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Low Carbon Sector Business Advisor

Job description

Low Carbon Sector Advisor
Our client, a business Hub, has a vacancy for a Business Advisor who has experience in the Green Technology and Services Sector and will deliver high quality business growth advice to a portfolio of ambitious business owners and senior managers of companies looking to achieve growth. The role will assess the growth potential of eligible businesses, diagnose any barriers to innovation or advancement which may be holding back growth and agree suitable action plans to address these and release growth opportunities contributing to Greater Manchester's net zero ambitions by supporting the transition to a net zero economy.
Key Responsibilities
* The Business Advisor's primary responsibility is to ensure that the Green Technology and Service Sector Support service is delivered to produce the maximum impact in terms of assisting the client company to reach their full growth potential, and delivery of outputs and outcomes in terms of improved performance, GVA growth, new jobs created, and jobs safeguarded. Generating a pipeline of clients, handling client enquiries via, phone and email, initially assessing the growth potential and business needs using appropriate tools, processes and systems where required and establishing and maintaining effective relationships and key client contacts

About You
* Understanding and experience of using project management techniques
* Practical understanding of the current and emerging Green Technology and Services Sector business issues
* Practical understanding of relevant legislative and regulatory framework in relation to the Green Tech and Services sector
* An understanding of the drivers and barriers to growth across the Green Tech and Services sector * Practical understanding of the current landscape of publicly funded business support and investments of relevance to the agenda
* Ensure that relevant documentation is gathered to evidence business outputs in line with publicly funded contract requirements
* Overseeing the appraisal of occasional small funding applications from SME customers, appointment of preferred supplier, and distribution of funds in line with agreed protocols
* Knowledge and understanding of the key national, sub-regional and local organisations and their role in supporting economic development and specifically business growth
* Understanding of customer focused approach of working with businesses to foster engagement and encourage commitment to working towards economic development. Team player, but also a self-starter
* Ability to understand, demonstrate and apply GC values: Make a positive difference, stronger together, empower people, do the right thing, build on success Skills Required
* Sales and Account management skills
* Presentation skills both written and oral
* Excellent communication and networking skills
* Excellent planning, organizational, administrative and project management skills
* Well-developed IT skills, including an understanding of computerised management information systems, spreadsheets, diary management, e-mail, and CRM databases. At least degree level business education, or degree level qualification with a management body or the relevant business experience to match those
* Experience of working within a Green Tech/Services business or sector specific support function
* Proven track record in managing the range of business issues associated with periods of business growth
* Professional experience and approach to managing and delivering business assessment, advice, and development
Location: Manchester
Salary: Up to £31,670 per annum

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