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. Our services in this contract will be offered under our GetSet Accelerate Solent brand and in partnership with the University of Portsmouth and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
GetSet Accelerate Solent 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.
We are building a team of outstanding business advisors to deliver finance, investment readiness and business growth guidance to existing and early-stage businesses under the GetSet Accelerate 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 programme will also feature a grant scheme that may be used to support up to 25% of the costs of an applicant’s growth project. Advisors will work with clients to help them assemble the best-case possible for grant support, in line and compliant with YTKO’s grant management procedures.
The Finance Advisor role blends strategic and operational responsibilities, directly supporting clients and in addition to building new and enriching existing partnerships across the Solent LEP area to allow us to better support clients both now and in the future. 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, co-investors, 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.
Solent LEP Area – Ideally based in Southampton or Portsmouth area
£40,000 - £48,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience
Full time, fixed term contract until July 2023
September 24, 2021 5:00 pm