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Virtual College Ltd is based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. We are one of the fastest growing companies in Yorkshire. We provide e-learning to over 300 organisations and over 1.75 million learners nationally. We have a broad range of services we package and deliver to meet the specific needs of our customers including a directory of e-learning courses and modules on a comprehensive range of training topics and subjects, bespoke e-learning course development, a sophisticated learning and quality audit management system.

Hours of work are 37.5 hours (Monday to Friday). If you would like to apply for any of the vacancies below, or are interested in other roles with Virtual College, then please send your CV and covering letter detailing your current salary to Human Resources – Please state clearly where you saw the position advertised.

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  • Health & Social Care
  • Business & Education - Tactical Sales
  • Business & Education - Strategic Sales
  • Group Services

Job Roles

Business Development Managers

Positions are available within our Business & Education Division

The Role:

This role will work closely with the Lead Manager / Divisional Director on new business strategy and development from identifying new market areas to drawing up and executing plans to exploit new market areas and products to generate new business sales.

Business and Education Business Development Manager – Vocational Open On-line Courses (Career VOOCs)

  • You will engage with different organisations in the education and private sector including Awarding bodies, Professional Institutions, Corporates, FE colleges and schools to promote the new suite of career VOOCs
  • You will develop commercial strategies to generate sponsorship and revenue from the new Career VOOC products and services
  • You will work with internal colleagues to support the generation of up-sale opportunities
  • You will be responsible for prospecting and converting leads. You will work with marketing to create value add campaigns to drive leads.
  • You will be responsible for presenting at a high level to potential new sponsors – selling the benefits of the new Career VOOC service
  • Sales driven with a proven track record in B2B sales and sponsorship generation

Key Duties and Requirements

You must have experience in the following:

  • New business lead generation
  • New business sales meetings / presentations
  • Quotes and proposals
  • Closing sales
  • Managing effective account manager handover
  • Client management, tracking and reporting
  • Have a full drivers licence and access to a car

Telesales Executives

Health and Social Care, Business and Education (Tactical)

This role is an office based telesales role where you will be responsible for dealing with high volumes of customers and individual sales orders. You will:

  • Work with your manager to contribute to and help develop the proactive marketing campaigns the Division instigates
  • Respond to incoming calls where a sales intervention is required
  • Develop and nurture customers to be handed over to the account managers for long-term, high value account management
  • Organise and book BDM intervention / face to face sales visits where appropriate
  • Liaise with the Administration and Operations team to ensure all sales calls and orders are processed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Proactively follow up customers that have recently purchased a service to assess their satisfaction with the service received and exploit opportunities to upsell
  • Contribute to data cleansing and ensuring that the data we hold on contacts and customers is up to date
  • Use the CRM system to ensure that every call and customer intervention is recorded as per the standards and protocols of Virtual College
  • Provide information on customer and telesales activity to inform marketing and management decisions
  • Proactively and professionally provide the telesales cold calling follow up required for each marketing campaign
  • Be proactive and positive in responding to referrals and other sales leads
  • Sell the full range of products and services of Virtual College and support the Division to meet and exceed team revenue and profit targets
  • Actively engage with customers at all levels to cultivate and optimise all sales opportunities
  • Work effectively with colleagues to consistently meet sales targets therefore supporting the delivery of the division’s annual sales targets / budget requirements
  • Actively works towards the achievement of monetary targets and able to contribute to short / medium / long term plans focussed on achieving those targets
  • Works with colleagues to identify opportunities for marketing new and existing products with the aim of increasing sales
  • Provides marketing input / feedback for a variety of activities and the production of marketing materials including, but not limited to, events, exhibitions, direct mail, presentations, bids, website reviews / updates and newsletters
  • Feeds back any new competitor information so that Virtual College are kept abreast of competitor activity
  • Undertakes a variety of administrative tasks where appropriate and where required.
  • Works to divisional and Virtual College procedures, standards and protocols


  • Outbound sales experience
  • Experience of selling products and services a strong advantage (cold calling experience essential)
  • Excellent telephone manner, communication and written skills
  • IT literate
  • Self-motivated, proactive and resilient
  • Inbound sales experience Relationship building skills
  • Excellent listening, rapport and relationship building skills
  • Confident and the ability to meet and exceed your own sales targets
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Excellent research skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work within procedures, standards and protocols

UX Designer

We are looking for a user experience designer with strong interests and capabilities in the design and development of engaging user experiences. The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication. This individual excels at providing both highly analytical as well as highly creative ideas to a design engagement. The candidate will also have extensive experience in a fast-paced and innovative development environment. A thorough understanding of contemporary user-centred design methodologies is a must. The candidate will report directly to the IT Development Manager and Product owner and will be working alongside an agile development team to plan and design new features for exciting web applications.  The candidate may also be involved in the planning and design of exciting mobile applications in the future.  Candidates must have at least 2 years commercial experience and a strong visual design portfolio.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to IT Development Manager and Product Owner
  • Plan and document new features to specified requirements.
  • Create wireframes and prototypes for features based on specifications.
  • Design and layout concise user flows for new features.
  • Work alongside agile development team.
  • Produce concise and valid HTML mark-up for use in production code.
  • Provide advice and support to developers on User Experience and design matters.
  • Because of Virtual College’s dynamic approach to business opportunities, you will from time to time be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities.



  • Preferably a Degree in Design/Web Development, although for candidates with suitable experience and talent this may not be required.


  • Web design trends.
  • User Experience trends.
  • Accessibility guidelines.
  • Keen knowledge of new technologies.
  • Knowledge of mobile development technologies.


  • Extensive experience with responsive with design methodologies.
  • Creative design skills with high attention to detail.
  • Fluent in HTML and CSS.
  • Experience designing web applications.
  • Experience with JavaScript and CSS pre-processors would be advantageous.
  • Experience in creating extensive documentation and wireframes.
  • Must work well in a team planning environment.
  • Experience using GIT or similar source control repository.
  • Some experience of developing mobile applications would be advantageous.


  • Minimal two years commercial experience in web development (desirable).
  • Must have a strong visual design portfolio.


Experienced MVC.NET developer required for a successful e-learning development environment. Individual requires excellent organisational skills and strong understanding of programming ideologies. The position requires a strong competency in the following technologies:

  • SQL/SQL Server 2008+
  • C#
  • Entity Framework
  • .NET
  • Visual Studio 2008+
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript

This is a permanent position, to work as a key part of the company’s development team working on our main live websites and applications. This role will involve developing advanced applications with a modern User Interface using the latest front end technologies. This role requires an individual who is well motivated and works extremely well within a team, all projects are run in a SCRUM/Agile environment and require a great level of team work.

For each vacancy we also offer: Individual & team incentives/rewards, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, 3% matched contribution Pension Scheme, Simply Health Plan, Life Assurance and Childcare Vouchers.

We have other vacancies within the Company, so if you do not see the a role you are interested in above, please send your CV and covering letter (explaining what area of the business interests you) to Human Resources, at state clearly where you saw the position advertised.