Group International Business Development Manager

Location: OXFORD Base (UK and International Travel)

This is a new, exciting opportunity to join a progressive education group with a strong track record in UK further education and which is currently expanding in the international, school and higher education sectors. You will play a key role in a small dynamic International team, taking responsibility for the recruitment of full-time international students and the development of bespoke courses and summer schools, all aimed at delivering a world-class student experience throughout all the stages of the learner journey

You will be responsible for growing student numbers and levels of income and will actively build strategic partnerships and key stakeholder networks in China, SE Asia and South America. Your work will involve identifying international market opportunities, presenting the Activate Learning course portfolio to these markets, attending exhibitions, presenting to delegations, visiting schools and agents as well as supporting the Group International Director of International Development with the strategic and operational planning of the group’s international portfolio.

Who we are looking for

As the successful candidate you will have a keen commercial approach and will already have built a strong track record in recruiting international students. You will have experience of making an impact in a further or higher education international office. Experience of working in China and South America, along with a proven ability to establish effective partnerships with agents and stakeholders is important,  as is the ability to produce comprehensive annual marketing, recruitment and business development plans for each country to ensure effective market penetration.

You will have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills and be confident in dealing professionally with senior members of staff, both within Activate Learning and partner organisations, and be adept at handling and resolving challenging situations. You will be competent with the Microsoft office programmes including spread sheets and have excellent attention to detail. In addition you will be able to manage multiple deadlines and will have the ability to interpret and implement regulations and policy. A sound working knowledge of Tier 4 Status, HTS / UKVI regulations would be an asset to support International admissions which resides currently within Group Student Services.

Why Activate Learning

At Activate Learning, we transform lives through learning. Activate Learning is a pioneering education group that brings together secondaryfurther and higher education and schools along with workforce training, management consultancy and social enterprise.

Our colleges include; City of Oxford College; Reading College; Banbury and Bicester College and our schools include UTC Reading and UTC Oxford (Opening September 2015)
We empower people to go further in learning and in life, by recognising their uniqueness and by providing an environment which builds confidence and raises aspirations.

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Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Activate Learning is an equal opportunities employer.

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