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Business Advisor

Contact:  Community Renewal Fund

Term: Fixed Term to 31st December 2022, Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Location: Bridgend. Hybrid -Home-working with regular travel in South Wales

Business in Focus are the enterprise people. We aim to be the leading provider of business support in Wales, helping entrepreneurs achieve and maintain growth. We pride ourselves on the fact that wherever an entrepreneur is on their journey, we have a specialist on-site who can help. As an Investors in People Gold accreditation we fully support our employees to help them achieve success in their role - no matter what level they're at.

Job Purpose

Business in Focus has various business contracts with a portfolio of different clients, e.g. Start-up Loan Company, Welsh Government. These contracts deliver business support related services in Wales and the UK and are managed by the Business Contracts Manager. There is a team of Business Advisors who deliver these services with a portfolio of end-service users.

Job Summary:

Business Advisors will manage a portfolio of up to 40 pre-start up individuals, early- stage start-ups and existing businesses post Covid.
For pre-starts and early-stage start-ups, the Business Advisor will provide an impartial business focused approach, offering tailored support through a combination of virtual 1-2-1's and webinars, or telephone calls. Delivery will be primarily virtual/digital, but will include sufficient physical delivery to build relationships, ensure referrals and inclusivity. For established businesses, the Business Advisor will arrange virtual 1-2-1s to diagnose the needs of the business and propose suitable tailored support, facilitating access to specialist Advisors and support from Business Wales, as appropriate.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Essential
    Advisory qualification, e.g. ILM Level 5 Business Support, SFEDI Level 5, or equivalent
    OR Management Qualification, e.g. ILM Level 5 Management, or equivalent
    OR Degree level business qualification
  • Proven experience of running/managing a business OR significant experience at senior management level, with responsibility and influence for business strategy and operations that employed staff:
    OR Proven experience of delivering general business advice* to a diverse portfolio of businesses that employed people and operated.
  • Comprehensive awareness and knowledge of business support available from Public and Private sectors
  • The ability to be effective in determining priorities, planning time, organising workload to establish measurable results, objectives and milestones for self.

As well as an engaging workload Business in Focus also offer the below benefits:

  • Salary £30,000 per annum
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible modern working practices such as TOIL and working from home
  • 6 late starts or early finishes per annum (worth 2 hours each, in line with hours worked)

Welsh language is highly desirable for this role.

To view the full Job Description and Person Specification please click here

Before completing your application, view our Application Form Guidance

Closing Date:  6th July

Expression of interest will be accepted by emailing covering letter and CV. Please submit on the Apply Now button

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Business in Focus is an equal opportunities employer.

1. Promote Equality and Diversity by ensuring the Business Wales contract processes are compliant and consistently inclusive. Provide any information and training that may be required to achieve this.

2. Maintain an up to date awareness, training and CPD of equality & diversity issues and how to professionally deliver an inclusive service to all clients.

3. Deliver and develop an inclusive service in line with the Business in Focus values and Welsh Government contractual requirements.


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