Business Development Advisor

Posted 03/06/2024 by Educated Appointments

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£28,007 - £32,503/annum

Educated Appointments are delighted to be supporting a well established East Midlands based Oftsed graded 'GOOD' training provider to hire a Business Development Advisor.

Our client is a well-established leading training organisation working in and around Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. We provide a range of employment related training including Full Time Programmes, Apprenticeships, Employability, Adult Learning Loans and work experience opportunities for adults and young people from diverse backgrounds, that will enhance individuals’ employment potential and qualifications. In our most recent Ofsted inspection in we retained our “Good” rating and we are continuously developing and improving our provision.

Main purpose:

  • To generate and secure new business opportunities via apprenticeship vacancies and apprenticeship upskills.

  • To build and maintain relationships with new employers/organisations in order to maximise revenue whilst ensuring that they receive a quality service throughout the engagement process.

  • To challenge all practices and procedures within own role and throughout the organisation and to contribute to and ensure continuous quality improvement.

Key responsibilities

  • To pro-actively plan and carry out own sales campaigns using a variety of methods such as telesales, field sales, networking and social media activity in order to meet monthly sales targets.

  • Build a continuous pipeline of business opportunities to ensure monthly targets are consistently met.

  • Generate apprenticeship opportunities with new employers across specified sectors.

  • Research local and regional employer base and develop employer database to generate targeted campaigns in order to generate sales.

  • Attend employer events where applicable to generate business opportunities.

  • Conduct employer visits to promote Access Training services and carry out a Training Needs Analysis where applicable.

  • Complete any necessary paperwork with the employer such as employer contract and Health and Safety checks, to meet funding requirements, ensuring this is compliant.

  • Effectively account manage new employers to maximise opportunities and deliver excellent customer service.

  • Liaise with employer, and learner engagement team to confirm employer recruitment needs.

  • Liaise with onboarding team to ensure full eligibility checks are carried out for all upskill learners.

  • Build positive working relationships across the whole business working across teams to improve own knowledge and share best practice.

  • Achieve individual and team income targets in line with Sales Strategy.

  • Contribute ideas for the Sales Strategy where required.

  • Create records, update and maintain employer database to produce reports.

  • Produce performance reports for line manager as required.

Applicants must have:

  • A proven record of achieving sales targets

  • A proven track record of generating own sales leads.

  • Good Microsoft Office knowledge

  • Driving licence and own transport

  • GCSE English and Maths grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

The following will be helpful:

  • Knowledge of the apprenticeship funding

  • Knowledge of funding across the wider FE sector

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