Business Development Coordinator
Position: Business Development Coordinator
Location: We have offices in Gloucester, Glasgow and London, as well as offering employees the opportunity to work flexibly from home
Job type: Full-time, permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £21,017 – £26,507 per annum, dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience plus excellent benefits. This role is eligible for QAA’s Global and Business Development Bonus Scheme.
Closing date: Wednesday 08 June 2022 at 12 BST
This is an exciting time to join an organisation with an important role in the UK’s world-class higher education sector. Over the last year, the UK higher education landscape has adapted rapidly in unique circumstances and QAA’s priority has been to support providers as they meet these challenges.
We are the UK’s independent quality body for higher education with a mission to safeguard and improve the quality of UK higher education, wherever it is delivered in the world. QAA works as the designated quality body for higher education in England, and works closely with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our new membership scheme was launched in August 2019. We’re changing the way we work and introducing new services to benefit universities and colleges throughout the UK and support their operation globally.
About the role
We are looking for a Business Development Coordinator who will have responsibility for supporting QAA’s sales channels and delivering commercial growth in the UK and overseas.
This role is within our International and Professional Services team and reports into the Head of Business Development for QAA Global.
We are looking for someone who is commercially minded with a keen interest in UK and international higher education. The postholder will share our commitment to improving and promoting the UK’s world-class reputation for delivering a quality higher education experience for all students.
The successful applicant will work with the QAA Business Development team to manage all lead generation, sales and conversion activity and help achieve commercial targets.
We are looking for an ambitious and sales-driven individual who can demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The postholder will be confident using both quantitative and qualitative data and will be able to quickly master QAA’s Customer Relationship Management systems (including Salesforce). While sales experience in a higher education context is desirable, we will also consider proven commercial interest among recent graduates seeking to work in the higher education and business development fields.
A key area of work is client proposals and tenders, while delivering to budget and schedule, so you will need to demonstrate a high standard of time and project management skills. You will need to adhere to strict deadlines and be able to manage relationships internally and externally.
The role may involve occasional travel in the UK and, infrequently, overseas.
More information can be found in the job description.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 08 June 2022 at 12 BST.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV with a short covering letter.
QAA is fully committed to everyday flexibility and has adopted a culture based on trust and fairness that genuinely encourages QAA and individuals to thrive. Providing that business needs are met, employees should normally be able to work where and when they want. Many of our employees work flexibly in different ways, including part-time and compressed hours. Please let us know about the flexibility you need in your application.
QAA recognises the positive benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for employees to feel respected, free to be themselves no matter what their identity or background, and able to give their best. We value the differences that a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and skills brings and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants to apply and join us.
If you have not heard from QAA within three weeks of the closing date for this vacancy, then your application has not been successful. Please be aware that we are unable to provide feedback on individual job applications.
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