Partnership Consultant - training, development, and education sales

learndirect Ltd
Taunton, Somerset
£24000/annum To £24,000 plus benefits
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Inspiring people to realise their potential

Partnership Consultant

To £24,000 plus benefits

12 month fixed term contract

Working across Somerset

learndirect is the UK’s largest provider of skills, training and employment services. We’ve helped over 4 million people gain the skills they need for work, whether qualifications in everyday subjects like mathematics, English and IT, vocational qualifications and apprenticeships, or higher-level professional qualifications. We’re one of the leading employment services providers, changing the lives of job seekers across the country by helping them get into work.

What will the role involve?

You will build and maintain relationships with key employers, stakeholders and delivery partners. Through them, you will source employers wanting to place learners on learndirect training courses and assistance programmes.

Some of the main accountabilities will include:

• Promoting learndirect programmes to SMEs across Devon and Somerset, to ensure occupancy targets are met.
• Working with employers to up-skill their workforce.
• Undertaking training needs analysis with employers.
• Achievement of employer engagement targets working across a range of industries and contracts.
• Account management of employer relationships.
• Establish, build and maintain partnerships with a wide portfolio of existing and potential partners to fulfil the business needs through regular contact and management.
• Develop a network of relationships with employed learners through business development and marketing engagement
• Maintain accurate records of specified business development activity and provide timely and consistent data using learndirect systems
• Identify key networking opportunities to maximise your impact on your delivery contracts and supply chain referrals increasing income opportunities
• Deliver pitches and presentations to referral partners and stakeholders to secure new business and Maintain an excellent level of product knowledge and understanding of all funding opportunities
• Attend networking events and other promotional opportunities, maintaining a professional and credible profile on behalf of learndirect – these may be outside of normal working hours, so some flexibility is required
• Keep up to date with labour markets and our competitor’s offers.
• Contribute to maintaining a high quality, highly relevant learndirect offer
• Build strong relationships across the business, share best practices, opportunities and knowledge.
• Fully participate in the evolution of the team function through good communication, taking on responsibility when required and sharing information with the rest of the team.
• Assist in the development and distribution of appropriate marketing material to increase awareness of the brand in the market place.
• Undertake any additional duties as reasonably required by your manager
• To support and adhere with IAG’s and practices.

What skills, experience, and qualifications are we looking for?

To be successful, your application must be able to demonstrate:

• Proven success in a target-driven sales environment, ideally related to recruitment, training, or business to business sales.
• Proven success in generating high levels of repeat business and success in developing and managing long term business partnerships.
• Strong and confident presentation, communication, and networking skills.
• Pragmatic and analytical problem-solving skills.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively network.
• Strong IT skills, specifically in Microsoft Office applications.
• A current valid driving licence and own car.

What’s in it for you?

We pride ourselves in the career training and development our colleagues receive, and we continuously strive to improve our ways of working. Everyone at learndirect plays a really important part in achieving our goals, so we think we can offer truly unique opportunities.

All colleagues enjoy a flexible benefits package that can be shaped according to individual needs. This includes holiday entitlement that starts at 25 days per year plus bank holidays (with the option of buying additional leave), pension and health care plans, childcare voucher and season ticket loan schemes; and a variety of other lifestyle discounts.

learndirect welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. We are committed to diversity, recruiting to reflect the communities we serve, and our PREVENT duty