Job vacancies: Business Development Advisor & Business Development Administration Assistant (Portland Training)

Please see below for details of two job vacancies currently being advertised by Portland Training

Business Development Advisor

Location:  Sheffield                          

Salary: £18k – £22k (depending on experience) plus attractive bonus

Portland Training are currently expanding and have an exciting opportunity available for the right candidate to join our team.

We offer a competitive salary, attractive bonus package and a holiday allowance of 25 days, increasing after two years of service, plus an additional day off for your birthday! Hard work is recognised and incentives/rewards given for this also.

This sales role is for you if you have an eagerness to learn, work hard and strive for success.

Key responsibilities:

  • Engage and develop relationships with employers to generate a pipeline of learners who are eligible and keen to undertake company training programmes 
  • Researching and cold calling businesses to promote our funded and commercial courses
  • Appointment setting with decision makers to discuss their training and recruitment needs
  • Maximise all sales opportunities and achieve targets for learner starts
  • Promote / cross sell further training opportunities relevant to the sector
  • Gathering of data to enrol employers / learners onto courses
  • Inputting data onto relevant software programmes
  • May be required to carry out other duties as requested by your line manager

The Business Development Advisor will have the following experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience of working within the Work Based Learning Sector
  • Ideally the candidate will have background knowledge in the construction and engineering sector
  • Proven experience of working towards targets
  • Excellent communication and time management skills

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work alone or under supervision
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft packages with a focus on Word and Excel
  • Good organisational skills with an ability to prioritise work-load and meet deadlines
  • Desire to learn, progress and build a career in the training industry
  • Demonstrate confidence and ability to work on own initiative
  • Work well under pressure

Personal qualities:

  • A good team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Quick learner
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Professional attitude

Business Development Administration Assistant

Location: Sheffield

Salary: £146.25 per week

Responsible to: Business Development Team Leader

Purpose of Job: To support Business Development Team in their day to day roles and ensure learner data is organised, accurate and up to date. To ensure paperwork is ordered in preparation of employer/learner signups to be carried out by enrolment officers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Business Development Advisors in gathering of data for learners/employers
  • Ordering paperwork for enrolment officers
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as required by the Business Development Team Leader and management team
  • Inputting data onto relevant software programmes
  • Researching companies for Business Development Advisors to contact
  • Arranging interviews for candidates
  • May be required to cold call businesses to promote our funded and commercial courses
  • May be required to carry out other reasonable duties as requested by you line manager

Skills Required

  • Accuracy of data inputting and a good eye for detail
  • Good organisational skills with an ability to prioritise work-load and meet deadlines
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft packages with a focus on Word and Excel
  • Ability to work alone or under supervision
  • Desire to learn, progress and build a career in the training industry
  • Demonstrate confidence and ability to work on own initiative

Qualifications

  • GCSE (or equivalent) grades A* – C/9 – 4 in English and maths.

This is an exciting new role, with the potential for progression for the right person.

37.5 Hours per week

Mon – Thur 9am to 5pm

Fri – 8.30 am to 4.30pm

£3.90 per hour = £146.25 per week

Expected Duration: 15 months

Possible Start Date: 03/06/19

Training to be provided

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard

Functional skills if required 

Training will be provided by Portland Training in all aspects of the level 3 Business Administrator standard.

You will be supported by a tutor, assessor and your line manager throughout your apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship is set at level 3 and would suit a confident person with some relevant experience.