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Warwick Science Park’s business support team is recruiting

BUSINESS GROWTH ADVISER

University of Warwick Science Park

The Venture Centre, Coventry, CV4 7EZ

c. £37k – FA6
Full time Fixed Term – ending 30th November 2018

The University of Warwick Science Park Ltd is one of Europe’s leading Science Parks involved in the start-up and development of tech based and knowledge intensive businesses. Working in partnership with Warwickshire County council, the Science Park is now undertaking the delivery of the Business Ready Programme, an innovative business readiness support package directed at early stage and growth SME’s with the characteristics and ambition for growth in the CW LEP region. The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, forming part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support programme.

The programme is designed to assist those with the potential for growth to meet their potential by overcoming the barriers to achieve scalability and sustainable growth.

This new role will be a key delivery role to clients in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Role will be responsible for client delivery of the programme which integrates with all the main business support areas currently provided by the Science Park.

The post holder will work two days a week within the Economic Growth Team at Warwickshire County Council supporting the work of grant funding schemes and providing specialist advice on a range of appropriate interventions.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate proven skills in SME business growth advice and support, an in depth understanding of early stage and small businesses and their unique challenges, combined with a good knowledge of Access to Finance. Experience of operating within an ERDF or equivalent funding environment would be very desirable.

Interested? For more information please refer to the person specification and role description. If you require more details please contact Sian Lea on 02476 323003.

If applying please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the Role requirements to Sian at – The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ or email to sian.lea@uwsp.co.uk.

Closing Date: 18th April 2017