Specialist Financial Mentor

circa £45,000 per annum
30 Nov 2016
28 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Financial Mentor to join our team based 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.

Specialist Financial Mentor – Role Overview

Oxford Innovation Services (OIS) is a commercial organisation recognised as market leading specialists in SME business growth support and development. Now firmly established as a key provider of business coaching to high growth businesses in the Duchy, we will be launching the ERDF funded Financial Readiness Project – FRP in January 2017, and are now recruiting Mentors, reporting to the Delivery Manager.

The aim of the role will be to mentor Cornwall & Isles of Scilly based start-up businesses and established SMEs to develop commercially credible funding raises in order to achieve accelerated growth, improved performance and productivity and the creation of high value jobs.

The successful Specialist Financial Mentor will be mindful of the funding challenges facing SME’s and be demonstrate knowledge of funding opportunities within both the local Cornwall business landscape and national initiatives. They will be a valuable team member providing skills and support and working closely with OIS colleagues to deliver the FRP programme to the highest industry standards.

What we’re looking for in our Specialist Financial Mentor

Someone with strong interpersonal skills, business/finance experience relevant to and appropriate for SME’s.

You will have well developed analytical skills, and a good understanding of typical SME financial growth challenges and how they are overcome.

You will have an eye for detail.

Your financial skills should include a sound understanding of different types of suitable finance, small business accounting, and business planning/growth expertise, in order to support clients to become investment ready.

Ideally you will have experience of working as a Finance Manager/Director or working with Finance Managers/Directors.

Experience in raising Angel Investment, Venture Capital and multiple sources of debt/alternative finance would be a particularly desirable advantage for this role.

You will be confident and articulate and you will quickly win the trust and respect of our clients.

You will be able to present effectively to small groups as well as give confidential advice in 1:1 settings.

Completing all required CRM and systems needs in a timely manner is essential as well as the ability to work both independently and with colleagues in the team, supporting in areas where you have specialist knowledge. You will have sound judgement and take a collaborative and solution focussed approach. Strong active listening, networking and relationship building skills are key to this role, as well as an enthusiasm to undertake internal and external training as required and translate learning into positive interventions with clients.

The successful candidate will be have a drive for quality and have experience in working in a demanding environment, where the willingness to meet the needs of the business, is crucial.

You will be educated to degree level (or have equivalent commercial experience).

A full driving license and access to a car is essential for this role.

Closing Date: 4th January 2017

Interviews will be held 26th and 27th January 2017

If you would like to join our team of Specialist Financial Mentor then please click ‘Apply’ today, we would love to hear from you!

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds. This role is funded from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.