Business Development Officer

Finance - UK Jobs

Location: We have offices in Gloucester, Glasgow and London, as well as offering employees the opportunity to work flexibly from home

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £36,165 – £45,525 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 GMT

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.

About the role 

We’re looking for an experienced business development professional who shares our commitment to improving and promoting the UK’s world-class reputation for delivering a quality higher education experience for all students.

This role within our business development team is responsible for developing QAA’s sales channels and delivering commercial growth primarily overseas, but also in the UK, through an expanding portfolio of services. The successful applicant will work with the QAA business development team to manage all lead generation, sales and conversion activity and achieve commercial targets. The role involves regular travel in the UK and overseas.

This role is within our International and Professional Services department and reports into the Head of Business Development for QAA Global.

About you 

We are looking for an ambitious and sales-driven individual, with a strong sense of commercial acumen and a successful track record of consultative sales. The postholder is also required to have an understanding of the higher education sector and the current issues and challenges it faces.

It’s important that you have sales experience, preferably in an international and/or commercial context and are confident in managing business development activity, working on client proposals and tenders, building a sales pipeline and delivering to budget and schedule.

The successful applicant will work within the QAA business development team and will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, commercial environment.

Regular national and international travel required.

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.

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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