Abbeygate House, Cambridge
Learning & Development Services
We are ranked in the world's top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.
About the Role:
The Business Development Consultant is pivotal to the continued growth of our distance learning programmes. You'll be responsible for identifying new business opportunities and consumer markets, with responsibility for effective customer journeys that meet student recruitment and revenue targets. You'll be an integral part of the Degrees at Work team, who are responsible for the promotion, engagement, and recruitment to a range of ARU's distance and work- based learning courses, including higher and degree apprenticeships.
With a bachelor's degree and appropriate level of experience and evidence of continuing professional development or relevant professional qualification, you will have demonstrable experience in sales and customer services within higher education, working to recruitment targets and response KPIs. You will be a motivated and resourceful team player with excellent communication, writing, organisational and interpersonal skills. You will be passionate about personal development and in guiding individuals in reaching their career aspirations.
You should be prepared to travel to customer locations outside of ARU's core region. Some out of hours working (occasional evenings and weekends) may be required from time to time to support with recruitment events.
Find out more about working with us.
We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.