Job Opportunities2018-09-12T17:44:38+00:00

Jobs and Vacancies

AlphaPlus Ltd – Chair of the Board

Part-time (up to a maximum of 60 days pa)

Rate of pay: £500 per day

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 3 October 2018 at noon

AlphaPlus is seeking to appoint a part-time non-executive Chair of the company. The individual we are seeking will have experience at a senior level in both education and the commercial world, ideally but not necessarily with knowledge of educational assessment.

AlphaPlus is a limited company and education consultancy specialising in the design, development and deployment of qualifications and their underpinning assessment, and in the evaluation of their performance and impact. We have a core team of 22 staff primarily based in our Manchester head office, and in addition draw upon a team of approximately 350 associates.  For more information about our company, please visit our website, www.alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk.

The Chair will provide inspiration, leadership and direction to the Board in determining company strategy and monitoring the achievement of the organisation’s objectives.

Eligible applicants will have:

  • comprehensive experience of operating successfully in a senior strategic leadership role with a substantial track record of high achievement throughout their career, securing partnerships and business opportunities, and delivering company strategy.
  • several years’ experience at a senior level in the education management sector with a thorough understanding of the sector.
  • experience of external representation, delivering presentations and management of a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • significant experience of chairing meetings and events at a senior level.
  • strong commercial and customer service awareness and experience in the sector.

They will be commercially aware, able to create opportunities and participate in activities to generate new business.

The role may occasionally involve some national travel, with the possibility of international travel.

Informal enquiries are welcome. To arrange an informal discussion please contact Tom Hooley, tom.hooley@alphaplus.co.uk, telephone 0161 249 9249.

The job description, person specification and application form are located on our website, http://www.alphaplus.co.uk/working-with-alphaplus.

To apply, please send the completed application form together with a CV and covering statement to recruitment@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk.

International Business Development Manager
Required for independent education and assessment consultancy

AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd

Office/home-based with extensive travel in the UK and overseas

Closing date:              Monday 8 October 2018 at noon

Interview date:          Tuesday 16 October 2018

Salary:                          to be negotiated

AlphaPlus is a successful and growing education service provider operating in UK and international education sectors, with an outstanding reputation and an entrepreneurial can-do culture.  We specialise in the design, development and deployment of qualifications and their underpinning assessment, and in the evaluation of their performance and impact.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced business development and salesperson to join us as our International Business Development Manager.  The International Business Development Manager will work in the field to source and develop potential customers, provide customer support and maximise sales of the company’s services, working to set targets.  S/he will report to the Business Development Director and work with the Business Development and Tenders Manager to support the production of proposals for submission to customers.

Our sales approach is highly consultative with sales durations of 1-6 months and projects ranging from £25k to several £million.  Matching supplier and customer culture in education is a critical success factor.  AlphaPlus’ reputation is as a trusted ethical professional organisation that cares about education – we need this reputation to be maintained and enhanced as our team grows.

The role will be based partly in the AlphaPlus Head Office in Castlefield, Manchester, UK, or from home by agreement, with regular visits to  Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, other GCC countries in particular, and other parts of the world.  We anticipate that for at least the first 18 months the role will be based overseas for 30% of the time, involving  short visits of 1-2 weeks followed by a longer amount of time back in the UK.  The work will involve travel to the premises of existing and potential customers.

The successful candidate will be an outgoing, achievement-oriented person with exceptional networking and interpersonal skills and a proven track record of success in business development and sales, preferably in the education sector, although this is not essential.  Fluency or good working knowledge of Arabic is desirable but not essential.   Awareness of and experience of business culture in GCC countries is essential, as is a strong commitment to education within a professional and highly ethical business.

As well as a generous salary and bonus scheme, the package includes an employer’s contributory pension, a company-wide annual bonus scheme and generous leave entitlement.

We have a core team of around 30 staff primarily based in our Manchester head office with a team of over 350 associates.  For more information about our company, please visit our website, http://www.alphaplus.co.uk.

The job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded from https://www.alphaplus.co.uk/work-with-us/.  For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact John Winkley, Director, john.winkley@alphaplus.co.uk, telephone 07973 744617.

To apply, please send the completed application form together with a CV and covering statement setting out how you meet the requirements of the role to recruitment@alphaplus.co.uk.  No agency applications.