Commercial Manager

Location: South Bristol Skills Academy  Salary: £34,073 - £37,225 Closing Date: 2nd June 2024

Contract: Permanent, Full-time

This is such an amazing time to join the team here at City of Bristol College, with recent investment in our already outstanding teaching facilities the College has a great deal to offer both staff and students. We have an exciting, completely new opportunity for an enthusiastic, proactive and commercially minded person to join us.

About the role:

The role of commercial manager is key to ensuring the success of the College’s growth strategy for the full cost course provision. The successful applicant will work closely with heads of department and programme managers to ensure that enrolment targets for full cost courses are met and revenue targets are achieved, as well as identifying growth opportunities and innovative income streams and ensuring a good customer experience.

The role will also work closely with heads of department, the business development team as well as partners of the College, to develop relevant commercial offerings ensuring they are brought to market in an effective way and ensure that customers experience a seamless handover to the delivery side of the College.

The successful candidate will work closely with the marketing department to ensure that there is effective promotion of the above courses. They will also be responsible for monitoring application and enrolment numbers to ensure that target numbers are met or exceeded.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference and to make the role your own!

Our Benefits:

  • A generous holiday entitlement of 26 holiday days, plus bank holidays and 10 closure days which fall over Christmas to spend time with friends and families.
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 18.0 %
  • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments offered on site
  • Family-friendly policies including flexible and hybrid working working, compassionate leave, enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave, parental leave, job share and fostering friendly leave
  • Up to 3 days paid volunteer leave
  • Excellent facilities including study centres, City Salon, multi-faith prayer rooms, bike storage, City Restaurant (situated at College Green and at SBSA), refectories
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A variety of online shopping discounts and offers and cash health plan
  • Plus a supportive package to ensure continuous professional development.

Please see our Staff Benefits Booklet for more information.


About us:

At City of Bristol College, we have one goal: to help our students succeed. We offer the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, with more than 1,000 courses available from entry to degree level.  We provide education and training to approximately 12,000 students each year. The College is made up of five centres across Bristol and each centre offers excellent, well-equipped, purpose-built facilities. In addition, we have a wide range of community partners allowing us to offer courses in venues across the city. More information about the College can be found on our website. 

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

We are also committed to becoming a Trauma informed setting. We recognise that some of our students have experienced adversity and Trauma and that for some, these experiences may be an ongoing part of everyday life. With this awareness a Trauma Informed approach is embedded in how we work in all departments across the college and this is enhanced by regular staff training and support.

City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The search of the online presence will be conducted for the successful candidates. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the College website. 

Please see our Job Description, Person Specification, Conditions of Service and Applicant information for more information.  

Closing date: 07 June 2024

Interview date: 14 June 2024

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