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Business Development Officer (Fixed-Term)

Partnership Development

Salary:   £23,067 to £25,941
Closing Date:   Sunday 01 March 2020
Interview Date:   Wednesday 11 March 2020
Reference:  FIX-401-2020

Bishop Grosseteste University is based in the historic uphill area of the city, just a ten minutes’ walk away from the castle and cathedral and a range of other cultural and historical attractions. BGU has been awarded a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework Award for its teaching and learning and the unique and positive experience we offer our students is well recognised and evidenced through such key achievements. This is an exciting time of expansion and growth for the institution and BGU will be able to provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and contribute to our ongoing success. 

In response to the comprehensive apprenticeship reforms over the past few years, Bishop Grosseteste University is developing Awarding UK, a new End Point Assessment Service. We are seeking an experienced Business Development Officer to play a key role within this new area of the University.

You will be responsible for securing agreements with training providers and employers across England for the delivery of End Point Assessments (EPAs). This will require high level negotiation skills and the ability to forge long term business to business relationships. You will also support the recruitment of Independent End Point Assessor (IEPA) and Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) team members.  

To be successful in the role you will have a drive and determination to build sustainable networks and business relationships across a range of sectors. You will be innovative, creative and dynamic, with excellent communication and resource management skills. You will be an experienced B2B sales professional, and a background of working in work-based learning, Further or Higher Education will be a plus.  You will be proactive in developing leads and highly astute at identifying new business opportunities. You will be resilient and flexible, able to deal with complex challenges.

This role is based at the Bishop Grosseteste University campus in Lincoln, although frequent travel across England will be required. Remote working from outside Lincolnshire, with regular visits to campus, will be considered for exceptional candidates.

This is a fixed-term position until 31st July 2021. 

BGU offers a generous employee benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday for Grades 1-6
  • 35 days holiday for Grades 7+
  • Plus 3 additional discretionary days annual leave over the Christmas period
  • Various pension scheme options including a Local Government Pension Scheme offering up to a 19.5% Employer Contribution, a Teachers Pension scheme offering up to 23.68% Employer Contribution, and also a 10% non-contributory pension for members of staff that do not wish to pay into a scheme.
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including free online GP services and face to face counselling sessions
  • We also offer various free perks and discounted vouchers through Perkbox e.g. a monthly free cinema ticket, a free coffee every week, a Birthday Box delivered straight to your work or home, Free Eyecare Vouchers, a Cycle to Work Scheme, plus many discounts at various high street shops and online brands.
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Bishop Grosseteste University values people and promotes equal opportunities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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