Community Business Development Consultant

Eastern Colleges Group
£22,368 - £24,588 Per Year
18 Nov 2023 13:07
17 Dec 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Sales / Business Development
Contract Type
Part Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Community Business Development Consultant

Community Business Development Consultant

Job description
  • West Suffolk College in collaboration with WEA and The Viva Arts & Community Group
  • Based at Viva, Soham, Ely CB7 5DS
  • 19 hours per week (which can be worked flexibly), 52 weeks per year
  • Fixed Term Contract until December 2024
  • Salary: £22,368 per annum - £24,588 per annum (Actual Salary £11,486 per annum - £12,626 per annum )
We are seeking a Community Business Development Consultant, to work within the Viva Community Team in collaboration with WEA and Eastern Education Group to promote community engagement and utilise the Adult Education Budget to provide education and training opportunities for local residents.

The successful candidate will be a great communicator, a major part of this role is talking to various different stakeholders, both online and face to face, to effectively engage with the local and surrounding communities to promote our joint education and training offer in Soham and across Fenland and East Cambridgeshire including Chatteris. The role will also include supporting and directing applicants appropriately, enabling progression into employment or further training.

We also offer a wide range of staff benefits including:
  • Membership into Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Family friendly policies and flexible working
  • Access to our employee assistance programme
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Free parking
  • Canteen
  • Company Events
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities - including staff development days
West Suffolk College is one of the country's leading further education and apprenticeship providers. Our apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average. We offer many degrees, HNCs and HNDs at our focused and inclusive University Studies Centre . We have around 13,000 students including nearly 2,000 apprentices studying with us.

As a College, our Character Strengths and Mission Statement underpin our expectations of all our students and employees. Please familiarise yourself with these and incorporate them into your personal statement; this will be of benefit if you are invited to attend for an interview.

This is an opportunity to join a hugely supportive organisation where we value, support and facilitate your professional development, as well as offering many other benefits including an attractive pension scheme, staff wellbeing initiatives and employee assistance.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information please contact our recruitment team at: [email protected]

Completed application forms should be made via out recruitment portal - if you have not heard from a member of the HR Team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Closing Date: 8.00am on Monday 20th November 2023

Interviews: Thursday 30 th November 2023 @ Soham Viva Centre

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!