Current Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities


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Short Course Business Manager

Salary: £35,333 per annum
Closing date: Friday 2nd June 2023

Full time, 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Writtle University College is one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK, with a history that spans over 125 years. Established in 1893, we continue to offer a range of Land-based, Design, Animal Science, Equine and Sports courses at our beautiful 220-hectare estate.  

Writtle University College offers a variety of Short Courses from professionally accredited bodies for technical skills, to craft and hobby courses. Generally, our professional courses, are run during the working week, with our leisure courses running in the evenings, and at weekends.

We are looking to appoint a Short Course Business Manager to lead the Short Course team, and to take responsibility for the development of a portfolio of courses, customised training, and professional certificates of competence, to support with our third-stream generation income through our Writtle for Business unit. This is an exciting role that forms a core part of our business-facing strategy.

The key role is responsible for the development, planning, co-ordination and budgetary control of the Short Course Department, using the previous year’s data to determine appropriate resources, course schedules and professionally skilled delivery staff. The successful applicant will work with colleagues in the Writtle for Business unit, building capacity and creating opportunities for growth, interacting with customers, exploring and pursuing potential sales opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have a degree/professional qualification, or the equivalent level of experience, and it would also be advantageous to have held a similar role previously. This role necessitates some evening and weekend working. 

For an application pack, please download the below Application Pack, which includes an Application for Employment Form, and Job Description. Please send your completed Application Form to email: . Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Interview Date: 14 June 2023 

Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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