• Office Location: 2nd Floor Exchange House 484 Midsummer Boulevard Milton Keynes, MK9 2EA
  • Office Name: Milton Keynes Education
  • Salary: £35000 - £38000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 499105

Business Manager

Business Manager – Reed Education, Milton Keynes

Salary: Negotiable plus bonus and car allowance

Hours: Full Time, Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours a week, permanent

Location: Milton Keynes

This role will be managing the Reed Education, Milton Keynes branch. With an excellent billing history and good reputation, its ever growing team now requires a Business Manager.  For this role, you will need to be highly motivated, driven, seriously full of determination and grit to succeed.

You may be from a primary, secondary or SEN desk background, you’d have experience in day to day supply, long-term placement and permanent recruitment for schools, however we’d be happy to hear from you if you’ve worked in a different industry sector. 

We are looking for a strong leader, with a strategic positive mind-set and a real drive for success.  You may be a Senior Consultant with a proven track record of success looking to progress into a management role, or a Recruitment Manager wanting to find security and to build your career aspirations with the largest family – owned recruitment company in the world.

You will motivate and inspire and demonstrate your expertise as a recruiter in this highly specialist market.

In return you will get the following:

  • A competitive basic salary plus car allowance
  • An outstanding bonus scheme – the scheme will reward you firstly as a billing BM (set % of anything billed), we’ll even give you a one off £1500 for billing your first £50,000 each financial year. It comes with an office performance bonus, not based on budgets or prior year, but based on income performance each period set as a threshold. So, you earn even if you are not up against last year/and or budget
  • We also offer our BM’s a fantastic Annual Bonus for outstanding performance across 4 key areas of net income/gross profit growth, profit/contribution growth, performance against budget and finally net income/GP per head
  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays and up to 5 days off term time
  • You will have access to the Reed system, and to Reed.co.uk and its 12m candidate database – over 500,000 Education professionals are on the system
  • Reed Education has its own marketing team – separate to the wider Reed company – we understand that our sector is unique and different so we need to support that in our marketing.
  • The chance at five years to have a weeks sabbatical and at 10 years, an eight week sabbatical

And what we will want from you..

  • To manage the sales office with full P&L control
  • You will be expected to shape the sales, set the KPI’s (we are not interested in just X amount of calls culture – we want a BM who knows the value of input/output and what is required to grow)
  • See our schools, service our schools, retain our schools
  • To win new clients
  • To manage the consultants, but in a culture of coaching and development
  • Manage our candidates, the most important part after our consultants
  • Manage and develop, and accelerate, our day to day, long-term and permanent income week on week, period on period, quarter on quarter and year on year

So if you are an outstanding consultant who has a proven track record but now wants to really step into the management seat, who believes in themselves to make it in a BM role, then we want to hear from you.

Simply submit an application to express your interest! If successful, Talent Acquisition will get in contact to arrange a telephone interview. Following this we will either arrange a video interview or register your interest for a face to face interview.

Please note that confirmation of offers and start dates during this time may be impacted by economic changes and government advice.  

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