Start-Up Advisor

Recruiter
Reed Specialist Recruitment
Location
Colchester
Salary
29323.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
If you are confident, able to engage with people, and in a position to offer business advice to new companies then this could be the job for you. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is seeking a dynamic and driven Start-Up Advisor to facilitate the delivery of an exciting new business support project across Essex as part of the Business Essex, Southend and Thurrock (BEST) Growth Hub. This is a brand new job being offered on 2 year fixed term contract and is part funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund). If you feel you can add value to the Economic Development team, then please read on for further details.

As a Start-Up Advisor you will be helping the South East Business Boost project to utilise £6.4 million of ERDF funds to deliver an enhanced business support and business grant facility to SMEs across the South East Local Enterprise Partnership area. The post holder will specialise in supporting individuals who are currently at the pre-start or start up stage with their business plans. Duties will include developing business plans, carrying out market research, providing advice on general business information and assisting businesses to apply for funding. You will be expected to develop innovative ways of finding and supporting new and existing clients to start their own business e.g. business information sessions, networking events, forums, and advisory sessions. This role will involve travel to various locations across Essex, including remote working at partner organisations.

Excellent communication skills along with an ability to build and maintain relationships are essential for this job. You are expected to have strong business development experience along with a professional approach to managing and delivering business assessment, advice and development. This is a target driven role offering you the opportunity to assist fledgling businesses enable economic growth. You will therefore be expected to use your own initiative, knowledge and experience when supporting businesses. The post holder will provide practical, in-depth advice and help develop action plans. Due to locations, this role will be more suited to a driver as you are expected to move around the County. The job requires you to hold an SFEDI accreditation.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
For more information about this brilliant job opportunity and to obtain a full job description, please contact alex.brown@reedglobal.com or call me on 01702 455330 for a conversation.

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