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Business Adviser- Work Avenue

  • Location: NW London
  • Sector: Not for Profit
  • Salary: £35,000-£40,000 based on experience
Main Purpose of role:
To develop and implement a coordinated business support programme
Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the smooth running of services and projects within the Business Division.
  • Meeting new and existing businesses offering advice on business growth, planning and finance.
  • Assisting clients with the creation of business plans and budgets/cash flows
  • Keeping updated with the latest trends in start ups, entrepreneurship and small business practice, and ensuring best practice is followed in all activities.
  • Development and implementation of Work Avenue Connect networking and mentoring tool.
  • Coordination of business mentoring scheme, including approaching possible mentors and facilitating matches.
  • Management of Work Avenue and WeHub business events.
  • Regular and ongoing engagement and monitoring of WeHub members.
  • Management of WeHub membership application process.
  • Responsible for management of Start-Up Loans process from application to approval in association with NWES.
Person specification:
  • Educated to degree level is desirable
  • Ability to build a rapport with people of all ages, academic and religious levels and evidence of working with them individually and in small groups
  • Able to communicate effectively with people, colleagues, employers, and people from a range of professional backgrounds; ability to understand the client’s situation and attitudes through the client’s eyes rather than your own
  • Contemporary knowledge of start-up and SME practice across a range of industries
  • Strong written communication skills and listening skills; experience of delivering presentations/training to a diverse audience
  • Ability to analyse and draw inferences from financial information
  • Awareness of the range of issues faced by entrepreneurs from all backgrounds
  • Accurate record keeping and data input and management skills; fluent and confident technical skills
  • Knowledge of the Anglo Jewish community
  • Ability to work flexibly and prioritise workload
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and be adaptable to tasks as required and to demonstrate a pro-active approach to problem solving