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Sighthill Campus, Bankhead Avenue, EH11 4DE
£36,231.00 - £38,400.00 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Hours: Full time – 35 Hours per week

Contract Basis: Temporary until 30.11.2021 (Maternity Cover)

Edinburgh College is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified person to take up the exciting post of Business Development Advisor.

Based within Edinburgh College’s highly successful Commercial Development Team, the purpose of this role is to generate commercial income for the college through building long term partnerships with companies and organisations across a variety of industry sectors aligned to Edinburgh College expertise.

Working closely with a number of teams across the college, including Faculty Heads, Curriculum Managers, UK and International Commercial Development colleagues, you will be proactive in supporting the team achieve its income generation targets, particularly through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund, whilst identifying opportunities to sell additional bespoke training.

The post holder will be expected to identify opportunities to cross sell other college services and offerings, including commercial scheduled courses and apprenticeships.

You will have the ability to build long term partnerships with internal curriculum teams and external clients; generate new business opportunities and work to challenging income targets. Key to your success in this role will be the ability to account manage key clients, whilst taking a project management approach to a very demanding workload.

It would be desirable for the post holder to have previous experience of working in a training environment, combined with an understanding of commercialization activities within the college sector. It would also be desirable for the post holder to have a good understanding of the Scottish Government’s economic recovery and skills strategies for Edinburgh and the wider regions.

Please note that the successful candidate may be required to work at any Edinburgh College campus.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification above for further details.

Closing Date:            Sunday 24 January 2021 

Interview Date:         Wednesday 03 February 2021

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