Business Advisor - Tourism Sector

Location
Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Salary
£31,775
Posted
15 Feb 2019
Closes
15 Mar 2019
Ref
1580R2R
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Business Advisor – Tourism Sector

(inc Hospitality & Retail)

Grimsby

£31,775

Fixed term 3 year contract, 37 hour week

Are you a Business Advisor, or a potential Advisor, with extensive experience in the Tourism, Hospitality, Visitor Economy or Retail Sector? We offer a newly created, exciting opportunity for an experienced Business Advisor to join the friendly, well-established, team of a local business support organisation who have built a solid reputation working with SME’s. As the specialist Business Tourism Advisor, you will work in both North and North East Lincolnshire helping businesses objectively and realistically review their performance, identify strengths and weaknesses and provide professional advice and guidance. Business Advisors will have a passion for helping SME’s develop their business utilising their own personal experiences. We would expect the Tourism & Hospitality Advisor to have held a managerial post, or consultancy, within the sectors of retail, hospitality, tourism or visitor economy. You will be a good team player, as well as having the ability to work independently using your own initiative.

Key responsibilities – Business Advisor:

 

  • Provide professional and meaningful advice to existing and new local businesses;
  • To deliver business support outcomes and impacts required by the GAIN Project;
  • Engage with business networks, business support providers and other advisors through both the Greater Lincolnshire and Humber Growth Hubs, to identify clients within the sector;
  • Forge relationships with sector networks, where appropriate;
  • Exceed client expectations and deliver to the highest standard with support and encouragement, whilst managing expectations;
  • Carry out face to face liaison with business owners and managers through the completion of an E-Factor Business Review as part of the process;
  • Attend business network events;
  • Use experience, knowledge, initiative and creativity to solve sector related problems in a practical and timely manner for the benefit of your clients;
  • Where necessary broker in support from other advisors and organisations within the Northern Lincolnshire advisor network;
  • To undertake on-going activity to measure customer satisfaction with the project;
  • Write reports as required to support the development of provision in the sector, providing evidence of need;

 

Personal specification – Business Advisor:

 

  • Educated to degree level, or by experience;
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of business support and a high level of knowledge within your sector;
  • Understand the value of business support –the advisor should be able to articulate the benefits of a client engaging with an impartial and knowledgeable third party;
  • Good networking skills and confidence during interactions with clients, colleagues and partner organisations – necessary to display professionalism and make contacts in the business community;
  • The ability to work well under pressure – managing a wide caseload of clients with different needs;
  • Significant knowledge and proven ability of identifying business performance issues and developing strategies and action plans;
  • Ability to analyse and help develop a company’s business plan and understand financials;
  • An understanding of marketing trends;
  • Good communication and IT skills including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Shows attention to detail and presentation;
  • Well-honed creative problem-solving skills; innovative;
  • Knowledge of equal opportunities practice, an understanding of health and safety in the workplace and an awareness of the GDPR guidelines;

 

Benefits include 25 days annual holiday + bank holidays. You will need to be a car driver with your own transport, insured for business use.

If you are currently working as a Business Consultant, Growth Consultant, Business Coach, Retail Manager, HR Manager, Visitor Attraction Manager, Hospitality Project Manager, Business Development Manager this may be an ideal opportunity for you.