Employer verified_user Futures Group
Salary within a salary range of £25,738 - £31,059 per annum
Hours 37
Contract Permanent
Type Job
Role Business Engagement Manager
Closing date 04/08/2020

The Business Engagement Manager role is pivotal to fulfil the ambitious growth plans at Futures and support The Skills Access Hub with a clear path to skills provision for employers in the D2N2 LEP Area.

You will work directly with local businesses and support employers, especially SMEs, to identify opportunities’ for succession planning to enable employees to move into higher skilled jobs either via apprenticeships or other skills which enhance career and qualification pathways and escalators.

We are looking for the recruitment of a business development expert to join our team to drive effective employer engagement and account management activities for the achievement of apprenticeship and skills engagement targets.

You are required to work with autonomy and high levels of personal motivation with the proven ability to work in collaboration with a team and internal colleagues, build effective partnerships with existing employers and have the ability to engage and secure new employer clients through a variety of business development approaches.

It is not essential that you have previous experience in the education sector although you should have an interest in the impact that learning and development, recruitment, talent management and effective workforce planning strategies have on individuals and businesses. The flexibility, creativity and desire to achieve in a target driven environment are key to success in this role.

What can we offer?

At Futures, our company-wide values: underpin who we are and what we do and it is essential that all colleagues share these.

Have passion
Do the right thing
Make a difference
Having these values means, we work in a culture which is open to learning and improvement, leads by example, is passionate about making a difference.

Having a happy and motivated workforce is critical to our ongoing success. We genuinely care about our colleagues and offer a range of benefits and opportunities to support you in your role and grow in confidence. We will: help you develop in your role, support your career growth, promote positive health and well-being at work, and encourage a good work/life balance.

Job Specification Requirements

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a qualification at Level 4 or above (or be willing to work towards)
  • Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills (L2 English, ICT & Maths or be willing to work towards in first 6 months )
  • Have recent experience of a recruitment, resourcing or business development role.
  • Lead in the proactive promotion of Futures and contribute to the development of the brand and services.
  • Build and deliver on a robust pipeline of activity to fulfil targets in line with the annual business plan and key performance indicators, ensuring sales processes, due diligence, compliance and internal procedures are adhered to.
  • Build effective partnerships with existing employers and have the ability to engage and secure new employer clients through a variety of business development approaches.
  • Take responsibility to learn and maintain up to date knowledge on the local, regional and national skills agenda including further education, apprenticeships, funding, adult education and careers ensuring the advice delivered on behalf of Futures for Business and stakeholders is relevant, and of an expert level.
  • Undertake detailed skill needs analysis in conjunction with employers to identify effective solutions in relation to the employer’s recruitment employment & skills development needs and identify impact measures.
  • Maintain effective relationships with all internal colleagues to ensure services are delivered to an excellent standard that will maximise opportunities to provide added value programmes and services.

Home-based with frequent travel across the East Midlands region

Disability Confident

As a Disability Confident employer, we undertake to interview disabled people who meet the minimum essential criteria as detailed on the person specification. If you have a disability please make this known in your application.

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