Business Advisor / Mentor
JOB TITLE: Business Advisor / Mentor (Increase VS programme)REFERENCE: R0000622JOB EXPIRY DATE: 26th September at midnight SALARY: £30,350 - £35,700 per annumJOB LOCATION: Bishops StortfordCONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term Contract /Secondment until December 2020 Are you passionate about helping people transform their lives by supporting communities into self-employment, employment and training? This is an exciting opportunity where you will work on an innovative East regional partnership Employability Programme; Increase VS. The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). You will provide support to a quality provision that will enhance the lives of our residents on Increase VS to access training, self-employment and employment opportunities.We are looking for an exceptional Business Advisors / Mentor to be based in our Norwich office on a 2 year fixed term contract. This is a busy role where you'll provide information and advice to customers on issues facing them in order to help them make decisions concerning their futures. You'll do this by establishing strong relationships with customers to gain trust and help them plan their futures. You'll develop actions plans and set goals with customers and monitor and record progress along the way.Your other main duties will include:
- Provide customers requiring business start-up support with advice and guidance to assist them to successfully set up and commence trading and offer on-going mentoring support to go on to maintain their own sustainable business
- Use a variety of techniques to diagnose customers' need for support, referring to specialists to assist in tackling their personal barriers and achieving their personal goals
- Attend and report on meetings as required; these may be occasional weekends or evenings.