Business Growth Advisor – GetSet Solent

YTKO supports businesses through the whole cycle of growth, from pre-start and start-up to sustainability and growth, via a blend of branded services. We have secured funding to deliver growth support to SME businesses in the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) region along with a generous grant programme that successful clients can use for the purchase of new equipment, expertise and services as part of their ambitious growth plans.  The scheme is funded by HM Government and the European Regional Development Fund.  Our services in this contract will be offered under our GetSet for Growth brand.  

GetSet for Growth is a specialist service tailored for small businesses with the potential and ambition for sustainable growth.  It helps SMEs overcome the two biggest barriers to growth – generating sufficient profitable customers and accessing growth finance. GetSet provides practical strategic advice and support on markets and marketing, investment readiness, finance and business planning, through a range of workshops, 1:1 support and networking, and underpinned by a rich e-learning portal. 

Along with our sister brand Outset, we have delivered highly successful GetSet services nationwide, funded by various bodies, to support business creation/growth and bolster local economies. 

We want to build a team of outstanding business advisers to deliver finance, investment readiness and business growth guidance to existing and early-stage businesses under the GetSet Solent Programme.  This will include a blend of 1-1 face-to-face support, group workshop facilitation and remote support, to assist established businesses to grow and supporting them to access external finance from a variety of sources as appropriate.  

The Business Growth Advisor role blends strategic and operational responsibilities, directly supporting clients and in addition, building new and enriching existing partnerships across the Solent LEP area to allow us to better support clients both now and in the future.  

For more information visit www.getsetforgrowth.com

Main Responsibilities:

The Business Growth Advisors blend strategic and operational responsibilities, directly supporting clients and in addition, building new and enriching existing partnerships across the Solent LEP area to allow us to better support clients both now and in the future.  

As one of our Business Growth Advisors, you may be called upon to deputise for the Programme Director as required, building and maintaining an effective network of relationships with stakeholders, referral partners, influencers, service providers, networks and organisations of all kinds across the public and private sectors. This is an essential part of building a robust client pipeline, demonstrating our collaborative ethos, and ensuring our reputation is strong amongst the business community.

It is essential that all our staff are fully focused on the delivery of excellent client service at all times to clients, stakeholders and partners, and are committed to our core values and to our fully inclusive approach.

The successful  candidate for the Business Growth Advisors role will thrive in a fast-paced environment with considerable autonomy, with demonstrable skills to lead, motivate and empower the team to excel in their work, and open to learning from other projects and the Head Office team.  You’ll be focused on achieving if not surpassing our project goals and want to develop your career with us.

Excellent written and oral English and strong IT skills are a must including fluency in Microsoft Office programmes. Candidates with previous experience in running their own business or having had a significant influencer role with an employer will have an advantage. Driving licence required.

If this sounds like you, please complete our application and Equal Ops 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. 

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Location:
Southampton/Portsmouth area

Salary:
£40,000 - £45,000 pa depending on skills and experience

Contract:
0.8 FTE, fixed term contract April 2021 - June 2023

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