The Let’s Do Business Group is one of the leading providers of business support across the South East providing business advice, training, finance and networking opportunities.

Let’s Do Business Group delivers the South East Business Boost project under contract to East Sussex County Council. The project is part funded by the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme.

The project is managed through the Business East Sussex Growth Hub and is aimed at supporting both new and established businesses to develop and grow.

Our team brings specialist support and experience providing a single point of contact for all business support needs.

As the result of a new contract we are strengthening and expanding our team in support of the business economy of East Sussex.

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: ERDF Programme Enterprise Facilitator
TEAM: Extended Business East Sussex
LOCATION: Hastings
VERSION: V1 June 2017
REPORTING TO: Growth Hub Manager
SALARY: £26k – 12 month contract with option to extend by further 12 months

CLOSING DATE: Monday 10th July 2017

To apply for this role please email CV to info@ldbgroup.co.uk

 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

To help regenerate aspiration in local economies and support business creation.  The job to listen to, encourage, talk to, and support aspiring business start-ups, owners and entrepreneurs, to also direct them for help to known contacts and to the potential volunteer/ mentor panel.

To support the successful delivery of ESCC’s role as a partner in the £12m European Regional Development Fund programme.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand and inspire existing and potential entrepreneurs to become more enterprising and support them to increase and embed an enterprise culture
  • Identify/follow-up on referrals to engage with business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to provide intensive support to help them understand their needs and signpost them to relevant support
  • Determine the entrepreneur’s/business’ needs by questioning and listening to business requirements
  • Integrate the support with other teams across the Growth Hub and wider support landscape and signpost to the most appropriate support
  • Deliver workshops supporting clients wishing to start a business
  • Ensuring key performance indicators are achieved
  • Adhere to all Data Protection and Confidentiality protocols

 
Contact and Communication

  • With individuals and businesses wishing to start or grow their businesses
  • With external partners, funders and stakeholders
  • National, regional and local government officials
  • With colleagues and partners to projects

 
KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES

  • Achievement of key contractual targets
  • Ensure that clients and stakeholders receive value for money and outstanding service
  • Ensuring delivery of the Group’s business plan objectives and targets
  • Colleagues satisfaction with support for specific projects
  • Adherence to all Group and contractual Data Protection, Confidentiality and Compliance protocols
  • Meeting prescribed targets relating to our quality, compliance and contractual standards

 
Financial Accountability

  • None

 
Employees responsible for

  • None

 
PERSON SPECIFICATION

Requirement:

Education, training and qualifications

Essential

  • 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English Language

 
Desirable

  • Professional business qualification

 
Skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • Self starter
  • Effective listener
  • Able to build trust and credibility quickly
  • Able to inspire entrepreneurs and communicate enthusiasm for enterprise
  • Able to organise and prioritise work effectively to meet deadlines and maintain high standards
  • MS Office skills: Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Numeracy
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communications, written and oral, with an ability to work with a diverse range of clients and colleagues both face to face and by telephone
  • Decision making
  • Build and retain visibility through local networking organisations
  • Presentation skills
  • Hard working and self-motivated

 
Desirable

  • Coaching

 
Experience

Essential

  • An understanding of local and national business support services and how they contribute to business growth
  • Experienced in targeted networking
  • Experience in identifying and following up leads

 
Desirable

  • Experience in delivering workshops
  • Experience of running own business

 
Personal attributes

  • Ability to operate as part of a team across a complex stakeholder environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and empathy
  • Able to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Adaptable to change and to work flexibly

 
Role Specific Requirements

  • Ability and flexibility to travel within the county and more widely to ensure the delivery of outcomes is an essential of this role
  • It is expected that the successful applicant will have access to a suitable vehicle which will need to be insured for business use.  Costs incurred for vehicle use for activities in connection with the position will be reimbursed at an agreed rate per month

 

CLOSING DATE: Monday 10th July 2017

To apply for this role please email CV to info@ldbgroup.co.uk