Engagement Manager - learning and skills sales

To £24,000 plus car allowance
01 Dec 2016
29 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Inspiring people to realise their potential

Engagement Manager - learning and skills sales

To ??24,000 plus car allowance plus benefits

Travelling and working across the south west

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?

In this role, you will support and motivate a team of Engagement Consultants, who build and maintain relationships with key employers, stakeholders and delivery partners to source eligible learners for learndirect learning programmes.

Some of the main accountabilities will include:

To lead and motivate a team of Engagement Consultants across contracts
Promoting learndirect's adult skills courses and other contracts to key referral partner agencies, to ensure occupancy targets on training programmes
Working with employers to promote maths and English support services for employed learners, to up-skill their workforce with functional skills
Working with employers to source potential managed job vacancies, and structure bespoke pre-employment training courses for their recruitment needed
Identify and mobilise partnership opportunities
Achieve employer engagement targets, working across a range of industries and contracts.
What skills, experience, and qualifications are we looking for?

Proven track record of managing a team and achieving sales targets, ideally in a learning, educational, or adult skills background
Proven success in generating high levels of repeat business and managing long term business partnerships
Strong and confident presentation skills
Pragmatic and analytical problem-solving skills
Proven ability to work collaboratively
Excellent communication and influencing skills
Confidence in networking, building effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Strong IT skills, specifically in Microsoft Office applications
A current valid driving licence, own car and willingness to travel as required.
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