YTKO provides innovative, award-winning business and finance support for start-ups and for growth-ambitious SMEs in both the public and private sector. We have a long and distinguished track record of delivering tangible bottom-line results for our clients and are proud of our heritage of absolute equality and diversity in our business base.
We are now looking for Business Advisor – Devon to deliver start-up support to individuals and businesses in Devon under our Outset brand within a consortium of partner organisations, partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Outset provides a friendly and supportive service to help individuals gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to start and sustain a business. Our Business Advisors help people to explore the possibility of self-employment and decide whether starting a business is right for them as well as ensuring that we provide the right tools and information they might need.
Our Business Advisors must not only have strong business, sector and functional expertise to bring to clients, but proven abilities to engage groups and convey knowledge effectively through a range of training workshops and 1:1 sessions, delivered online and face to face where possible.
This role is for someone who is a real hands-on self-starter, prepared to do whatever it takes to deliver a successful project and a great impact for clients. You’ll have strong interpersonal skills as well as business/finance experience in business start-ups, well developed analytical approach to tackling the challenges faced by start-up businesses.
excellent presentation and communication skills, be an enthusiastic, highly motivated, entrepreneurial team player, confident and articulate, but also have an eye for detail to ensure robust evidencing of our support and impact. You will also be confident in developing and building strong relationships with a wide range of individuals and organisations across both public and private sectors.
You’ll really enjoy being part of a cohesive, focused team and be driven by achieving high quality results, working at pace, hands-on in a fast-moving environment – being as entrepreneurial as our clients. Personal and cultural fit, and future potential, are every bit as important as your track record. You must demonstrate a good understanding and commitment to the culture, vision and aims of Outset.
Excellent written and oral English and strong IT skills are a must.
Interested? Complete our Application and Equal Opportunities form using the Apply Online button. There is no closing date, we will interview and make appointments as soon as we find excellent candidates.
YTKO has a strong value set to which all our team have contributed to and demonstrate on a daily basis. We welcome applications from all candidates fulfilling the job requirements, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability, firmly believing that a diverse and inclusive team, underpinned by a great, flexible culture, is fundamental to our success.
Plymouth or Exeter with travel across Devon
£28,000 - £34,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience
Full-time, permanent (part-time working considered)