Competency-Based Learning Business Development Manager

University of East London Professional Services

(24 months Fixed Term Contract)
Location: Docklands Campus

UEL’s ambition is to become London’s leading university for civic engagement. We are a vibrant and diverse university located in the heart of east London. Our new corporate plan sets an ambitious agenda for our future success and growth which focusses on the delivery of high quality teaching and learning and excellence in research.

UEL are introducing an innovative route for adults to achieve higher education certification and professional awards, through building on their knowledge, and learning how to demonstrate their mastery of the competencies that employers need to close the skills gap. Competency Based Learning (CBL) is a new model for higher education, expanding rapidly in the USA and to be delivered from September 2017 by the University of East London. At UEL, we are convinced that competency-based learning will provide effective, achievable and affordable higher education, exploiting the potential of digital learning backed by dedicated coaching.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to lead the promotion and sales of UEL’s CBL offering to employers and employees. You will create and foster a diverse range of external stakeholders and contacts as part of an extensive network of interested partners and clients for CBL; work with UEL’s marketing services to develop and maintain marketing materials to promote CBL to employers and employees; and collaborate with UEL’s academic teams to shape and expand our range of CBL products to meet the emerging needs of our markets.

Educated to degree level, you will have excellent verbal and written English skills and experience in marketing and project management in the HE/FE sector. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to be able to promote UEL’s CBL model to attract interested partners and clients. In addition to this you will demonstrate excellent planning, organising and prioritising skills and the ability to work independently and flexibly.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by UEL Professional Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of UEL. Employees of UEL Professional Services Ltd work alongside UEL colleagues in delivery of UEL’s mission. Details regarding employment benefits can be found at the employee benefits section of our recruitment pages

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at

Interviews will be held week commencing 23 January 2017.

CVs without completed applications forms will not be accepted

We are working to improve the diversity of our staff

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