and professionalism at all times.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong knowledge of apprenticeships, T-levels and Work based learning; a candidate with experience of delivering employer engagement strategies, and someone with the ability to prepare and implement sales campaigns.

Key responsibilities for Business Development Advisors at Oldham College:

  • Be responsible for growing new business with employers and support colleagues to grow existing business undertaking a proactive consultative selling approach with customers providing training needs analysis, workforce development planning, succession planning and support to businesses.
  • To meet and exceed monthly targets including apprenticeship vacancy generation and apprenticeship retention and work experience and work placement opportunities for study programme students.
  • Achieve individual and team targets in a timely manner ensuring contingencies for under performance.
  • Initiate, develop and manage customer relationships with employers, in line with the sector strategy, maintaining an up to date knowledge of sector developments with an in-depth knowledge of Frameworks and Standards.
  • Develop employer relationships to support Study Programme work experience opportunities and T level substantive work placement opportunities.
  • Be able to develop and deliver presentations to groups of employers on the benefits of Apprenticeship, work experience and placements and traineeships.

To be successful as a Business Development Advisor with Oldham College, you will need:

  • Strong track record of business development and sales, including delivery to targets.
  • Strong knowledge of apprenticeships and work based learning.
  • Experience of delivering employer engagement strategies.
  • Ability to analyse data and prepare and implement sales campaigns
  • Full driving licence with the willingness and ability to travel

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, not only will you benefit from an annual reviewed salary but have access to numerous benefits and facilities: 

  • 32 days annual leave per year, plus Bank Holidays, with additional efficiency days and all college Christmas closedown
  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Car Scheme
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon

Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work”. We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.  

At Oldham College, our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We encourage everyone to join us, as we create a workforce that is as diverse as our wonderful student community. We do monitor responses to our diversity questions in our application, to ensure that we can continue to build a workforce that is representative of the community that we serve.

We understand that not everyone works to the same timetable, and offer a range of flexible working options, including flexible start and finish times, part-time, term-time only or hybrid options, where the role permits.

We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, contact our HR team who will be happy to advise.

Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List.

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable laws, a pre-employment screening could include, employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the role.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.