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Business Development Manager

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  • Sector:

    Skills and Apprenticeships

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  • Salary:

    £25,000 - £30,000

  • Contact:

    Chloe Hutchison

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Coyne recruitment are a specialist recruitment business for the Skills, Education, and work-based learning sector on behalf of one of our fantastic clients who specialise in Apprenticeships, Traineeships and AEB across the Midlands, we are searching for Business Development Managers who have sector experience or someone with transferrable skills who is looking for a new challenge.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for working with the Contract Mangers and Centre Managers to meet performance and financial KPI’s.
  • To build excellent relationships with stakeholders, employers’, and referral agencies, to support the growth of all contracts.
  • To grow the business across all funding streams and to develop a commercial offer appropriate to the needs of employers and learners as appropriate.
  • Support the Company’s regular operations to ensure the smooth and effective running of the department, to the highest possible standards.
  • Liaising with partners, colleagues, and learners in a courteous and timely fashion to provide a high level of customer service and maintain our reputation as a leading training provider. 
  • The post holder’s duties will also include, regularly reporting on activity, supporting maintaining administrative systems across all the various funding streams.
  • The ability to respond efficiently to time-sensitive tasks directly impacts on the ability of to deliver their commercial and provider contracts.
  • Responsibilities

    • To meet performance targets subsequently meeting financial expectations monthly
    • To grow the business through various funding streams which are but not limited to advance learner loans, AEB, apprenticeship and traineeships.
    • To own the recruitment of learners to the various programmes available.
    • Build and maintain local relationships with employers, stakeholders, and referral agencies to further enhance our client’s performance and footprint.
    • To ensure that all activity you are involved with this to a high quality and the learner and employer experience is good in line with the education inspection framework and/or other stakeholder standards.
    • Have an eye for detail ensuring compliance expectations are always met as a normal standard.
    • Ensure IAG paperwork is of the highest quality ensuring a minimum grade 2 IAG standard is always demonstrated.
    • To manage a CRM system and ensure information is up to date and comprehensive.


    • Experience of selling a service.
    • Knowledge of the employability and skill market
    • Understand and have experience of Ofsted and audit compliance. (Desirable)
    • To have knowledge and experience of ESFA funding streams (Desirable)
    • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to make decisions.
    • A proven track record of building and maintaining excellent external relationships.
    • Experience in using MIS, trackers and learning platforms. (Desirable)
    • Experience of the learner journey.
    • Experience of working in a quality-driven environment.

    Skills/ Abilities

    • Excellent people skills. Ability to own a room.
    • Resilient, relentless and the drive to succeed.
    • Have commercial awareness to be able to grow our provision outside of the funded skill sector.
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets, with attention to detail.
    • Ability to work calmly under pressure, self-motivated and use own initiative.
    • Ability to build strong working relationships with other departments.
    • An excellent work ethic and positive attitude to work
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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