Outreach Business Adviser - Tayside

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  • Are you passionate about supporting local businesses?

  • Would you like to help individuals achieve their business goals and dreams? 

  • Are you looking for a role where you get job satisfaction every day?

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The Role…

We have an exciting full-time opportunity for an individual to support communities in Tayside by facilitating the creation of new start businesses and support the growth of existing enterprises.

Unsure what an Outreach Business Adviser does? Well, as part of the Business Gateway offering, you will play an instrumental role in delivering enhanced business support throughout the region. You will forge connections in the local communities both in city centres and rural areas and become the go-to Business Gateway contact for clients and professional partners.

This position suits a personable, well networked and methodical individual that is also a great listener and has a good understanding of the local business landscape. You would be based from one of our Tayside offices (Dundee or Perth), whilst being out and about visiting key locations for roughly three days of each week.

Your duties would include – but are not limited to:

  • Meeting with local businesses to understand their needs, then providing high quality practical and up-to-date advice
  • Develop a referral route from the chosen areas to the wider Business Gateway Tayside team
  • Develop a calendar of activity in the chosen areas – this will include drop-in sessions, networking events, business talks, mini workshops, eco-system meet ups, liaising with business associations etc.
  • Support the Business Gateway Start-Up team to assist start-ups, respond to enquiries, deliver workshops, facilitate networking events etc. where required
  • Lead on a programme of publicity and outreach engagement ensuring that you establish and maintain a high profile and visibility
  • Engage with other business support organisations to build relationships and referral channels
  • Updating our CRM system to accurately document support provided

We're Asking For...

  • An individual with experience of working with, and providing support to, businesses and potential entrepreneurs
  • Strong administration skills, time management skills and excellent reporting writing with attention to detail
  • Customer-focused with excellent organisational, interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills with the ability to work to tight and often conflicting deadlines and secure positive outcomes for our clients.
  • Do you have with a business-related qualification, or have you gained valuable experience from having run your own business? If the answer is yes, this could well be the perfect role for you!
  • A full UK driving licence is a must

Our Benefits…

As well as offering you a supportive team environment where you will quickly make a difference to the future of our region, you will also get:

  • Pension Plan – opt in. Aviva – 8% employer contribution, 5% employee.
  • AXA Healthcare – including annual allowance towards optical and dental costs.
  • Annual allowance for gym/ activity membership costs and cycle to work scheme.
  • Enhanced holiday allowance.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Permanent Health Insurance.
  • 9 Day Fortnight

This role is Fixed term – Full Time contract to 31st March 2025 (with potential to extend).  If you’re interested in applying for this role, please fill out the below application form, attaching an updated CV to send to our team by Friday 26th April.

If you have any questions, please email these directly to jobs@elevatoruk.com

Elevator is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please note: This role is fully-funded by the UK Government through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

Funded by UK Gov Scotland