Business Growth Advisors

Reed Specialist Recruitment
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have an interest and desire to help businesses grow and flourish? If the answer is yes, then please read on for more information about this brand new opportunity. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is seeking 2 dynamic and driven Business Growth Advisors 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. These are brand new jobs being offered on 2 year fixed term contract and are part funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Funds). If you feel you can add value to the Economic Development team, then please read on for further details.

As a Business Growth 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 Business Growth Advisor will be providing specialist support to SMEs across the County by offering in-depth advice to those businesses looking to grow by increasing their productivity and helping with the grant application process. Duties will include: re-developing business plans, assisting with the implementation of growth plans, developing marketing plans, providing advice on general business information and assisting businesses to apply for funding. You’re expected to provide practical, in-depth advice services to business owners and senior managers of companies as well as developing innovative ways of finding new and existing clients to grow their own business. Although based in Southend this job 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 established companies achieve 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. You must hold a 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 opportunity and to obtain a full job description, please contact or call me on 01702 455330 for an informal discussion.


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