Business Development Officer

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Salary: £25000 –

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Job Description:

The role of a Business Development officer is to take responsibility for promoting the new Strategic Development Fund and services to stakeholders. You will proactively identify and pursue new business opportunities, manage a portfolio of existing stakeholders, ensure that all employers have a first-class customer service experience and report and monitor progress against agreed targets. This is a part time role, 14 hours per week and the client is flexible with which days you work but you will need to start as soon as possible until the end of March 2023.

The ideal candidate:

Hold a level 3 or higher Information, Advice and Guidance qualification
Minimum Level 2 in Maths and English – Essential
Evidence of commitment to personal development and continuing improvement
3 years’ experience of business development
Experience in a commercial customer facing role
Experience of working in an educational setting
Strong knowledge of CMR systems & usage
Sound understanding of Government policy
Excellent interpersonal skills including confidentially and attention to detail
Must have a clean UK driving license
Ability to work flexibly, including evening and weekend work

Key Duties:

  • Deliver outstanding customer service to all stakeholders and act as the initial point of contact for all new and existing employers
  • Achieve recruitment, income and sales targets as well as other KPIs as agreed with the Head of Employer Engagement in line with the SDF2 project.
  • Use appropriate routes to market to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities and upsell digital/sustainability
  • Undertake detailed Organisational Needs and Training Needs Analysis.
  • Be responsible for the building of mutually beneficial relationships with employers and external stakeholder.
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of information provided to employers in line with relevant funding and policy guidance.
  • Ensure accurate and holistic usage of the colleges CRM systems ensuring the upkeep of activity is logged and recorded.
  • Present to and consult with the Head of Employer Engagement and other appropriate Managers on business trends with a view to developing new programmes, services and qualifications.
  • Work in a consultative manner to provide holistic advice and guidance to employers to determine their training requirements and enable them to access bespoke solutions.
  • Maintain planned regular contact with employers to ensure ongoing satisfaction and to identify new opportunities.
  • Ensure the highest standards of compliancy and accuracy in all administrative work in line with policies and procedures
  • Provide employers with extensive information and support around sustainability and digital training opportunities.
  • Variation to this job description may be required from time to time.


James Ray Recruitment specialise in finding our candidates long term & permanent placements across the UK. This business has been established by education recruitment consultants with over 20 years’ experience in the sector so can guarantee the unrivalled expertise required when finding you your ideal placement.


Why work with James Ray Recruitment?

  • Unrivalled payrates
  • Experienced & Dedicated consultant support
  • Bespoke pay type discussed around your individual circumstance
  • Benefits such as holiday pay, maternity, paternity, sick leave, pension etc
  • Financial travel assistance
  • Guaranteed pay options available
  • Referral schemes


To find out more, call our team on 01482 533656 or email:

Unfortunately, due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, if we haven’t contacted you within 10 days please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.

James Ray recruitment is a Recruitment Business having sought agreement from their clients to find candidates for these roles, in accordance with the Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations Act 2003. James Ray Recruitment is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, including an enhanced DBS check and references. James Ray Recruitment are an equal opportunities employer.

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