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National Business Advisor (Increase VS )

Clarion Housing Group
England, Hertfordshire, Bishop's Stortford
£31267 - £40859 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2021

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Community and Customer Services, Employment
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Salary: London - £34,739 to £40,859/ South East - £32,988 to £38,809/ East/Mid/South West - £31,267 to £36,779 per annum

Job Location: Flexible

Hours: 36 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Are you passionate about helping people transform their lives by supporting individuals with business start up and business sustainment?

This is an exciting opportunity where you will work nationally to support our residents with business start-up and business sustainment information, advice and guidance.

We are looking for an exceptional, experienced Business Advisors / Mentor. This is a busy role where you'll develop and deliver business start-up training nationally, create specific actions plans and set goals with customers and monitor and record progress along the way. You will work closely with our network of Employment Support Officers to ensure eligible customers are suitably supported and willo be required to develop and establish strong external relationships with regional support services that can further aid our customers with their business start up / sustainment needs (e.g. Growth Hubs, FSB, Chamber of Commerce).

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 deliver virtual Business Start Up training to supporting customers' in their Business Start Up.
  • Attend and report into regional team meetings, as required.
  • Conduct research to analyse the market and identify the support available for Business Start Ups / Sustainment.

To be successful in the role, you'll have demonstrated experience in delivering thorough and in-depth business support and be confident in your ability to advise new businesses on options available.You'll be a strong self-starter and have excellent mentoring and coaching skills with an organised and methodical approach to your work.

We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits package in a supportive environment, with plenty of scope for your career advancement and salary progression.

If this sounds like an opportunity you'd be interested in, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: 30th November at midnight

Applicants must be able to travel across regions as required.

This post is subject to Basic Criminal Record Check Clearance.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship.

Clarion Futures

Clarion Futures is the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group. Our mission is to provide support, skills and opportunities to Clarion residents nationwide, transforming lives and communities.

We exist to maximise the opportunities available to our residents, providing people with the tools and support they need to overcome their challenges, from employment and financial support, through to youth and community programmes.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want Clarion to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Clarion an inclusive place to work.


Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group comprises the country’s largest housing association; a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service.

The Group’s housing association, Clarion Housing, is committed to providing good customer service to all its residents and to maintaining its homes to a good standard - investing significantly in improving them each year.

Its development target is to build 50,000 new homes over 10 years and the Group will invest £13 billion on meeting and delivering on this target.  Two thirds of the programme will be affordable and developed by Clarion Housing, while homes for private sale are delivered and marketed through development company Latimer by Clarion Housing Group.  The proceeds from sales are invested in our social purpose.   

The charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, will invest £150 million over ten years to deliver one of the largest social investment programmes in the country. Priorities are work and training; money management and young people.

Building homes. Developing futures.

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