Examinations Business Development Support Manager- English and Exams

Recruiter
British Council
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
29 Aug 2017
Expires
18 Sep 2017
Sector
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent

The British Council is looking for an experienced Examinations Business Development Support Manager to join the English & Exams team based in our offices in Spring Gardens, London.


The Organisation


The British Council is the UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to theUK and the countries we work with - changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

English and Examinations


Through our English and Exams work we aim to achieve more widespread and better quality teaching andlearning of English worldwide and offer access to professional qualifications. Working with policymakers, government ministers, teachers and learners across the world we help millions of people to access English by supporting the teaching and learning of English in public education systems, and through self-access materials and courses. We teach learners and teachers of English face-to-face in dedicated teaching centres and online through a range of courses. Every year three million people take international exams with help from the British Council, gaining qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve employment prospects.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to work with British Council and partner test centres across the UK to identify opportunities and implement strategies for growth in our examinations business in the UK and Ireland. Products include the IELTS English test and the British Council's wholly owned suite of English language assessment tests known as Aptis.

Reporting to the Business Manager UK & Ireland you will not only work closely with the IELTS and Aptis marketing teams but will also research and develop relationships in the education and corporate sectors to create opportunities for business growth. This will involve country-wide travel, with a particular focus on outreach work.

Responsibilities will include:

Identifying and analysing business opportunities and new markets for our examinations portfolio in the UK and Ireland.

Working closely with independent test centres and the IELTS operations team to identify opportunities in the Higher Education sector.

Implementing growth strategies as per the business plan

Monitoring trends and maintaining a CRM record to advise the relationship strategy.

Explore, research and develop potential for Aptis testing in the UK and Ireland as well as liaising with the regional Aptis team to ensure delivery of Aptis tests to clients.

Skills and Experience:

In addition to the above the successful applicant will have a proven track record of setting and attaining volume and income targets in a competitive business environment as well as demonstrable experience in delivery of business development plans

What you will receive:

Attractive salary and benefits

For more information and a complete list of responsibilities, please see below:

Role Profile

British Council Skills

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If you feel that you are suitable and would like to be considered for this role, please apply before 23:59 UK time on the 17th September2017.


Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council's work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child. Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.

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