Business Coach

Oxford Innovation Services Ltd
c£45,000, plus and benefits
24 Nov 2016
22 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Coaches and Mentors

Location: Field-based roles with a central office in Redruth

Salary: c£45,000, plus and benefits

Reporting to: Delivery Manager

Hours: Full-time

We have an exciting opportunity for Business Coaches to join our team based in Redruth. These will be Field-based roles with a central office in Redruth.

The role will be a full time, permanent position offering a competitive salary of circa £45,000 per annum plus benefits. Oxford Innovation Services, which has over 20 years' experience helping, ambitious businesses to achieve transformational development, is seeking a number of additional Coaches to join our team working with High Growth companies and High Growth Start-ups in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We have two 3 year programmes - supported by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), part of the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) portfolio 2015 to 2020. Oxford Innovation Services is a dynamic and fast growing company where a culture of constant innovation and mutual respect delivers bottom line results from within a stimulating and challenging working environment.

Part of SQW Group, our sister divisions provide flexible office space for start-up and growing technology companies and public policy and economic development consultancy services in the UK, Europe and Asia Business Coaches - Role Overview Our Coaches have broad business knowledge and expertise gained from working successfully in a range of roles across different company cultures.

The new Business Coaches we seek will have excellent generalist business skills sufficient to quickly assess the condition of a client business coupled with one or two specialist skills appropriate to developing and growing SME's.

Although you will have gained your considerable knowledge in a senior role (preferably within an international organisation) , and have the ability and desire to use it to stimulate learning and development in our clients, you will also have a good grasp of the challenges facing startups and SME's and particular insight of the Cornish business landscape. Strong facilitation and presentation skills are also required.

As our Business Coaches you must be comfortable operating at all levels within client companies, including board level, where you will quickly be able to gain the trust, respect and credibility necessary to ensure client engagement.

Analysing needs, identifying solutions and using your natural ability to transform market information into consumer insights that drive growth are core requirements of the post. Most importantly, you will have the ability to be a skilled coach and mentor, showing a high degree of empathy, persistence and optimism, and the desire to put the client first.

You will work as an effective member of the team and contribute to its success by using your well-developed networking skills to help identify and engage new client companies for the projects.

Training in coaching skills will be provided. You must be either resident in Cornwall, or be willing to work in Cornwall from a location very close to the County border. These positions are full-time and the successful candidates will require a driving license and access to a car.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds. If you would like to join our team of Business Coaches then please click 'Apply' today, we would love to hear from you! 

Closing date: 16th December 2016

Assessment Days: First assessment day will be w/c 16th January, located in Redruth.

This role is funded from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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