Programme Manager – 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. Our services in this contract will be offered under our GetSet Accelerate Solent brand and it 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. 

The Programme Manager will support our Programme Director, helping to deliver finance, investment readiness, marketing and business growth guidance to existing 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 our grant programme and external finance from a variety of sources as appropriate.  

This role blends strategic and operational responsibilities, helping to manage a team of advisers and support staff and directly supporting clients in addition to developing partnerships in the public and private sectors across the Solent LEP region.  

As Programme Manager, you will deputise for the Programme Director as required, helping to build/maintain 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. 

If this sounds like you, please complete our Application and Equal Opportunities form using the Apply Online button. There is no closing date for this vacancy, we will start interviewing as soon as good candidates appear.  We envisage a start date as soon as is possible for the right candidate.

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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Solent LEP region - Portsmouth or Southampton area

£36,000 - £45,000 depending on skills and experience

Full time, fixed term contract until July 2023

Closing Date:
September 24, 2021 5:00 pm

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