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2 Million
Online Learners
We have 2,404,801 registered online learners, 50 new learners so far today.

Vacancies

Virtual College has been one of the UK’s leading providers of online learning for over twenty years and has delivered training to over 2 million learners. We are based in the picturesque town of Ilkley on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside. It’s a great place to work, and is ideally located between Leeds and Bradford.

At the global e-learning awards 2015, Virtual College were winners in four different categories, including gold for the prestigious 'E-learning development company of the year'.

Our Vision is that we have ‘20 million online learners by 2020’ and our Values are being Passionate, Customer Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and demonstrate Integrity.

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 – careers@virtual-college.co.uk. Please state clearly where you saw the position advertised.

We are an Equality & Diversity employer. No agencies please. A PSL list exists for our technical roles. 

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Divisions

  • Group Services
  • B2B Sales
  • Growth and Innovation
  • OLS and Marketing

Job Roles

Business Development Managers

Positions are available in our B2B Sales 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.
 
Healthcare or Safeguarding Business Development Manager
  • You will engage with different organisations and agencies in the sector including some/all of Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adult’s Boards, NHS, private healthcare providers, charities, care homes, Police and other public sector bodies.
  • You will be responsible for engaging new customers from both the public and private sector, and potentially also manage some existing accounts. You will work with a member support administrator to analyse usage of the products and provide reports to the customer on return on investment.
  • You will be responsible for presenting at a high level to potential new customers and to newly engaged customers on how to use the products and services so that they get best value from what they have bought.
Corporate Business Development Manager - sectors include Construction, Manufacturing, Retail & Logistics, Facilities Management, Professional Services and Hospitality
  • You will engage with different organisations in the corporate and education sector including FE colleges, schools, and several sectors within the corporate privately owned sectors, eg construction, housing, retail and hospitality.
  • You will be responsible for engaging new customers from both the public and private sector. This is purely a new business role where you will be responsible for prospecting and converting leads. You will work with marketing to create value added campaigns to drive leads. This is a consultative based sale to the customer focusing on how our products can utilise a return on investment.
  • You will be responsible for presenting at a high level to potential new customers how to use the products and services so that they get best value from what they have bought.
  • A drive sales drive required with a proven target driven success in a B2B role
Key Duties and Requirements:
  • 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
Package also includes:
  • Comprehensive induction & ongoing training, our Sales Academy will support you from day one, identifying and supporting you with all your training and development needs
  • Clear progression framework and commission
  • You will receive a top of the range Microsoft Surface, Satnav and mobile phone allowance for business use
  • Premier Inn business account / meal allowance for overnight stays, 1x 16-25 railcard (where applicable) and a generous mileage allowance
  • Team building events such as It’s a Knockout, Go Karting & meals out

If you would like to apply for this role please download our application form and complete and send over, along with your CV and covering letter, to our HR team at careers@virtual-college.co.uk.

Customer Account Manager (Public Sector)

Due to ambitious growth plans we have a number of positions available within our dynamic Sales Division, specifically within our Public Sector focussed sales teams.

Our Customer Account Managers are the heartbeat of our business and we are looking for employees who share our passion and drive. 

You will engage with a variety of different customers, specialising in either: NHS and other healthcare organisations, Safeguarding Children’s & Adults Boards and Councils, or educational establishments such as schools, colleges, universities and private training providers.

As one of Yorkshire’s fastest growing companies, Virtual College has been one of the UK’s leading providers of online learning for over twenty years and has delivered training to over 2 million learners.

At the global e-learning awards 2015, Virtual College were winners in four different categories, including gold for the prestigious 'E-learning development company of the year'.

We are based in the picturesque town of Ilkley on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside. It’s a great place to work, and is ideally located between Leeds and Bradford.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a new challenge with an exciting and growing company.

The role requires you to:

  • Proactively manage of a portfolio of existing accounts with the aim of retaining their custom and maximising revenue and service opportunities
  • Build strong relationships through taking a consultative approach in order to deliver the outcomes, products and services that the customer needs
  • Project/ contract manage accounts and service delivery commitments
  • Work with colleagues and customers to develop and implement creative service solutions to meet customers changing and developing needs
  • Work with your Sales Manager and the Marketing Team to develop and deliver sales and marketing campaigns
  • Meets and exceed team and individual sales targets

You need to have:

  • Passion, tenacity and drive to meet individual and team targets
  • Confidence in presenting at all levels, to a range of different organisations
  • A strong customer focus and ability to build relationships to continue customer engagement with our products and services
  • The ability to communicate well at all levels with good attention to detail
  • A positive, confident and friendly demeanour with high level of integrity
  • Excellent client facing and telephone skills
  • A proactive approach and the ability to work on own initiative
  • The ability to develop and nurture relationships quickly
  • Excellent IT skills, you must be able to create presentations, have a working understanding of Excel and Word and be able to learn new systems quickly
  • A trustworthy nature, being able to work independently and as part of a focussed team
  • A full driving licence and access to a car and be willing to travel nationally, staying away from home on a regular basis
Package also includes:
  • Comprehensive induction & ongoing training, our Sales Academy will support you from day one, identifying and supporting you with all your training and development needs
  • Clear progression framework and commission
  • You will receive a top of the range Microsoft Surface, Satnav and mobile phone allowance for business use
  • Premier Inn business account / meal allowance for overnight stays, 1x 16-25 railcard (where applicable) and a generous mileage allowance
  • Team building events such as It’s a Knockout, Go Karting & meals out

If you would like to apply for this role please download our application form and complete and send over, along with your CV and covering letter, to our HR team at careers@virtual-college.co.uk.

MVC.Net Web Developer

We are looking to recruit a keen experienced person to join our expanding team of Software Developers. You will be part of a successful, highly driven and professional IT Department providing high quality e-learning, learning management software and continuous improvement tools. This is an interesting and complex role that will impart a broad range of skills, which will not only help you to build your career path but will also play a vital part in helping organisations to improve lives.

Our Software Developers are the heart and soul of our organisation so every day you’ll be given new challenges and responsibilities whilst working alongside like-minded, intelligent people.  This role requires excellent organisational skills and a good understanding of programming ideologies as well as some experience in the following technologies:

Essential Skills:

  • C# - minimum 2 years commercial experience
  • SQL/SQL Server 2008+ - minimum 2 years commercial experience
  • JavaScript
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • HTML/CSS
  • Visual Studio 2012+

Preferable Skills:

  • Entity Framework
  • Agile Scrum
  • Unit Testing
  • IIS 7.5+
  • TFS 2012+
  • Git version control

We have openings for permanent roles, to work as a key part of the company’s development team working on our main live websites and applications. This role requires an individual who is enthusiastic, willing to learn, well-motivated, ready for a challenge, loves solving problems and works extremely well within a team.  All projects are run in a SCRUM/Agile environment and require a great level of team work.

Benefits include (after a probationary period of 3 months):

  • Top spec software and hardware
  • Exciting projects
  • Competitive salary
  • Free parking
  • Contributory pension scheme (matched)
  • Great socials
  • Health plan
  • Life assurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Regular summer ice cream

Being a Microsoft partner, the Virtual College development team work heavily with the latest Microsoft stack. MVC, SQL, Entity Framework. We pride ourselves on trying new technologies and always encourage our team members to try new things. We also heavily use modern JavaScript libraries like Requirejs, Knockout and Raphael. Our UX designers also use the latest front end technologies like SASS, HTML5 and advanced template engines.

Marketing Analyst

The Marketing Analyst is responsible for championing a data-driven approach to marketing. Using both quantitative and qualitative research you will provide information to help Virtual College make informed decisions, critically evaluating data to draw conclusions from your analysis. In conjunction with other team members identify, quantify and define opportunities within existing and new markets and sectors. Through your ability to influence and provide insight, you will become the go-to person for both research, market and product insights.

Job Duties:

  • Conduct market research for such activities as Voice of the Customer (VOC) and Quality Perception
  • Identifies and understands key competitors’ products and services – understanding strengths and weakness to assist the marketing team ascertain where Virtual College could gain a competitive advantage
  • Carry out competitive analysis of industry sectors maintaining competitor files and library.
  • Assess and communicate actionable findings with a view to supporting the marketing team to achieve its ambitious goals
  • Analyse market data on consumers, competitors and the market place
  • Remain fully informed on market trends and possible future developments
  • Assist in identifying, quantifying and defining market opportunities for products within existing market sectors and in new market sectors.
  • Manage external market research companies to support Virtual College’s objectives
  • Manage internal and external customer surveys

o   Formulation of surveys

o   Manage the distribution and collation of the same

o   Analysis of results

  • Research opportunities for product development that will fill a market need and generate commercial returns
  • Ensuring all research data is collected in accordance with data protection recommendations
  • Supports other Virtual College activities that fall within the role’s capabilities as directed by the Product Manager and Strategy Manager

Requirements:

  • Proven market research analysis experience both quantitative and qualitative. A minimum of three years' experience in a research role
  • Possess knowledge of SQL, data visualisation software, and statistical analysis software - desirable
  • Experience of gathering and analysing data from different sources
  • Experience of translating information and data into actionable insights
  • Ability to build strong professional internal and external relationships
  • Customer focussed
  • Ability to work with and through others to get a job done
  • Knowledge of marketing and business development
  • Ability to present research data in an easy to understand way
  • Presentation skills
  • Report writing skills and experience of the same
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to grasp technology and its business application
  • IT packages – High level of proficiency with Excel
  • Excellent knowledge of PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience of web analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics / Trends)
  • Experience of CRM systems (e.g. Salesforce / Microsoft Dynamics)
  • Experience of web survey tools
  • Degree qualified or with suitable experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Critical thinker
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Time management & strong organisational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Energy, drive and passion
  • Personal ambition and driven to achieve targets and objectives
  • Proactive, a “doer” – rolls sleeves up and gets things done

Direct Sales Executive

With a basic of £17,000 plus uncapped commission, benefits coming out of your ears and copious amounts of development opportunities Virtual College are looking for sales superstars to join their existing direct sales team.

With over 2 million online learners and an ambitious target of introducing 20 million learners by 2020, could your ambition for success, drive for results and initiative to sell help us on our journey to become the UK’s number one provider in our chosen areas?

Confidence and motivation are key to this role – it will be your responsibility to:

  • Work closely with your team and manager to plan tactical sales strategies in line with our 300 plus course offering
  • Speak with organisations within the Construction, Education, Housing, Retail, Tourism & Leisure and Health & Social Care sectors to promote the acquisition of e-learning into their organisations
  • Be entirely responsible for your own data management – you’ll have access to a highly customised CRM system, enabling you to be completely on top of your customers

Your judgement and acute profiling of prospects and customers is vitally important to ensure we uphold integrity and our collaborative approach with clients.

With a strong in house marketing team you’ll be working closely with them to generate highly qualified sales leads which you will be responsible for converting.

With over 150 colleagues working throughout 4 divisions you will be communicating with sales and non-sales teams every day – we’re all working towards the same Vision, and our already well-established internal relationships is what will get us there.

Your ultimate goal in this role is to generate income for your own individual and the team sales targets through outbound telesales, speaking with brand new prospects and also by nurturing existing customers.

So basically, if you’re:

  • Passionate about sales
  • Looking for the next step
  • Self-motivated, proactive and resilient
  • Skilled in telephone communication and are IT literate
  • Keen to join an award winning business
  • Looking to earn lots of commission
  • Experienced in understanding customers and are great at building business relationships
  • Experienced in B2B sales
  • Experienced in working to internal procedures and protocols……

…..then this role sounds ideal for you!

Please download our application form and complete and send over, along with your CV and covering letter, to our HR team at careers@virtual-college.co.uk.

Please mention in your email that it is the Direct Sales Executive role you are interested in and we’ll be in touch to arrange an interview. Please state clearly where you saw the position advertised.

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. Regular team building events, lunch time activities including darts, whole company business updates, excellent work/life balance, opportunities for development, butties on achievement of key milestones, ice creams in summer, family BBQ’s (donations to charity), sporting events and the most amazing Christmas party with competitions and prizes. 

We have other vacancies within the Company, so if you do not see the 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 careers@virtual-college.co.uk) and for more information visit www.virtual-college.co.uk.  Hours of work are 37.5 hours (Monday to Friday). Please state clearly where you saw the position advertised.  All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.