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The Start-Up Loans Company

The Start-Up Loans Company

The Start-Up Loans Company

The Start-Up Loans Company is a private company funded by the UK Government to provide start up loans to 18 - 30 year olds across England. With over £112m to loan to young people, the company hopes to start over 30,000 businesses over the next three years. Chaired by serial entrepreneurs and former panellist on Dragons' Den James Caan, the company is based out of James' headoffice in Mayfair. <

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Location:
Mayfair, London, United Kingdom

Posted:
1 May 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:
£35-38k depending on experience 

Employer tags:
Industry:
Venture Capital
Social Enterprise
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
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Business Analyst

Work with James Caan on his most exciting initiative yet – starting 20,000 businesses for 18 – 30 year olds over the next three years!

Mayfair, London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
£35-38k depending on experience 

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Exotic
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
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The Start-up Loans Company, chaired by entrepreneur James Caan, is a Government-backed initiative tasked to stimulate enterprise amongst young people across the country.

The Government has put aside over £112million over the next three years to provide start-up funding to entrepreneurs wanting to start a business, and is looking to help start up to 20,000 businesses and create an entire generation of entrepreneurs. The company is looking for an ambitious and talented Business Analyst to join the team in a newly created role.

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a high-profile start-up in itself. We are looking for a business analyst with a mix of finance and business experience. You must possess a high attention to detail and have sound knowledge of credit assessment.
The main focus of the role will be managing information and performance from external partners ensuring accuracy and precision together with assessing the viability of loan applications from young entrepreneurs. Working in this environment 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

  • Reporting to the Finance Business Partner, your role will include:
  • Assessing the viability of business plans and providing feedback to delivery partners
  • Visiting  delivery partners  to assess loan decisions
  • Assessment of business support provided by delivery partners
  • Assisting the Finance Business Partner with the management of the financial performance of the network of delivery partners, management accounts and financial management information;
  • Ensuring all required data and information is captured in order to monitor performance;
  • Attending sessions run by delivery partners to ensure best practice is being followed and reporting back on findings;
  • Liaising and co-ordinating Audit & Risk meetings; 
    Collating and sharing best practice between partners; and
  • Undertaking other tasks as directed by the line manager

Knowledge and experience 

  • Strong experience of analysing financial data and key performance indicators
  • Well-developed analytical skills including the ability to assimilate complex information, identify and prioritise key issues
  • Credit assessment experience gained from banking, investment or other industry  sector
  • Experience in assessing business plans
  • Proven understanding of commercial business gained through either SME management or experience of running own business 
  • 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 IT skills, proficient in Microsoft Office especially in 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 delivering excellent results against targets and meet deadlines
  • Self-starter and strong team player
  • Ability to manage priorities and work
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Resourceful and resilient 

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