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Business Development Manager
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Business Development Manager

Grade: F £25,809 - £30,213
Hours: 36 hours, Full - Time 
Contract Status: Permanent
Location: King Charles Centre

About The Role:
Kingston Adult Education are looking to recruit a Business Development Manager to support the expansion of their existing course delivery.

This will be achieved by working with companies and organisations who are interested in private courses and through marketing promotion to encourage individuals on to both new and existing courses. The postholder will also be required to identify grant funding opportunities and submit applications for relevant bids.

About You:
The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and hold a good attention to detail. The postholder will require excellent organisation and time management skills, and be able to come up with creative and innovative ideas to generate new business.

Experience in and education environment would be advantageous.

Applicants should hold Level 3 qualification in English and Level 2 qualification in Maths.

Kingston Adult Education are part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and offer high quality learning and training opportunities to meet the needs of individuals and employers in Kingston and surrounding areas and to work alongside community partners to achieve this.

Our aim is to support people both to make the right choices for their individual needs and to achieve success on their courses. We do this through the prospectus, by offering good information and advice at our centres, our website and at our advice sessions. We offer high quality teaching across a wide range of courses and opportunities for many learners to achieve qualifications from entry level up to level 3.

Kingston Adult Education aims to support people to continue to learn throughout their adult life, both for personal enrichment and to update and extend their skills for the workplace. We strive to make learning opportunities accessible to the greatest number of people, by offering day and evening courses, additional learning support and reasonable adjustments for any disability where possible.

Benefits we offer:
Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work. The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:· 
  • 23 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays· 
  • Local government pension scheme· 
  • Interest free season loan ticket· 
  • Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme· 
  • Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres· 
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development programme· 
  • A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.· 
  • Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices

Before applying please refer to the Role Profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined the role profile.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants

Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:

· increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic

· the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The Royal Borough of Kingston is Disability Confident Committed.  We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.  

Royal Borough of Kingston is now an accredited London Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living.Our Living Wage commitment means that everyone working at the Royal Borough of Kingston, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers receive the London Living Wage. 

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

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