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14 Queen Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1JE
£27,592 - £30,585 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week

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Planning, Development and Regulatory Services
Business Gateway

Business Gateway Officer

35 hours per week
£29,857 – £32,850 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We are looking for an experienced person to help expand and develop the service offering to growth businesses within the Business Gateway; to successfully deliver a range of professional advisory and financial support services and manage delivery of aftercare services, which will lead to an increase in business growth and improved business survival rates.

The successful post holder will support, work closely with, and report to the Business Gateway Manager to manage the delivery of high quality business support services to new high-value start-up businesses and existing businesses with growth potential. Supporting the delivery and promotion of the Orkney Business Gateway service, including a range of financial assistance programmes, business skills workshops; access to specialist advice/business information and access to a variety of business development tools, including the Business Gateway website.

Significant experience in the delivery of economic development support and knowledge of project planning and implementation are desirable qualities, as are experience of managing programmes of activities and directly engaging with customers. Excellent networking skills and ability to develop professional relationships with colleagues, partners, communities and the public form a crucial part of this role.

You should be educated to HNC, SVQ3 or SCQF level 7 or equivalent level qualification in a relevant subject area and have excellent numerical and analytical skills. We are looking for a dedicated individual with the ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and adapt to changing working practices. Working knowledge of IT applications and proficiency with Microsoft Office and similar applications is essential.

You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Wendy Pickles, Business Gateway Manager, email or telephone 01856 873535.

Closing Date: Sunday 25 July 2021

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

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