Business Growth Advisor

  • Job Reference: SWR2604IPS
  • Date Posted: 23 February 2021
  • Recruiter: New Anglia Growth Hub (ERDF)
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Sector: Management and Executive Positions, Sales
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Business Growth Advisor – Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, one of the leading business membership organisations in Suffolk, is looking for an experienced and driven Business Growth Advisor to join our successful and well-established New Anglia Growth Hub team, to provide business advice and support.

Based in Ipswich and covering all of Norfolk and Suffolk for a fixed term ending on the 30 November 2021. Flexible working opportunities available including home working.

Full time, fixed term position initially ending on the 30 November 2021 and only continuing subject to an extension of funding. This role is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

As the Business Growth Advisor, you will be an outgoing, charismatic, engaging, and forward-thinking person. You will be assessing the growth potential and needs of new and established businesses, spotting barriers to success, identifying grant opportunities, and agreeing a plan of action to help local businesses to achieve their potential.

As a Business Growth Advisor, you will also be required to:

  •  Ensure the smooth and consistent delivery of quality business support to local businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.
  • Represent the New Anglia Growth Hub team at exhibitions, meetings, and events, both face-to-face and virtually, as and when required.
  • Accurately and promptly document each business engagement & agreed actions and provide relevant referrals to national or local business providers 

Your key skills for this role will include using your wide range of business knowledge which ideally will include experience of managing an SME business, or a substantial function within a wider business. You will need hands-on knowledge of business plans, financial reports and budgeting as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills.

You will be able to work with minimum supervision and with a high degree of self-motivation, as well as being able to work toward shared objectives. In return you will have the opportunity to shape and develop your skills within this exciting role, in a friendly, flexible, and proactive office environment. If this sounds of interest, we would love to hear from you! 

If you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to join our company, please apply by forwarding a Covering Letter and CV as one document to advise why you feel suitable for this role as soon as possible. Please note this role involves travel across Norfolk and Suffolk so the candidate must have a full driving licence and transport for business use.   We look forward to hearing from you. 

This is a full-time role initially for a fixed term initially ending on the 30 November 2021, with opportunities for extension based on achieving key milestones. In return, the salary on offer is £30,000 per annum per annum. Other benefits will include expenses, company pension, onsite parking, flexible working, and healthcare package. 

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Additional keywords: Business, Advisor, Grants, Sales, Customer Service, Business Growth

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