Head of Business Development

Hull College

  • £43,157
  • Humberside / Humberside
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Head of Business Development Hull Salary: £43,157.00 per annum 37 hours per week 52 weeks per year As our Head of Business Development , you will  take responsibly for the leadership and management, daily operation and ongoing development of the colleges’ employer engagement teams. Working closely with the Executive Director of Apprenticeships, the post holder will ensure that employer engagement activity build customer relationships, seeks out new business opportunities and delivers income targets through the recruitment into a range of programmes of benefit to employers. In this respect the Head of Business Development will foster a culture of ambitious and high-performance regarding areas of provision within their remit. Hull College provides high-quality education & training for school leavers & adults, offering a wide range of vocational study programmes, Apprenticeships & degrees, and in October 2023 were awarded a ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted.  Feedback provided was that ‘learners and apprentices benefit from high-quality teaching and training’ and that ‘staff have created a highly inclusive environment in which a diverse group of learners and apprentices learn well together. They promote a culture that proudly celebrates the diversity of the college’, and  ‘work well together and learn from each other, in readiness for the realities of future life and work.’ As one of the largest vocational institutes of its kind in the region, we have one focus – to create careers, not courses. We pride ourselves on this approach & are committed to ensuring our learners acquire the relevant skills, knowledge, attitudes & experience to progress in life, whether that is to seek employment in the industry of their choice or step up to higher education & university. While dedicated to delivering the very best experiences to our learners, we also extend the same commitment to our staff. We have worked hard to create an environment where all of our staff, no matter what their role, are empowered to inspire & support our vision to create better futures for the people of Hull. Key Responsibilities of our Head of Business Development: Working with the Executive Director of Apprenticeships, you will generate results and drive the team to constantly deliver growth in apprenticeship numbers, full cost commercial, project based and other non-traditional sources of income for the college. Lead individual and team targets in respect of apprenticeship income. Be accountable for the building of mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships and external opportunities with all college stakeholders and colleagues across the college. Manage the employer engagement team to achieve targets, monitor performance and ensure teams are motivated and equipped to succeed. Pro-actively contribute to the implementation and ongoing development of the colleges’ employer engagement strategy including the development of employer engagement, sales and marketing plans and delivery of large employer events. Support and develop work placement opportunities across the college with specific contribution to programmes where work experience is mandatory. Lead on engaging employers in the co-design and co-delivery of programme development to support and inform curriculum intent and implementation. Working collaboratively with the wider leadership team in establishing and continually developing the colleges commercial provision by generating strong relationships and understanding around revenue streams including but not limited to, apprenticeships, high level technical qualifications, study programme, adult programmes and HE offer. What we’re looking for in our Head of Business Development: Qualified to degree level or equivalent professional qualification or willing to work towards Evidence of commitment to personal development and continuing improvement Experience in planning and delivery of Curriculum across a range of programmes. Ability to work flexibly, including evening and weekend work Ability to manage a range of tasks with priority Ability to act and think strategically to grow income streams in line with the colleges’ strategic plan in a range of programmes including but not limited to apprenticeships, external commercial projects, partnership sub-contracting, CDF/T Level industry placements, study programme work experience and HE work placements where necessary. Lead on project based, contract funding programmes, this will require a significant degree of collaboration and leadership across the college. Champion employers within the college and lead in the building of mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues across college and with key external partners. Service partner relationships and large paying levy accounts. If you have the skills and experience, we are looking for and would like to join us as our Head of Business Development please click ‘Apply’ now, we’d love to hear from you! Hull College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All colleagues are expected to contribute to the delivery of their safeguarding strategy and values. In addition, these posts require the colleague to undertake an enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that this post is subject to regulated activity. We at Hull College prioritise digital proficiency; all new staff should either be skilled or open to training, looking forward to hearing from you on the last point. Please be aware that this vacancy may close earlier dependent on the level of applications received so if you do wish to be considered we recommend that you complete the application as promptly as possible.

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