• head of training and education

    Business Continuity Institute

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Dear Applicant,

I’m delighted that you’re interested in joining our team to lead on the development of our growing Education and Training business. We have big plans in this area, which will be key to our long-term growth so this is a particularly important post for us to fill and getting the right person is essential.

Our aim is to be the foremost global body in the business continuity field and to be a leading source of thought leadership and professional development for all involved in the profession.

Our organisation’s mission is the build a more resilient world and we do this through improving the quality of practitioners and creating a body of knowledge that has influence far beyond our own member base. The keys to this are thought leadership and the application of that leadership through our educational activities.

If the thought of joining an organisation that has clear strategy for the future, is recognised for excellence globally and which offers the industry standard certification benchmark is attractive to you then please waste no time in applying. I’d like to hear from you.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this opportunity you can contact our advising consultants Peridot Partners;  James Hunt (E: james@peridotpartners.co.uk)

David Thorp
Executive Director



Global reach, expert knowledge, and 100% member focused. Since 1994 the BCI has been the world’s leading institute for business continuity and resilience professionals.

The vision of the Business Continuity Institute is:  
A world where all organizations, communities and societies become more resilient

The core values of the Business Continuity Institute are:

Professionalism: The BCI is built on the principle of professionalising BC practice and its work is to promote, underpin and embed that professionalism

Reliability: The BCI is the authoritative, reliable, global source of information on all aspects of Business Continuity theory or practice for professionals and those who have an interest in organizational resilience

Inclusivity: The BCI exists to provide help to anyone worldwide whose work involves any aspect of organizational resilience

The core purpose (mission) of the Business Continuity Institute is: Through the professionalism of our communities, the strength of our relationships, the quality of our education, the breadth of our knowledge and the depth of our insight, together we will build a world where every organization is resilient.

Introduction to Business Continuity

What is Business Continuity?
Flood. Cyber attack. Supply chain failure or losing a key employee. Disruptions to your business can happen at any moment.

Business continuity is about having a plan to deal with difficult situations, so your organization can continue to function with as little disruption as possible.

Whether it’s a business, public sector organization, or charity, you need to know how you can keep going under any circumstances.

Make a plan
A good BC plan recognises potential threats to an organization and analyses what impact they may have on day-to-day operations.

It also provides a way to mitigate these threats, putting in place a framework which allows key functions of the business to continue even if the worst happens.

BCM Lifecycle: a practical process
Best practice in business continuity is built on the stages of the BCM Lifecycle.

This process guides organizations in identifying threats, designing responses, implementing a plan and measuring effectiveness. It’s an ongoing process to continually build and improve organizational resilience.

For more information about the BCI, please visit: www.thebci.org

about the role


Head of Training and Education
Business Continuity Institute (BCI)
Salary: c£50,000 per annum, depending on proven experience
Location: Caversham, Reading, UK

Global reach, expert knowledge, and 100% member focused. Since 1994 the BCI has been the world’s leading institute for business continuity and resilience professionals. The BCI has around 9,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide, supported by a dedicated team of 30 staff, predominately based at our offices in Reading.

As part of the senior management team, reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Head of Training and Education will manage and develop the BCI Training and Education business, including current and future stakeholder relationships, supported by a team of two. You will lead the existing and new Training and Education partners globally, including the quality control and annual pricing lists.  Also, a key part will be the development and management of existing and new relationships with higher education, academia and resilience related management discipline professional bodies, including managing the delivery of the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination programme and third party suppliers involved in examinations and marking. The development of new training products and services will also be an important aspect of the role and an understanding of awarding bodies will an advantage.  

You will have worked in a qualification environment previously, and although not essential, ideally come with experience gained within a professional member body. Key will be experience of operational management in a training and education setting and in Customer Relationship Management with international stakeholder groups key to a training and education business. The ability to negotiate, communicate with and manage diverse global teams with a level of culture sensitivity is crucial, as is the ability to manage complex projects. 

The role we require roughly 20% of your time traveling, either within the UK or internationally.

This key position within our organisation offers an excellent and exciting opportunity to make your mark. We’re a respected, modern and dynamic organisation with significant growth potential.

Closing date for formal applications: 9am, Wednesday 15th August 2018

To view the full job information pack, please visit the ‘HOW TO APPLY’ page.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners, James Hunt at james@peridotpartners.co.uk



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