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Business Development Manager

Employer: Reading Borough Council

  • Reference: CUL0157
  • Published on: Fri 14/07/2017 08:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/08/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week, Permanent.
  • Salary: RG5m (SCP 28-34) £24,964 – £30,153 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading

New Directions -

New Directions is Reading Borough Council’s Community Learning and Skills service.

At New Directions we pride ourselves on not turning people away, and helping individuals progress on their journey whatever their personal goals. Ofsted judged the service as ‘Good’ in 2011 and 2015.

We’re a small friendly team with an ambitious plan for the future which includes leading Apprenticeship provision for the entire council following the introduction of the levy in April. We’re also developing H.E. Access pathways which will commence in the Autumn of 2017.

You will lead on business development for the service, and identify, develop and implement new business initiatives. Maximise the income received from current sources. Identify new funding opportunities and complete bid applications. Develop partnerships that enable the delivery of services more efficiently/cost effectively. Raise the profile of the service within the Council and the broader learning marketplace through coordinated publicity and advertising.

You will maintain an effective network of partners and relationships with other organisations/stakeholders and work with our design agency to produce the course guide/prospectus. Lead the development of our social media presence.

You will be a qualified fundraiser or have demonstrable experience with a proven track record, with excellent organisational and communication skills, ideally with experience of working within a post compulsory education or political environment.

For further information, please contact Barry Wren, Principal on 07841 271872.

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Visit for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Closing date: 6 August 2017

Interview date: 21 August 2017

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