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Business Growth Support Officer (2 posts)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
16/05/2021 23:59
£22,627 - £24,491 per annum
Hours per week:
Full time - we work as flexibly as possible and will try to accommodate specific requirements
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
North East
Post Number:
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
16 May

Further information

Fixed term until 31 March 2022

We are seeking experienced individuals to provide administrative support to the Business and Sector Growth Team.

The Business Growth Support Officer role will provide extensive administrative and programme management support to our Peer Networks programme. This will include:
• Working collaboratively with internal and external organisations to achieve outcomes.
• Supporting with budget management, including raising invoices and purchase orders.
• Coordinating the management and analysis of programme data, including maintaining CRM systems.

The Business Growth Support Officer (Growth Hub) role will front line the North East Growth Hub, working with internal teams and external partners. This will include:
• Managing incoming enquiries from a range of businesses, identifying business need and triaging calls to appropriate support.
• Outbound calling; engaging with business owners to gather intelligence and secure appointments for our Growth Hub connectors.

The successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, coupled with a sound knowledge of business systems and processes.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

To arrange an informal discussion please email Helen Lee on helen.lee@northeastlep.co.uk

To apply please click on the apply now button and complete the online application form.

Interview Date: Wednesday 12 May

About the North East LEP
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership works to deliver more and better jobs for everyone.

We are responsible for delivering the North East Strategic Economic Plan, to influence and shape the continued economic growth of the area. As part of the Strategic Economic Plan, we have an ambitious business growth programme to help us create more and better jobs which focuses on the opportunities in the North East LEP area to drive business growth through start-up, scale-up and inward investment.

Today’s economy is more turbulent than ever before, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought one of the biggest economic shocks of our lifetimes, with no straight-forward recovery. Helping businesses to stay operational, adopt new ways of working and explore new opportunities is vital for business stability and to keep people in employment. We also need to continue to support growing businesses and increase the density of fast-growing businesses. High growth small businesses have very significant economic and employment impacts on our economy.

Therefore, our goal is to increase the number of scale up businesses in the area by 50% and creating an addition 6,000 jobs.

You can find out more about our work at www.northeastlep.co.uk and www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk

Closing date has been extended to the 16 May 2021

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