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Business Relationship Advisor, this post is part funded by the European Social Fund

Enterprise & Innovation - Commercial Services

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £25,910 to £31,784 per annum, by annual incremental progression
Fixed Term
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 January 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0134-19-R2
Further details:    Job Description    

The University of Sunderland have recently secured an ESF Contract, supporting employed individuals to improve their digital skills. This new contract is managed and delivered by MTC Training, who are one of a number of successful commercial enterprises formed by the University of Sunderland.  

MTC is a training provider offering a range of accredited courses in a wide range of IT and project management, as well as a portfolio of Apprenticeship Programmes.  MTC’s core objective is to serve the North East region as a leading provider of accredited training.  Based at the Industry Centre, Enterprise Park West, Sunderland – MTC offers the highest technical accreditations available and serves the whole of the North East region. The centre has a reputation for excellence and quality, built upon the exceptional dedication and professionalism of our team.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced sales professional to support the development and successful completion of this new contract.

As Business Relationship Advisor, you will be targeted with engaging new customers & participants for the ESF Digital Skills programme, whilst building and maintaining effective relationships with existing MTC clients.  We are looking for a self motivated, passionate sales professional with an understanding of the full sales cycle.  The role requires you to hold a relevant professional qualification, or substantial sales and marketing experience. You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of sales achievement against targets, with experience of developing and delivering engagement strategies.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Michelle Francis- Lead Business Relationship Advisor on 0191 5153355, or

This post is part funded by the European Social Fund

Please note that this vacancy is also being advertised to staff eligible for redeployment via the University redeployment portal.  Applicants who are eligible for redeployment will be interviewed before any other external candidates are considered.

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Please note that this role is not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship in accordance with the Home Office Points Based Immigration System.  Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS clearance check.

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area.

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