Deputy Group Director - Business Development & Commercial

Salary band: £54,909 - £61,985 per annum

Closing date: Noon on Monday 7 February 2022

Interview date:  Week commencing Monday 14 February 2022

 

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Introduction

Beyond Boundaries

At New City College, we help students realise possibility. With opportunities for everyone, we encourage our students to look beyond today and to reach their full potential. Our strength comes from our community roots and our ability to nurture talent.

We have the vitality to help students break boundaries and think big, and our new Deputy Group Director will support us to lead the Group’s strategic growth of business development, commercial and key account management activities across all New City College campuses.

We have appointed FE Associates to support us with this important appointment. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Suzanne.Thurlow@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place before the closing date.

About Us - Welcome

Dear Colleague

Deputy Group Director - Business Development & Commercial

Thank you for your interest in the Deputy Group Director - Business Development and Commercial role working across our College campuses. New City College is a large, successful further education college operating in the east of London and south Essex. Our College Group has come together over the last five years through mergers, creating a strong, coherent and ambitious college.

New City College serves more than 9000 students aged 16-18 and a further 20,000 adult learners. Our programmes are broad and our learners diverse in their backgrounds and prior experience. With strong finances and legacy Ofsted grade 2s, we are ambitious about the future.

Our College Group is organised on a matrix system. The successful candidate will lead across all campuses, shaping our culture, ethos and expectations.

We have committed to a Strategic Intent which sets out our bold plans for a newly shaped and responsive curriculum, and a roadmap towards an efficient, proactive and agile organisation. I would encourage you to read that document to gain a sense of what we are about.

We are looking for an experienced FE leader who is ready for the challenge at Group Management level. Our new Deputy Group Director - Business Development and Commercial will be an experienced leader with significant and successful experience of business and commercial development, as well as promotion of apprenticeships. Your commercial acumen will position you well to build and develop our marketplace to increase our commercial income and you will stand out for your success in business development and employer engagement. Your drive for success will help position the college as a lead employer provider for East London. Ideally, you will be degree level qualified or have a relevant professional qualification and experience in managing and motivating teams.

You will join a dynamic and resilient team who care passionately about their work. If you believe that you could build upon and lead with passion, then I urge you to apply.

This is an important appointment and to help us to find the right person, we have retained the support of FE Associates. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our lead consultant, by emailing Suzanne.Thurlow@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams, to take place ahead of the closing date.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully

Gerry McDonald
Group Principal & CEO

How to Apply

If you have the very special qualities and the passion to make a real a difference to the future of our students and business, then we would like to hear from you.

Please complete the registration form below to access the candidate information pack, application form and the equality and diversity form.

NB:  Please ensure you complete all fields and click on both the Terms and Conditions check box as well as the Consent check box to enable access to the documents.

We have appointed FE Associates to help us find the right person.  Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Suzanne.Thurlow@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams which will take place before the closing date.

Closing date: Noon on Monday 7 February 2022

Interview date:  Week commencing Monday 14 February 2022

Stage 1 of 2: Complete the form below

    How to Apply

    Thank you for registering your interest. You can now download the following information relating to the Deputy Group Director - Business Development & Commercial role at New City College.

    Stage 2 of 2: Submitting Your Application

    Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Suzanne.Thurlow@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place before the closing date.

    Once you have obtained the full information and had an informal discussion with Suzanne Thurlow, you must email your application to recruitment@fea.co.uk by the closing date deadline. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

    Please read the 'How to Apply' Section in the Candidate Information Pack for full instructions on how to submit your application.

    Your application must include the following 2 documents:

    1. A fully completed Application Form (located above). Please do not include your CV as part of, or substitute for, the application form.
    2. The Equality and Diversity Form (located below the Application Form).

    Key Dates for Submitting Your Application:

    Closing date: Noon on Monday 7 February 2022

    Interview date:  Week commencing Monday 14 February 2022