Business Support Officer, Uist & Barra - CNS02569

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£15,308 to £17,063 per annum GRADE G Part Time Contact: Please see description Reference: CNS02569

Job Description

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.

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