Senior Business Advisor – Dorset

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
Contract: Full time, fixed term contract July 2020–June 2022
Salary: £37,000–£40,000 depending on skills and experience

YTKO, one of the UK’s leading providers of enterprise support, are looking for a Senior Business Advisor to join their Bournemouth based team delivering start-up and growth support to individuals and businesses in Dorset as part of a consortium of partner organisations, funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The role would provide start-up support under our Outset brand and growth support under our GetSet for Growth brand.

The role blends strategic and operational responsibilities directly supporting clients. You will deputise for the Head of Grant Based Programmes as required, building and maintaining an effective network of relationships with 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. Demonstrable skills to lead, motivate and empower the team and partners to excel in their work is key.

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 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

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

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