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Are you looking for rewarding work
in a growing organisation?



Working at The Skills Network, you will be joining a diverse workforce who produce fantastic results and are passionate about what they do. Many of our roles are based at our HQ in Selby, North Yorkshire, but we also have many home-based positions to provide flexibility.



Sales Advisor - Selby

Telesales Advisor
OTE £25,000

Do you want to work in a fast paced, thriving sales environment with a commission structure that has no threshold? The minute you start selling you are earning a commission, your earning potential is entirely down to your effort level.

We are recruiting for a driven call centre professional who wants to develop within a successful company. Sales experience is advantageous but not essential.

This position based in airconditioned open planned offices and it is not a typical contact centre environment. In this role, you will have the independence to manage your own time and workload without been chained to an automatic dialler.

The Skills Network are a market leader in providing distance learning courses to various industries across England. We are expanding so can offer progression opportunities for those aspiring to further develop their career. 

The package
We offer a basic salary of £16,500 - £20,000 with a realistic OTE of £25,000. This is uncapped so your effort dictates the rewards. 
As part of The Skills Network family, we offer fast progression routes for high performers with fantastic personal training and development opportunities.
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Perkbox subscription
Cooperate gym membership.
Training and development – CPD opportunities
Free fruit
Team building events
Company events

The role
• B2B sales promoting our fully funded L2 distance learning courses across the country
• Account management to existing customers
• Following up on warm leads generated from our marketing department
• Predominately outbound calls to prospective clients
• Collating customer information
• Generating new enquiries


The candidate
• Good telephone manner
• Highly driven 
• Friendly and approachable
• Energetic and enthusiastic
• Willingness to adapt and respond to the changing and varied needs of the business


This position will be an ideal opportunity for anyone who is outgoing, confident and ready for a challenge. If this is you please click apply. This position is in a commutable distance from Doncaster, Castleford, Pontefract, Selby, York, Leeds and Goole.


At The Skills Network, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants, employees, and partners without regard to race, religion, gender, gender reassignment, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity and any other characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010. The Skills Network believes that diversity and inclusion among our applicant's colleagues and partners are critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Head of UK Account Management - Selby

Department:      Educational Sales
Job title:            Head of UK Account Management 
Reports to:        Executive director of Sales
Salary bracket:  £50,000 £60,000 OTE
Contract type:   Permanent
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

The Skills Network is a leader in the distance learning market place. We deliver technology based products and services to over 5,000 corporate organisations per year. 

Due to the continuous expansion of our organisation, we are looking to appoint a Head of UK Account Management to lead on growing our product offering into our current and new prospective large corporate organisations.

If you’re looking for a management role which is fast-paced, rewarding and has an uncapped potential earning pot, then this job is for you. 

We require a dynamic leader to become an integral part of our sales function within the world of corporate training. Responsible for a UK wide account management team, you’ll be passionate, driven and have a rock star work ethic.

Leading a team that sells Apprenticeships and other training products into large corporate organisations, you will have a strong account management background and ideally, come from a role where selling products and services into the learning and development industry would be highly advantageous. Experience of a commercial role within Apprenticeships, learning technology or other educational products and services would also be beneficial. 

We expect our people to lead by example, therefore this role requires both an individual sales contribution, as well as ensuring your team of account managers hit their goals and have a plan of how to exceed targets. 

This role will require face to face meetings with our partners and therefore frequent UK travel will be required. The base location for this candidate is therefore flexible, with offices in central London and a headquarters in Selby, North Yorkshire. 

In return, you’ll join an ever-growing team who share the same passion for the business, whilst being given clearly defined objectives for now and the future – all wrapped up within a development plan so you can clearly see how you can progress with the organisation and the positive impact you will make for The Skills Network and its customers. 


Key Responsibilities


• Contributing to and executing the sales strategy for the Account Management team
• Hitting all targets – including your own personal contribution
• Planning for exceeding sales targets
• Owning the sales process and KPI’s for all account managers
• Owning key relationships with corporate customers and new prospective customers
• Management of the UK wide Account Management team
• Working in conjunction with operational teams to ensure five star customer experience 
• Ensuring execution of marketing strategy for the account management team – working with in-house marketing to consistently review ROI
• Responsible for real-time reporting via CRM and constantly looking for efficiencies within sales processes or operational functions related to the account management team. 


What are we looking for?


• A proven track record in successfully meeting and exceeding targets in field-based sales
• A track record of leading sales teams
• Experience of selling into the corporate learning and development world would be highly advantageous. Knowledge of apprenticeships, training and learning technologies would also be beneficial. 
• Must be well organized, presentable, professional and able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy. 
• Management of teams
• Excellent presentation skills
• Confident communication skills are essential
• Understanding of the sales process and dynamics
• CRM proficient 
• Excellent numerical and written skills
• Able to use the word, excel, outlook to a high standard
• Educated to Level 5 preferred but not essential
• Full clean driving license.



The Package


• Excellent CPD opportunities
• Perkbox subscription
• Car allowance
• Company phone and laptop
• Eye care vouchers
• Pension scheme
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Free Fruit
• Biannual company events
• Team building days
• Company charity fundraising events
• Discounted gym membership.

Business Development Executive - Selby

Business Development Executive
37.5 hours a week
£20,000 basic OTE £30,000


The Skills Network are in search of a Business Development Executive to work within our busy Business Development department. This is a permanent position with an immediate start available.

This Business Development Executive role is an integral part of delivering personal and team sales targets for the Education Sales Team.  This sales role will be responsible for developing new business opportunities, maximising existing relationships and supporting senior management in executing an effective sales strategy.  

The Role

• Ensure new business opportunities are developed through effective sales strategies, including but not limited to digital marketing, social media campaigning, Events, Self-lead generation, and other initiatives 
• Establishing contacts and develop relationships with prospects in the Education Sector to drive product sales
• Generation of own appointments
Visit clients to evaluate needs and promote products and services, presenting the products when required
• Maintain good relationships with existing clients, gaining repeat business wherever possible
• Meet or exceed personal targets set to enable the company to meet sales targets 
• To undertake senior administrative duties associated with the role including but not limited to updating the TSN Sales CRM system, summary reports and creating proposals
Maintain relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance
• Engage with the Marketing Teams in supporting sales activity to drive lead generation
• Undertake other duties and responsibilities as directed by line management from time to time

What are we looking for?

Knowledge and experience:
• Self-motivated who can work under own initiative. 
• Have a proven track record in successfully meeting and exceeding targets in related field-based sales 
• Must be well organized, presentable, professional and able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy. 
• Previous experience in sales is essential

Skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Confident communication skills are essential
• Understanding of the sales process and dynamics
• Excellent numerical and written skills
• Able to use word, excel, outlook to a high standard
• Educated to Level 5 preferred but not essential
• Full clean driving license

The Package
• Excellent CPD opportunities
• Perkbox subscription
• Eye care vouchers
• Pension scheme
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Free Fruit
• Biannual company events
• Team building days
• Company charity fundraising events
• Discounted gym membership



At The Skills Network, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants, employees, and partners without regard to race,  religion, gender, gender reassignment, age,  disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity and any other characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010. The Skills Network believes that diversity and inclusion among our applicant's colleagues and partners are critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Research Coordinator - Selby

 Research Coordinator 

 37.5 hours per week

 

A critical element to the role is the research, findings and reporting which will influence The Skills Network’s direction in winning new business, its product development and marketing strategy. 

Building relationships with external organisations / agencies / customers is key to the role to ensure TSN is at the forefront of any new sector developments. 

 

The Role

  • Develop market intelligence to inform new product and web developments and marketing strategy for all areas of the business
  • Research learning technologies and ‘the future of tech in education’ to ensure the Company is at the fore front of all new developments
  • Build relationships with individuals, educational institutions and corporate clients in order to gain sector specific intelligence
  • Research and analysis into LMI and demographic data to shape decision making and assumptions
  • To use evidence to provide recommendations for new product development and market opportunities
  • Work with consumer groups to create panels/groups and encourage organic intelligence
  • Develop and maintain formal research tools
  • Competitor analysis
  • Customer analysis
  • Owns the ‘validation of new products’ process in conjunction with Product Development Manager and Director of Creative
  • Funding research - Government and market trends and gap analysis
  • Analysis of our live products and services

General

  • To adhere to policies and procedures of the business
  • Undertake any training relevant to the efficient execution of any of the above duties, and to take responsibility for his/her own professional development
  • To undertake necessary Health and Safety responsibilities and duties as required by this post
  • To undertake any necessary Data Protection responsibilities and duties as required by the post
  • To follow and maintain systems as laid down by line management.

 

What are we looking for?

 Skills required

  • Creative - in approach to problems and how to solve them
  • Self-motivated - can work under own initiative
  • Confidence - to liaise with people from all tiers of business
  • Well-organised
  • Accurate - An eye for detail and a methodical manner
  • Knowledge of databases
  • Experience working with VLE systems
  • Willingness to adapt and respond to the changing and varied needs of the business.

General

  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Confident
  • Ability to work without constant supervision
  • Structured and organised approach
  • Friendly and approachable

 

The Package

  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Perkbox subscription
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free Fruit
  • Biannual company events
  • Team building days
  • Company charity fundraising events
  • Discounted gym membership