- Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, HS7 5LA
- £15,308 - £17,063 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Part Time
- 18.5 hours per week
The postholder will deliver a range of high-quality Outer Hebrides Business Gateway business support services to new and existing businesses. Deputise for Senior Business Development Officer as appropriate, taking responsibility for staff and service-delivery. Contribute to successful delivery of a range of professional advisory and financial Business Gateway services. Provide business advice and professional Aftercare services, primarily to young entrepreneurs - leading to improved new business survival-rates.
You will have: a degree or equivalent in Business, Accountancy or a related discipline or extensive practical experience of running a small business or working within a business support environment; knowledge of SME / micro-business sectors & issues impacting upon them; an in-depth understanding of Business Planning and knowledge of year-end financial accounts; experience of working effectively on your own-initiative with minimum supervision, and in a team; proven evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills; and a willingness to work unsocial hours, to travel extensively and be away from home regularly. A valid driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.
Salary for the above post is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance. Appointment to the post will be on the first point of grade with annual incremental progression.