This is an exciting time to join an organisation with an important role in the UK's world-class higher education sector. 

Higher education is changing across the UK, and QAA is evolving to meet its needs. We are the UK's independent quality body for higher education with a mission to safeguard and improve the quality of UK higher education, wherever it is delivered in the world. QAA works as the Designated Quality Body for higher education in England, and our new membership scheme was launched in August 2019. We're changing the way we work and introducing new services to benefit universities and colleges throughout the UK and support their operation globally. 

We’re looking for a talented and enthusiastic business development professional, who shares our commitment to improving and promoting the UK’s world-class reputation for delivering a quality higher education experience for all students.

This role within our Business Development team is responsible for developing and managing QAA’s sales channels and delivering commercial growth in the UK and overseas. The successful applicant will lead the QAA Business Development team to manage all lead generation, sales and conversion activity and achieve commercial targets. The role involves regular travel in the UK and overseas.

We are looking for an ambitious and sales-driven individual, with a strong sense of commercial acumen and a successful track record of consultative sales. The postholder is also required to have an understanding of the UK higher education sector and the current issues and challenges it faces.

It is important that you have experience of developing and implementing global sales strategies, leading sales teams and have experience of winning bids and contract management.

More information can be found in the job description.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV with a short covering letter. Many of our employees work flexibly in different ways, including part-time and compressed hours. Please let us know about the flexibility you need in your application.

QAA values equality and diversity and recognises the benefits this brings. We welcome applications from all qualified people and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

If you have not heard from QAA within three weeks of the closing date for this vacancy, then your application has not been successful. Please be aware that we are unable to provide feedback on individual job applications.

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