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We have a vacancy for a Business Adviser

26 April 2021

Business Adviser Vacancy
East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
Leicester LE3 Temporarily remote
£32,000 – £34,000 a year – Full-time, Contract fixed term until 31 December 2021, full time (35 hours per week) – Could be extended to June 2023 subject to funding.
We have an exciting opportunity for an individual passionate about supporting businesses and the local economy to join our team of Leicestershire Growth Hub Business Advisers. Based in Leicester, this full-time position is focused on delivering no-cost and impartial advice to local businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire of any size with a particular focus on supporting them to grow and increase productivity.

East Midlands Chamber is a key delivery partner in the Leicestershire Growth Hub project, funded through the European Regional Development Fund and a range of public and private sector partners.


We are looking to recruit a talented and experienced Business Adviser to join the Leicestershire Growth Hub team. You must have proven knowledge and experience of helping to drive performance improvement and growth within small to medium (SME) businesses. The role will also involve identifying and sourcing a range of public and private business support solutions to add value to the client.
You will be a self-motivated professional, a good team player with proven problem-solving skills and an ability to think innovatively. You will also have excellent communication, presentation and networking skills and an ability to work to deadlines and meet targets.


Directly deliver independent advice and practical support to new start and established businesses, including signposting to information, one-to-one meetings and one-to-many events, tailored to client needs.
Provide intensive one-to-one support to businesses with growth potential and receive referrals from a wide range of sources but principally via the Frontline Growth Hub Adviser team responding to leads and enquiries in a diligent and timely manner.
Carry out structured diagnostics with clients, agreeing an action plan, offering advice and/or brokering in support as appropriate.


Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively through a variety of media.
Ability to adapt their approach to the needs and perspective of individual businesses.
Self-motivated, proactive independent worker capable of organising and prioritising individual workload and delivering to tight deadlines.


8% company pension contribution after 3-months, Competitive salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and flexibility to take unpaid days, Your Birthday off, Westfield Health cash plan and other discounts after 3-months
Agile working practices, Death in service benefit, 2 Corporate Social Responsibility days per year (volunteering activity), Learning and development opportunities, Access to Bike2Work scheme, Recognition and engagement schemes, Employee social events


If you would like to discuss this role with Jon Egley, Growth Hub Manager, before applying, please email to arrange a telephone appointment.

If you have an enthusiastic approach to your work and feel you could make a significant contribution to our organisation, we would like to hear from you.
For further information and to apply please go to
We do not accept applications from third party websites.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 10 May 2021.


Due to current Government guidance relating to Covid-19, all interviews are scheduled to take place via Microsoft Teams video call.
Please advise in your application any personal notes relating to Government guidance for Covid-19.
The interviews are expected to take place on 14 or 17 May 2021.
We will endeavour to best support all candidates based on their current circumstances and we hope that you are staying safe and well.


East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is an equal opportunities employer and Disability Confident Leader. It positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under-represented within our workforce.
The Chamber is open to exploring agile working opportunities which benefit both the individual and the business. The business is dedicated to retaining talent and therefore it may decide to prioritise and support internal applicants during recruitment exercises. All applicants are required to disclose any unspent convictions or cautions and company director disqualifications in their covering letter.