Head of Business Development

Wiltshire College & University Centre
South West
£43519 - £50325

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Job Description

Head of Business Development

Permanent, Full Time 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary: £43,519 - £50,325 per annum

Campus: Trowbridge, Wiltshire with travel to other campuses

About the role

We are currently seeking a Head of Business Development with experience of strategic management of apprenticeship programmes, to join our successful Business Development department, based at our Trowbridge campus on a full-time basis.

As post holder your main purpose in this role is to manage the growth in our Apprenticeship, commercial and adult/community learning provision. You will also be responsible for identifying potential commercial opportunities and proactively engaging and developing new business and partnership opportunities, raising the profile of the college, developing relationships with key stakeholders, increasing current income and generating new income streams from new business.

You will be expected to generate new business from initial contact to the point of delivery and work with colleagues to analyse current markets, identify opportunities and challenges and use your professional skills to undertake a full training needs analysis for our employers. You will also lead and line manage staff that work in the Business Development department.

About you

The successful candidate will have worked within a similar role previously and will have a good standard of general education including a management qualification (or equivalent) and experience of line management. It is essential that you have knowledge of apprenticeships, AEB and quality issues along with an understanding of the tender / bid process. You will have experience of demonstrating effective development of partnerships and / or strategic relationships. It will be desirable that you have experience of securing funding through the development and presentation of major funding bids and you will be confident when devising marketing strategies and plans.

About Us

Wiltshire College and University Centre plays a vital role in Wiltshire’s economy, inspiring people to develop the skills they need to achieve. Our five campuses are learning hubs in their communities, and we aspire to be an outstanding, financially robust and commercially agile provider, achieving our clear social mission on behalf of leaners and employers across Wiltshire and beyond. Our turnover is around £35 million per annum, we employ some 800 staff, and support around 13,000 students.

Our benefits include a competitive salary and 30 days annual leave for Professional Services Staff and 37 days annual leave for Academic Staff (plus bank holidays and additional closure days over the Christmas period). You will also be automatically enrolled into either the Teachers Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme, have access to our employee assistance programme (EAP) and enjoy other benefits such as discounts with a wide variety of retailers, free car parking onsite and free access to gyms at our campuses.

Closing date: 17/01/23

Please note that vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received; therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Interview date: TBC


Wiltshire College & University Centre is committed to Safeguarding. We recruit in line with the Safer Recruitment Guidance set out by the Department for Education in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. This includes carrying out an enhanced DBS check (which the College will pay for), including an enhanced children’s barred list check and other employment checks, including an online search of shortlisted candidates.

At Wiltshire College and University Centre we value diversity, and we recognise that people with different backgrounds bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. We are committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proudly accredited to the Disability Confident Employer award, part of this means a commitment to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

Please contact us with any queries.

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