Head of Employability & Commercial

15 Aug 2022
22 Aug 2022
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

ACCA is committed to a workplace culture which is inclusive, diverse, human and connected.

We're currently looking for a Head of Employability and Commercial on a full time, permanent basis. This position sits within the Learning and Commercial team.

Global applications will be considered for this role.

The job

Reporting to the Director of Learning and Commercial, on a daily basis, you'll be involved in the following:

  • This team will lead the delivery of ACCA's commercial propositions and frameworks with our employers and universities and support ACCA's employability ambitions through ACCA Careers and related initiatives.
    • For universities and employers' partners:
    • Lead the development of engagement frameworks that will be deployed by Relationships teams globally.
    • Establish a clear employer approach (across defined sectors) and manage approach to proposals and the rapid/agile design and delivery of propositions working with content/proposition teams
    • Establish our proposition frameworks to support sales of both our core Qualification and ACCA Learning solutions to our partners
    • Identify educational alliances from a commercial perspective
    • Establish and codify learning partners/universities' approach and framework with Relationships teams
  • Lead the delivery of ACCA's employability agenda through ACCA Careers and coordinating global employability efforts working closely with Relationships
  • Identify commercial opportunities across the directorate and the organisation. Be a conduit between ACCA's learning and education approach and our implementation through relationships.
  • Develop, train, and motivate a globally distributed team of educational experts to support ACCA's ambitions of progression and delivering members' value.

The person

We're looking for someone who:

  • ACCA member or similar accountancy professional qualification with relevant work experience in the professional education industry with international exposure
  • A strong understanding of the education and employers' sector preferably in accountancy and a very good understanding of stakeholder needs; a good technical understanding of ACCA's qualifications
  • Excellent and demonstrable track record in collaboration to achieve success
  • Demonstrates commercial and business acumen and ability to deliver tangible outcomes through working with others and demonstrate track record of achieving commercial success. Proven business development and sales experience
  • Experience of formulating strategy and developing and improving structures and processes to enable delivery of the strategy
  • Knowledge and experience of managing stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly motivated, proactive and enthusiastic, with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Experience of cross-functional working and demonstrate good influencing and negotiating skills
  • Experience in achieving results through others - a collaborative team player
  • Articulate, presentable and professional with experience of effectively presenting to large groups and at conferences
  • Experience in motivating and managing people across a global portfolio; an interest in developing people whilst managing performance; comfortable achieving results through others - a collaborative team player

We strive to create an environment where you can prioritise your wellbeing and offer a competitive benefits package to help you do this. We provide an employee assistance programme and are proud to offer a financial wellbeing tool to our employees.

We are committed to equal opportunities across our recruitment activities and have a real commitment to ensuring the inclusion and well-being of all employees. We have a blended approach to working to support our employees to balance the needs of their job with other aspects of their life.

For more information on ACCA, your journey as a candidate and the benefits of working with ACCA please visit our Work for Us page here https://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/about-us/work-for-us.html.

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