Growth Hub Manager (LLEP)

Growth Hub Manager (LLEP)

Salary: £41,025 – £43,821 per annum

Location: City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester  LE1 1FZ

Full time, Fixed Term until 31 March 2020 due to funding

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) Team. This important role will lead the implementation and future development of the Growth Hub for Leicester and Leicestershire – the LLEP Business Gateway (www.llepbizgateway.co.uk).

This is a fantastic role, mixing delivery and strategy development. The Government’s recent Industrial Strategy put Growth Hubs at the centre of business support and confirmed continued support for them to expand and grow. We are seeking a self-motivated, experienced and driven individual to shape and develop the service to offer the businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire the best possible opportunity to access support to help them to become more productive and drive economic growth.

You will be responsible for managing the completion of the Business Gateway ERDF project (ending Dec 2018) and will take the lead in developing a bid for future funding, shaping the service to meet the needs of local businesses.

Working with Business, Universities, Local Authorities and a host of local and national business support providers, you will require strong knowledge of local and national economic policy, the role of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), Growth Hubs and Business Support. More importantly you will have the motivation and initiative to drive forward the partnership’s objectives to support business growth across Leicester and Leicestershire.

The Growth Hub Manager will manage all aspects of the Growth Hub with responsibility for the development, delivery, contract management, marketing and resource management (financial and people) of the project, working in a complex multi-partner delivery environment. You will be the key source of information for business support and play a lead role in developing the LLEP’s strategic approach to business support in response to the Industrial Strategy.

All aspects of the SEP are inter-linked and therefore this role will need to build strong links with colleagues and stakeholders involved in delivering other programmes that deliver the LLEP’s strategic objectives.

This post is part-funded through the European Structural Funds Programme (2014-20).

Requirements of the post include:

-Demonstrable success in the development and implementation of economic development / business support strategies;

-Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with key stakeholders at both local and national levels;

-Leading the Growth Hub development, including effective management of human and financial resources;

-Excellent communication, presentation, relationship building and engagement skills.

For an informal discussion please contact David Wright, Head of Programme Delivery, on 0116 454 2932.

Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our method of contact.

Closing Date: 11 March 2018

Post Number: A0480/0118KP

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