Programme Director – Coast to Capital

Location: Coast to Capital LEP region
Contract: Fixed term contract July 2020–31 July 2022, Full time
Salary: £42,000–£47,000 depending on skills and experience

YTKO, one of the UK’s leading providers of enterprise support, are looking for a Programme Director to deliver the access to finance growth support to SME businesses in the Coast to Capital (C2C) LEP region as part of a consortium of partner organisations, funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The programme will be delivered under our GetSet for Growth brand within the Business Hot House programme.

The role is a blend of strategic and operational responsibilities, directly supporting clients in addition to developing partnerships across the C2C LEP region. You will deputise for the Head of Grant Based Programmes as required, building and maintaining an effective network of stakeholders, referral partners, influencers, service providers, networks and organisations across the public and private sector.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, using initiative, drive and entrepreneurialism to do what it takes to further clients’ and YTKO success in the area. An understanding of and ability to deal with the challenges faced by business start-ups and SMEs as well as knowledge of local and national political and economic issues is key.

We need someone who will thrive in a fast-paced environment with demonstrable skills to lead, motivate and empower the team and partners to excel in their work. You will be articulate in public speaking with first class interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly establish positive working relationships with a range partners and stakeholders.

Experience of leading European Regional Development funded projects is desirable but not essential. Car and clean driving licence are essential.

Does this describe you? If so, please download the full job description by clicking here and To apply for this position, please download and complete the Application Form, together with the Equal Opportunities form, and send them both to c2cjobs@ytko.com before the closing date of 5pm Friday 10th July 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you!

YTKO is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all appropriately qualified individuals.

Instructions for candidates:

To apply for this position, please download and complete the Application Form, together with the Equal Opportunities form, and send them both to c2cjobs@ytko.com .

Please note that CV’s are welcome but are not an acceptable substitute for an application form.