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Working for Business Gateway Fife is an opportunity to develop your career in an enterprising and dynamic business. We operate in an open, friendly and productive culture and are an equal opportunities employer.
Business Start Up Adviser
We are seeking to appoint an ambitious Business Start Up Adviser to join our successful Advisory Team here at Business Gateway Fife. With over 10,000 businesses and a population over 367,000 we are Fife’s first stop for professional start up and business growth advice and support. The objective of the role is to join a small dedicated professional team of advisers tasked to support, encourage and advise start-up businesses to grow sales and develop employment opportunities across all business sectors that we support in Fife.
Business Gateway Fife is a not for profit organisation delivering a wide range of economic development services within Fife on behalf of Fife Council and you will have the opportunity to make a major contribution to our continued success.
As a key member of the team you will be responsible for providing advice and support to start-up businesses across key sectors including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Engineering, Food & Drink Production and Tourism. Specifically, this role requires a keen sense of business acumen and you will have the proven ability to identify, develop and provide detailed advice and recommendations to assist potential business owners with their business start-up journey.
In order to perform this role you require a consultative approach to business engagement, you should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and have excellent organisational skills. You will be a problem solver, who is self-motivated and have the ability to use your own initiative. Attention to detail and a disciplined approach to administration is essential in order to accurately capture business information and to craft tailored advice plans to entrepreneurs to support sustainable and long-term business growth from start up.
As a successful Business Adviser, you will demonstrate and be experienced in:
• Achieving success and exceeding business targets
• Working within businesses and government agencies
• Collaboration and ability to generate a high level of customer satisfaction
Additionally, you will exhibit the following:
• A strong, self-motivated and disciplined approach to business
• Excellent interpersonal, presentational and communication skills
• Strong ability to plan and organise
• Knowledge and experience of business start-up assessment and solution provision
• Understanding business needs and matching them to services and support available
• A commitment to providing the best solution for clients at all times
• Working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
As a Business Adviser with Business Gateway Fife you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the evolution of the organisation and to contribute to supporting the greater Fife Business Economy. The position will be based at our Head Office in Glenrothes and will require regular travel to both visit businesses across Fife and at our sub offices in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Cupar.
If you have the skills and drive necessary to join our team please send your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are the best candidate for this position and how you could contribute to the success of the organisation to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is 3rd May 2018.
A current driving licence and vehicle insured for business use is essential for these posts.
Salary range is £28,000 to £31,000 per annum and appointment will be based upon relevant expertise and business background. The role offers a 6% pension contribution and 37 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays. We operate a flexible hours working environment to ensure we offer our team members the very best in professional working practices and conditions.