Business Development Consultant


The post holder will build relationships through exceptional customer service, marketing knowledge and an added value mindset.

You will establish and develop productive relationships with all new employers to support with their business growth strategies and development needs.

The post holder will assist the Executive Director of Apprenticeships, Business Development and Future Skills to achieve to the college’s growth and income diversification strategy.


  • Deliver outstanding customer service to all employers and stakeholders, and act as initial point of contact for all new business
  • Achieve recruitment and sales targets as well as other KPI’s as agreed with Executive Director of Apprenticeships, Business Development and Future Skills
  • Be responsible for the building of mutually beneficial relationships with employers and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of information provided to employers in line with relevant funding and guidance.
  • Engage employers in the co-design of apprenticeship standards to support and inform curriculum intent and implementation
  • Maximise the use of market intelligence to inform employer engagement sales and marketing strategies.
  • Maintain planned regular contact with employers to ensure ongoing satisfaction to identify new opportunities.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of Apprenticeship funding and a working knowledge of other funding streams and government initiatives.
  • To furnish SLT with accurate starts and pipeline data on a monthly basis
  • To ensure the compliance report is up to date and accurate for monthly Apprenticeship Operational Group meeting.
  • Ensure continuous development and improvement of professional knowledge.
  • Any other duties of a similar level of responsibility as may be required.

Hopwood Hall College is an equal opportunities employer. Our values are underpinned by equality, diversity and inclusion for all. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Being an inclusive workplace means we ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and flourish as part of our team irrespective of their age, gender, race, sexuality, religion or belief, disability, gender reassignment or marital status. We respect and value our differences and aim to bring out the best in people by creating a culture where everyone feels included and appreciated.

We are a Disability Confident employer and have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in the job description.

Other Information

LOCATION: Across our Middleton and Rochdale Campus

CLOSING DATE: 11th June 2023

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346