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Our client is currently yin the market for a Head of Business Development to come and join their busy team! The successful candidate will line manage BDM’s and will lead the development of educational programs and portfolios across the faculties, occasionally dealing with data, reports and market insights.


Business development
  • Maintain a methodical approach to pipeline management and development for our client's custom Professional Education programs.
  • Collaborate with relevant directors and managers to ensure that business and faculty plans align.
  • Establish new partnerships, including opportunities overseas.
  • Evaluate new custom program proposals from academics and professionals, conduct research, and suggest new course/program proposals to potential clients.

Leadership and Management
  • Lead the Business Development Team and directly manage the Business Development Managers.
  • Be accountable for progress and annual operating plans/targets for our client's Professional and Executive Development.

Internal Liaison and Communication
  • Collaborate closely with systems owners and working groups to ensure that our client's Professional and Executive Development needs align with common practices and vision statements.
  • Promote the work of our client's Development internally through meetings, inside networking events, and other internal opportunities.
  • Work with the Data Officer to gather data on custom programs through regular reporting.

External Liaison and Communication
  • Develop and manage relationships and connections to corporate decision makers, enabling an understanding in market trends and the current and future needs of potential business partners.
  • Identify and commission market insight/market information, contributing to and identify key marketing and communication messaging across hard and digital media.
  • Network at a senior level through various business-to-business (B2B) business development and networking activities.


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of collaboratively designing and developing Professional Education programmes. 
  • Proven experience of business development and generating new leads
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Professional Education marketplace and the use of data to identify current and emerging trends.
  • Strong commercial awareness and financial planning skills. 

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