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

Let’s Do Business Finance is the trading name for our finance arm, providing access to funding across the South East for established businesses of 12 months or more who want to grow but are not able to access conventional funding support.

We are also an Official Delivery Partner for the Start Up Loans scheme, delivering start up loans alongside mentoring and support to entrepreneurs aged 18+, as well as for the New Entrepreneur Allowance (NEA) Start Up loan scheme.

Due to successful growth we are expanding our NEA delivery area to cover the whole of London and the Home Counties.

Consequently we are expanding our team of Business Managers to help assess increased levels of loan applications and to provide business advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

 

JOB TITLE: Business Manager

TEAM: LDB Finance

LOCATION: Hastings

SALARY: Circa £25,000

CLOSING DATE: Friday 5th October

Please email info@ldbgroup.co.uk with a copy of your CV to request an application form. 

 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

To assist with the delivery of specific finance and advisory programmes for Let’s Do Business Group including development of all aspects of business advice to new and existing businesses throughout the region

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assessment of loan or grant applications
  • Provision of business advice and guidance
  • To undertake business needs assessments for businesses and other organisations
  • Brokering/delivering further support as required
  • Relationship Management of a portfolio Loan Clients (including mentoring and debt management)
  • To promote and sell the services of the Lets Do Business Group to clients, including advice, training, events, membership, finance and new services
  • Promotion of Finance loan schemes to key influencers who will assist in promoting and developing the loan funds we deliver.
  • Provide support to the Senior Management Team in attending events (inc. Chamber, networking and Exhibitions) and undertaking project management roles as required
  • To support continual process and service improvement
  • To populate and update all relevant CRMs and Portals used
  • To undertake such other tasks as considered appropriate by your Line Manager or Chief Executive

 

CONTACT AND COMMUNICATION

  • With individuals and businesses wishing to start or grow their business
  • With external partner, funders and stakeholders
  • With colleagues

 

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES

  • Ensuring key performance indicators are achieved
  • Meeting prescribed targets relating to our quality and contractual standards
  • Ensuring clients are advised and supported in line with specific programmes and projects.
  • Ensuring an effective network of key influencers is developed and recorded.
  • Ensuring delivery of the Group’s business plan objectives and targets
  • Colleagues satisfaction with support for specific projects
  • Adherence to all Data Protection, Confidentiality and Compliance protocols

 

Financial Accountability: None

Employees responsible for: None

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education, training and qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to Level 3 standard or equivalent

 

Desirable

  • Professional business qualification

 

Skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills, written and oral.
  • Flexibility – the role will require significant flexibility in being able to work across a range of projects, and with a range of stakeholders
  • Good organisational skills (including time management)
  • Ability to influence others
  • Determining the businesses needs by questioning and listening to business
  • Strong credit analysis and risk/debt management
  • Strong financial analysis/credit assessment
  • Strong numeracy, computer skills, including the use of spreadsheets, word processing and other relevant software packages
  • Knowledge of the local economy and wider economic influences
  • An understanding of marketing and sales

 

Desirable

  • Coaching and/or mentoring
  • Decision making
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Identification and signposting of leads
  • An understanding of the types of projects being delivered and target beneficiaries
  • An understanding of the range of business support, training and finance offered
  • Highly developed networking skills
  • Preparation and delivery of presentations

 

Experience

Essential

  • Working with and providing advice to, and understanding the needs of, businesses (of different sizes and sectors) and stakeholders
  • Assessing business finance applications
  • Previous experience in a commercial/lending environment
  • Business support/enquiry handling background

 

Desirable

  • Customer Service Representative or business support/enquiry handling background

 

Personal attributes

Essential

  • The ability to work as part of a team, within an office environment but also self-motivated to work alone in a peripatetic capacity
  • Ability to work with a range of people including the general public, partners and public sector colleagues.
  • Ability to assimilate new information readily and to apply it practically
  • The ability to work to deadlines, with good time management and efficient work patterns.
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Creativity – the ability to generate solutions for new business
  • Ability to establish and build relationships with external parties, other business partners and key influencers

 

Role Specific Requirements

  • Networking is part of the role and you may be expected to attend these events outside of the core working hours

 

Please email info@ldbgroup.co.uk with a copy of your CV to request an application form.