Vacancy details

Watford Business Growth Adviser

Location: Peripatetic

Posted on: 08/06/2021

Do you have a real passion for working with SMEs?

Do you have experience of running or growing your own business?

Looking to give something back to your local community?

If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions the role of Business Growth Adviser could be for you!

About the role

This is a great opportunity for an individual with experience of working with SMEs at a senior level to make an impact within the local SME business support landscape. 

The main purpose of the role is to significantly contribute to the support of Watford SME business growth and development by providing growth advice and support to SMEs applying to access the Watford Business Growth Grant. This would involve:

  • Using holistic analysis tools to conduct an in-depth diagnostic process with clients to determine their business situation and challenges; 
  • Developing action plans with businesses;
  • Generating leads through networking and identifying Watford businesses with the best growth potential.

About you

We are looking for someone who has ‘real life’ experience of operating at a senior management / board level position within SMEs; experience of coaching and mentoring at a strategic level and ultimately someone who has a real passion for working with and supporting SMEs to realise their potential.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, must have a good understanding of the needs and challenges of SMEs, have the ability to manage client relationships at all levels, possess a natural passion for a sustainable SME sector and be a collaborative team player.

What do we offer?

This is a fixed term contract until the 31 March 2022 and it is a part time role working two days a week. We are currently working remotely due to Covid-19 and meet our clients through video calls. Therefore, we are flexible around where you are based. However, you will be required to travel to clients around Watford and occasionally to our Hatfield office once restrictions are lifted.

  • The salary of up to £14,640 (FTE £36,600) per annum for the right candidate;
  • Car allowance of £1,456 per annum (FTE £3,840);
  • Broadband allowance;
  • A generous, up to 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme (conditional upon being enrolled and remaining in the scheme for the duration of employment);
  • 26 days holiday (rising to 28 after 2 years’ service, pro rata for part time);
  • Free car parking onsite;
  • A flexible and supportive working culture including access to mental health first aiders;
  • Wellbeing programme for employees including access to discounts, workshops, health screening, employee assistance programme, Doctorline and more;
  • A modern, open space and technology enabled working environment.
  • A range of flexible benefits including holiday-buy scheme, eye care vouchers, annual flu vaccination and a cycle-to-work scheme.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and value diversity in our workforce.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

About us

Hertfordshire Growth Hub is just one of the brands under which we currently deliver a business support service and having partnered with Watford Borough Council to provide dedicated support to Watford Growth Businesses, we are now recruiting a Watford Business Growth Adviser.

Exemplas are one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations with approximately 200 employees across a number of locations. For over 25 years, we have provided business advisory services to more than 500,000 small to medium sized businesses on behalf of Government and Private sector organisations. As a business we recognise that giving a superior service to our clients depends on making the most of our people and we aim to give our teams challenging opportunities, recognition for achievement, job enrichment and the maximum flexibility we can.

The fine print

  • Please note we are not a Home Office visa sponsorship licence holder and therefore you must be currently eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
  • Please read our recruitment privacy notice for information about how we process your personal data.

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