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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

Business Development Manager

Exeter, EX11GN, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £38997 - £42110/annum

Are you passionate about education and the difference it can make in the world?

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Make a difference every day, in the lives of pupils, teachers and schools

Part of the dynamically growing Supporting Education Group, Teaching Personnel is the UK's leading education recruitment agency, with hundreds of thousands of teachers who have chosen us since 1996 and over 5,000 schools who choose us every year. We have 80+ branches across England & Wales and are the first-choice agency for over 12,000 job seekers.

We match talented educators with schools and whether it is finding the best teaching assistant to support literacy or a maths teacher to deliver curriculum continuity for a group of GCSE maths pupils, our teams go home at night knowing they have played a part in the education of thousands of pupils and in the careers of countless educators.

We are on an exciting journey of growth, and we are looking to add Business Development Managers to our Business Development team.

Who We Are: Business Development Team
Sitting within the wider Teaching Personnel team, we are a nimble and energetic team of 12, based in the respective regions we cover. We love working together and welcoming new colleagues, who are always supported to learn and develop as they begin an exciting new chapter within their career. We are a tight knit team who collaborate regularly and who recognise and enjoy each other's successes. We are straight talkers and value open communication and innovation - it is our strong belief that everyone's thoughts and ideas count in our journey of continuous improvement. We work hard, but we also have fun.

The Role
We are on an exciting journey of growth and have several Business Development Manager opportunities available across the South West, which covers Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

As a Business Development Manager, you will support the business growth of your regional branches through the provision of strategic and tactical business development via Multi Academy Trust and Multi School Group partnerships, Preferred Supplier Agreements and the development and management of the client portfolio. The role will be highly influential in expanding the overall school base and improving returns from existing schools.

Although not essential, the ideal candidate would have experience within education recruitment, or within business development for other educational services.


Use sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking to attract business across your region.
Meet with potential and existing clients face to face, online or over the phone. Building and fostering positive relationships.
Support your region in achieving budget days, growth on prior year and GPPD targets.
Provide guidance and advice to branch staff on client development and acquisition.
Play a key role in the internal and external promotion and development of selected products and business lines.
Actively business develop target clients and MATs and strengthen relationships with existing clients.
Regularly review your region's school base and potential MAT /PSA clients, analysing and evaluating key targets and the current levels of business penetration-highlighting successes, opportunities, and failings.
Maintain excellent understanding and knowledge of the staffing supply market and key trends both nationally and locally.
Conduct localised market analysis, client mapping and client development planning.
Identify opportunities for new and enhanced product offerings, services, and client tactics on an ongoing basis.
Prepare for and attend client networking events and exhibitions
Work with branches and key internal stakeholders to ensure a solid educator base to service key clients and target MATs.Who you are

Passionate, with a drive to seek new business
Driven and self-motivated
Commercially aware and a strategic thinker
Strong verbal and confident communicator with effective written communication skills
Skilled influencer and negotiator
Resilient and courageous
Ability to prepare and deliver presentations
Ability to understand and interpret key performance and financial information
Innovative and creative thinker
Strong organisational skills and able to prioritise well
Enjoy teamwork but able to demonstrate autonomy and initiative
Pro-actively seeks opportunities for self-growthWhat We Offer

Base Salary: £38,997 to £42,110 + £20,400 Commission
Great Company culture where people are at the heart of everything we do
The opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by Senior Business Development professionals who love seeing you grow and flourish
Clear Career Ladder and salary progression opportunities
Access to excellent training and development and fantastic market leading technology to give you the data, insights, and resources you need to succeed
Life Assurance, Healthcare Benefits
Generous holiday entitlement (27 days Annual Leave) which increases with service
Two annual opportunities to get together as an entire company to celebrate our success
Perkbox discounts and free perks
Local Incentives, activities, and evenings out to motivate and reward success If all this is making you wonder what it would be like to work with us, don't hesitate: send us your CV and we will be in touch shortly to talk through next steps.

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