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Finance Advisor

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27 Jul 2021

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Finance Advisor

Salary band: £40,000 - £48,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience Base: Solent LEP Area - Southampton & Portsmouth area

Terms: Full time, fixed term contract - April 2021 - June 2023

YTKO supports businesses through the whole cycle of growth, from pre-start and start-up to sustainability and growth, via a blend of branded services. We have secured funding to deliver growth support to SME businesses in the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) region along with a generous grant programme that successful clients can use for the purchase of new equipment, expertise and services as part of their ambitious growth plans. The scheme is funded by HM Government and the European Regional Development Fund. Our services in this contract will be offered under our GetSet for Growth brand.

To apply, please complete our online application form at:

GetSet for Growth is a specialist service tailored for small businesses with the potential and ambition for sustainable growth. It helps SMEs overcome the two biggest barriers to growth - generating sufficient profitable customers and accessing growth finance. GetSet provides practical strategic advice and support on markets and marketing, investment readiness, finance and business planning, through a range of workshops, 1:1 support and networking, and underpinned by a rich e-learning portal.

Along with our sister brand Outset, we have delivered highly successful GetSet services nationwide, funded by various bodies, to support business creation/growth and bolster local economies.

We want to build a team of outstanding business advisers to deliver finance, investment readiness and business growth guidance to existing and early-stage businesses under the GetSet Solent Programme. This will include a blend of 1-1 face-to-face support, group workshop facilitation and remote support, to assist established businesses to grow and supporting them to access external finance from a variety of sources as appropriate.

We require two Finance Advisors to form part of this team.

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Main Responsibilities:
  • The Finance Advisors roles blends strategic and operational responsibilities, directly supporting clients and in addition to building new and enriching existing partnerships across the Solent LEP area to allow us to better support clients both now and in the future.
  • The GetSet Solent Programme will also feature a grant scheme that may be used to support up to 25% of the costs of an applicant's growth project. Advisers will work with clients to help them assemble the best-case possible for grant support, in line and compliant with YTKO's grant management procedures.
  • Personal and cultural fit, and future potential, are every bit as important as your track record. Our candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment with considerable autonomy, with demonstrable skills to lead, motivate and empower the team to excel in their work, and open to learning from other projects and the Head Office team. You'll be focused on achieving if not surpassing our project goals and want to develop your career with us.
  • Excellent written and oral English and strong IT skills are a must including fluency in Microsoft Office programmes. Candidates with previous experience in running their own business or having had a significant influencer role with an employer will have an advantage. Driving licence required.

If you would like to apply to be one of our Finance Advisors, please complete our online application form at: There is no closing date, we will interview and make appointments as soon as we find excellent candidates.

The YTKO Group is an equal opportunity employer, and positively welcomes applications from all candidates fulfilling the job requirements, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability.

About the European Regional Development Fund:

The GetSet Solent Programme and this role within it, is part funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, and the UK Government. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund.

Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.

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