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Start up Direct

Start up Direct

Start up Direct

Startup Direct provides funding, mentoring and support to start up businesses. Based in the heart of London’s start up community in Shoreditch our office is a great environment to work and our Friday ping pong tournament is not to be missed. Start up Direct is the founding delivery partner for the governments Start up Loans scheme. Start up loans, chaired by James Caan, aims to promote entrepreneurship and boost enterprise growth in England. Its objective is to help start up 50,000 businesses over the next three years by providing funding and a range of business start-up support services. Start up Direct is also a proud member of Youth Business International, supporting young people start and grow their businesses.

Professional

Location:
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Posted:
28 May 2014

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Salary details:
£30,000- £34,000 plus bonus dependent on experience 

Employer tags:
Industry:
Consulting
Financial Services
Venture Capital
Professional Services
Social Enterprise
Corporate Finance
Education
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial Work
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
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Birmingham Manager

All round, entrepreneurial individual required to launch this exciting start up in Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Salary details:
£30,000- £34,000 plus bonus dependent on experience 

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial Work
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
Function:
Project Management
Business Development
Management
Partnerships
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Background and job purpose


Start-up Loans Company is a government-backed organisation, chaired by Chairman James Caan, tasked to promote entrepreneurship and boost enterprise growth in England.  Its objective is to help start up 50,000 businesses over the next five years by providing more than £150m and a range of business start-up support services.  

Startup Direct is an official delivery partner of the Startup Loans Scheme based in London and now expanding to Birmingham. Startup Direct provides funding, mentoring and support to startup businesses. To help achieve our ambitious goals of supporting 1000’s of entrepreneurs over the coming years, we are looking for a talented and ambitious Manager to lead in setting up our Birmingham office. 

The primary focus of this role is to set up a presence for Startup Direct in Birmingham and recruit a further staff as required. Working within a high-profile startup itself, the successful candidate needs to be able to work autonomously and be results-driven with a demonstrable track record of self-generated success. 

Key responsibilities

  • Networking to locate and sign up new volunteer mentors
  • Meeting with potential mentors to assess suitability for the scheme
  • Matching successfully signed mentors with mentees, managing the on-going relationship
  • Hire business advisor to assist with expansion in Birmingham
  • Contributing ideas to the marketing plan, implementing marketing/PR strategies
  • Forming partnerships
  • Event organisation
  • Presenting to companies, organisations and universities
  • Attending networking events
  • Ensure all required data and information is captured in order to monitor performance
  • Contribute to the development of training and support programmes for applicants in order to improve their chance of securing funding and to improve the business survival rate 
  • Deliver business planning training directly to applicants as/when needed 
  • Ensure all required data and information are captured in order to monitor our performance
  • Organising local events and workshops
  • Undertake other tasks as directed by the line manager


Knowledge and experience 

  • Strong experience gained from working in a startup or SME business
  • Experience promoting and networking to gain new business
  • Extensive knowledge of key business processes and aspects that affect the success of a business start up
  • Sound understanding of management accounts and their impact on business
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Well-developed training, coaching, mentoring and motivational skills
  • Experience in working with mentors and support agencies
  • Strong project management and client portfolio management skills
  • Strong IT skills, proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Excel.


Competencies and behaviours

  • Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic working environment, handling multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Accustomed to deliver excellent results against targets and meet deadlines
  • Self-starter and strong team player 
  • Ability to manage priorities and work with a high caseload
  • Flexible and adaptable 
  • Resourceful and resilient 
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