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Business Support Adviser: Green agenda

Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP)

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 by Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP)

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£34.5k - £34.5k Annual

Business Support Adviser: Green agenda - Swindon & Wiltshire Local Employment Partnership Ltd (SWLEP)

Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 2022

Salary £34,500 per annum (non-negotiable)

Corsham (covering Swindon and Wiltshire)

Do you want to be part of a team which supports our local business community to thrive? Do you want to use your knowledge and interest in the green agenda to support local firms to make simple changes to reduce their environmental footprint? SWLEP is a private-sector led partnership which sets the economic priorities for Swindon and Wiltshire and facilitates projects to accelerate economic growth and job creation in the area.

Expansion of our Growth Hub service means we're recruiting an experienced business support professional to join our team focusing on the green agenda, alongside working as part of the team providing broader support to businesses on diverse issues.

You will be proactive in providing information, advice and guidance to local firms across Swindon and Wiltshire to support them in achieving their ambitions. This includes working with both start-ups and established firms planning to scale up, as well as continuing to provide support to existing businesses responding to the challenges arising from the pandemic and EU transition.

You will be providing support primarily by telephone and digitally. In addition to strong verbal communication and rapport building skills, you will also have excellent written English to be able to provide succinct advice by email and to write engaging and informative business-related articles for our website. You will have a positive "can do" attitude and a passion for enabling businesses to thrive.

Your knowledge of the issues facing local businesses - perhaps gained through your own experience of running a business, combined with solid experience in a business support role - will help you to diagnose issues quickly and provide appropriate information, advice and guidance, as well as coordinating further support via partner organisations. You will be committed to your own professional development to learn new skills for the role.

Your subject matter knowledge of the green agenda, such as reducing carbon footprint and other environmental sustainability issues, would enable you to provide specific information and support to businesses on these themes. Additional knowledge around EU transition would be advantageous but not essential, as training would be given.

It is essential for the Growth Hub team to track every interaction with businesses to enable us to claim funding and report on the impact of the support provided. Therefore, strong IT skills, familiarity with using databases and being able to follow repetitive processes with a high degree of accuracy will be key.

In the early stages of the role, you will be required to work from home due to the Covid-19 situation. As things start to get back to normal, you will be mainly based from the Digital Mansion in Corsham, with an element of homeworking and some occasional travel within Swindon and Wiltshire to attend meetings and events, the pattern of which is to be determined.

If this sounds like your ideal next career move, please submit a CV and covering letter explaining what attracts you to the role and why you would be an ideal candidate by email to

Closing date for applications is Thursday 1st July 2021.

To comply with social distancing, interviews will be taking place by video call (Zoom or Teams).

Interviews will take place on 7th or 8th July 2021.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Reference: 1229261423

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