Propeller, UStart, Business Advisor and Mentor

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade G (£30,942 - £35,845)
20 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 29/09/2019
Location: Preston Campus
Salary: Grade/Salary: Grade G (£30,942 - £35,845)
Job category/type: Professional Services

Job description

You will play an important part in supporting the development of enterprise and entrepreneurship skills amongst the students, alumni & staff of UCLan and its partner institutions. Working as part of the Propeller team, particularly the U Start project, you will contribute to the improvement of transferrable enterprise and commercial skills to equip clients for the modern working environment. You will provide in-depth support to pre-start and early stage businesses. Support will be provided both on a 1 to 1 and 1 to many basis, ranging from small workshops, classroom sessions and larger enterprise events. Group delivery is via Propeller's direct offers and in partnership with UCLan faculty and school contacts. There is a strong emphasis upon mentoring and coaching students, staff and graduates. The role includes diagnosing client needs, developing & agreeing action plans and the provision of ongoing support, facilitating the introduction of additional support (e.g. from elsewhere in UCLan, Boost & the private sector).

The post calls for a flexible, experienced professional with strong team working skills and extensive experience providing business support at an operational level.

This post supports the U Start ERDF project.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston. 

School/Service: Innovation & Enterprise - Propeller

Hours: Full Time (36.25 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)

Basis: Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2022   

Interview Date: Week commencing 7th October 2019

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