Vacancy details

EEN Client Engagement Adviser

Location: Peripatetic (East of England area)

Posted on: 14/07/2020

Do you have experience selling to or engaging with board/C-suite/owners of innovative, high-growth SMEs?

Can you influence innovative, leading-edge, high growth SMEs to engage with innovation and growth support in order to develop their long-term commercialisation plans?

Do you want to help SMEs to access the support they need to survive the immediate Covid-19 crisis and to help them grow as conditions and markets recover?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions the role of EEN Client Engagement Adviser could be for you!

About the role

In this role you will influence the key decision makers within leading-edge, innovative, high growth SMEs to engage with EEN support that will help them survive during these unprecedented times, stabilise the business and position it to grow as conditions and markets recover.  This will ensure we have strong businesses that will make a significant contribution to the competitiveness of UK plc.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Engaging intensively with Innovate UK’s family of clients to encourage them to access the support available to them via EEN;
  • Using holistic analysis tools to review and diagnose client needs identifying tailored support to address needs;
  • Generating leads through networking and identifying innovative businesses with the best growth potential for commercialisation of their ideas;
  • Representing EEN through participating/exhibiting and/or presenting at regional events and contributing to the organisation and planning of a range of promotional and marketing activities;
  • Liaising with the local ecosystem to help ensure that eligible businesses are aware of and have access to EEN services;
  • Keeping up to date on the sources of business support and maximising client referrals to the Innovate UK Family, Exemplas business support, as well as other funded regional business support.

About you

To be considered for this role you must have the gravitas and previous experience of B2B consultative sales of a service to SME clients at owner/board/C-suite level. We are looking for someone with experience of working within a business support organisation who is highly motivated to engage with existing and potential new clients to encourage them to take up EEN support and services.

You will also have;

  • the ability to carry out general business needs assessments and present results to SME owners and EEN colleagues;
  • awareness and understanding of other sources of business support to which referrals can be made to address needs not directly supported through EEN.

In addition, you will need to be able to:

  • diplomatically, competently and effectively engage and communicate with people at all levels (internally and externally);
  • present and host at events
  • be an effective networker
  • use own initiative and be self-motivated as well as working well as part of a team;
  • effectively prioritise multiple demands, make good decisions and action promptly;
  • use your influencing skills and personal drive to achieve the best outcome for clients

What do we offer?

What we offer

This is fixed term contract until March 31, 2022 and it is a full-time role, but we are happy to have a conversation about flexible and part time options.

  • The salary of up to £35,000 for the right candidate
  • Car allowance
  • 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) plus bank holidays
  • 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

We 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 excellent 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 you must be 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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