Business Advisor required!

Posted as , , on Friday 5 May 2017


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Skills, Work and Enterprise Development Agency (SWEDA)

The Business Centre, Church Street, West Bromwich B70 8RP

SWEDA established in 1989 provides services supporting local people into employment, self-employment and social enterprise development and also training courses for local businesses.

Business Advisor

Full Time/Part Time: Salary scale £21,000 – £25,000 pro rata dependent on experience and qualifications

This is an exciting position to join SWEDA to support our RAISE (Raising Aspirations, Inspiring Self Employment/Social Enterprise) project funded by ERDF European Regional Development Fund.

The project provides an advisory service to new/potential entrepreneurs and existing businesses’/social enterprises from disadvantaged backgrounds to aid and support them in the establishment and sustainability of their own businesses/self-employment. To work with, and effectively manage, a portfolio of clients arranging, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating their programmes of support.

The successful applicant will work as part of the team to deliver project targets. Services will be provided across the Black Country.  The post will be based in West Bromwich however the job will include local travel to support workshops and one to one client meetings at outreach venues across the areas of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.

The successful candidate will either hold a SFEDI Business Advice Award or a degree in business, finance or equivalent and be able to demonstrate relevant experience in delivering business support services. Excellent business sense, strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and experience of delivering workshops and presentations are required.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Windows and be competent in the use MS Office applications.

Closing Date 5pm: 14th July 2017

*Interview Date provisionally due: Friday 21st July 2017

Please call 0121 525 2558 for further information or email a copy of your CV to