Growth Hub Connector

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 31/10/2018 22:59
£30,756 to £34,106 per annum, depending on experience
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
North East
Closing date:
31 Oct
Further Information

Growth Hub Connector for the North East Growth Hub

Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2020
Host Employer: North East Combined Authority

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

We have an ambitious Business Growth Programme to help us create more and better jobs which programme focuses on the opportunities in the North East LEP area to drive business growth through start-up, scale-up and inward investment.

It is widely recognised that for the economy to make a step change in growth we need to increase the number of businesses and the number of businesses which trade, innovate and grow. We also need to 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.

The North East Growth Hub is at the core of the programme. Through the provision of one-to-one support most often at client premises, our Growth Hub Connectors will encourage small to medium-sized businesses to adopt the business support and finance services that will support their growth and improvement.

We are now looking to recruit a third connector with experience within the digital sector to complement our existing connector team specialisms.

Many businesses find the business support and finance landscape confusing, they are often sceptical about the benefits support will deliver and are often unsure about which options will best fulfil their needs.

Growth Hub Connectors will work with businesses to simplify the business support landscape. Adopting an independent, impartial and objective approach, Connectors will work with businesses to understand their opportunities and barriers to growth and improvement, and to pinpoint the solutions that will support businesses to achieve their ambitions. Connectors will motivate businesses to engage with business support through helping them to understand the benefits they can expect to receive in exchange for their investment of time and money.

Growth Hub Connectors will not deliver support directly. They will manage introductions to the business support and finance providers who can help businesses to realise their growth potential. Growth Hub Connectors are independent brokers of business support and are driven solely by the needs of businesses.

We are seeking an experienced individual, with commercial experience, who can work strategically with business people and with business support and finance partners. The successful candidate will have good communication and interpersonal skills, coupled with a good knowledge of the drivers and barriers of business growth and improvement and an understanding of the business and enterprise support sector Ideally we’re looking for a candidate with proven business development, sales or account management experience within the digital sector.

For an informal conversation please contact Helen Lee, Brokerage and Mentoring Manager at the North East LEP, 0191 338 7451.

To apply please download the information pack attached and click on the link below to go to the application form.

Closing date: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Interviews to be held week commencing 12 November 2018

Please note
This job is closed for applications.