Salary: £35,000 with bonus OTE of £40,000

Working pattern: Full Time 36.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Office Based Lancaster

Job Description

IDL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascentis, (the Educational Charity based in Lancaster).  The organisation offers its literacy and numeracy online programs for sale to schools, colleges or individuals who have difficulties with reading, spelling or who are looking to improve their ability in mathematics.

The IDL programs are now serving over 2,000 schools with 50,000 pupils having used the program in 2018.  The business of IDL has grown rapidly since 2015 and is now being used across the UK and Internationally.

Due to increasing growth opportunities, we are now looking to appoint a new National Account Manager to drive the business forward.

This exciting, strategic opportunity will involve leadership of the customer journey, identifying new opportunities and managing a team of Regional Sales Managers,  

You will be fully responsible for maintaining and building on the already strong relationships, creating and implementing joint business plans and promotional opportunities, analysing sales data and performance trends, accurate forecasting and achieving the agreed sales targets. 

Successful applicants will have a proven track record in achieving sales targets within challenging environments whilst demonstrating return on investment and will have significant experience in fostering excellent working relationships with both new and existing customers. Must have previous experience at managing a team. 

The role will mainly be office based with occasional travel across the UK.


  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays which equates to 33 days leave
  • Staff Development Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Incremental Service benefits
  • 24 hour Employee Helpline

Further information and how to apply

  • To discuss this post further, please contact Sarah Hepworth, Director of People and Performance on 01524 845046.
  • To apply please send an up to date copy of you CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and why you are suitable for the role to [email protected]
  • For full job description, please click here
  • Deadline for receipt of applications – 26th February 2019
  • Interview date will be 06th March 2019