Head of Sales - Employability Training

Job Type:
Job Title / Sector:
Sales & Marketing, Employment / Engagement Officer, Employability, Welfare to Work
East Midlands
£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
V Training Recruitment
Job Ref:

Head of Sales - Employability Training

Derby based - (covering the Midlands region)

Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 plus bonus 


This is an exciting Senior Business Development vacancy, working for an established Training Provider who have successfully secured contracts to deliver multiple employability programmes across the Midlands.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the overall purpose of this role is to manage and run the organisations' employability sales function, covering both Employer and Learner Engagement. The position also involves hands on sales / employer engagement.

We are specifically seeking applicants with Employability Training (Welfare to Work) experience.


  • Promotion of the Training offer to stakeholders and employers in the Midlands
  • Effectively manage the employability sales team including the Learner Engagement function and team
  • Understand eligibility criteria and programme offer for all funded and commercial training programmes 
  • Identification of key employers, or employer groups, and lead on ensuring targeting of employers
  • Gather employer and sector intelligence to develop programme offer
  • Actively contribute to business planning and performance monitoring to support agreement and delivery of targets
  • Develop expertise in key employers, sectors and opportunities using these to drive innovation and growth
  • Keep up to date and report on Labour Market trends and requirements
  • Demonstration up to date understanding of all contracts, content and eligibility
  • Keep up to date with Government, LEP and sector developments and priorities


  • 2 years’ experience from an employability training background
  • Experience of the D2N2 region and surrounding geographies 
  • Proven track record in lead generation and sales closing
  • Used to working towards and hitting team and individual targets
  • Ability to build strong working relationships 
  • Ability to line manage a team 
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to persuade, influence and negotiate effectively at all levels within and outside the organisation
  • Knowledge of local labour markets and population/demographics 
Closing Date:
Contact Details:
V Training Recruitment
Tel: 01332869371
Fax: 1332869371
Contact: Applications Team

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