Programme Executive, Communications & Community

Location: London

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 19 September 2021

Salary: £30,000

Programme Executive, Communications & Community

London & Partners is the business growth and destination agency for London. Our mission is to create economic growth that is resilient, sustainable and inclusive.  

 

We are a social enterprise, combining purpose with commercial rigour. We are funded by grants, partners and our portfolio of commercial ventures.  

 

We support high-growth businesses to scale – both international businesses expanding into the UK and London-based businesses growing internationally. We develop London as a destination and attract visitors and events. We grow London’s global reputation to support economic growth. We create partnerships and profit-making ventures that enable us to scale our impact.  

 

London & Partners operates brands including VisitLondon and the top-level-domain DotLondon. It is the founder of London Tech Week and runs two award-winning programmes for start-up and scale-up companies. In a typical year, we support thousands of scaling businesses, win hundreds of events for London, book over a quarter of a million hotel beds and engage millions of visitors on our digital channels.  

 

Our key performance indicators are the economic growth (gross value added) and jobs that we create, the satisfaction of our clients and partners, and our commercial performance.  

 

Purpose of role 

 

Working closely with the Programme Manager, Programme Executive and wider BGP Team to support the operational delivery of the Programme and contribute to the communications and community engagement strategy of the Business Growth Programme (BGP) - a London & Partner’s initiative funded by the Mayor of London and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The BGP is a free 3-month accelerator programme part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The programme offers tailored, impartial advice and strategic solutions to London-based startups looking to unlock their business potential.

 

Key Tasks 

 

  • Curate and deliver core programme content via face-to-face, hybrid and digital events such as workshops, office hours, networking sessions, and peer-to-peer activities.
  • Support the delivery of large scale events across the Directorate, working closely with other Trade & Growth Programme Managers.
  • Support the creation, communication and promotion of the core workstream content including: sales acceleration, prioritising & engaging your audiences, raising funds &finance, developing people strategies and validating your business model.

 

 You'll be/have: 

 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative ability to devise engaging communication strategies
  • Experience of project-based work
  • Ability to interact with a diverse range of stakeholders.

  

 You’ll Get  

  • To join a Sunday Times Top 100 not-for-profit company and a fast paces, flexible and upbeat environment
  • To become part of the London Family and do great things for our City 
  • 30 days’ holiday in addition to UK public holidays 
  • Excellent employer pension contribution and private medical health insurance

  

The salary for this role has been approved as advertised in line with our pay structure.  We will not negotiate or vary this figure upon offer or appointment.   

 

London's diversity is its biggest asset. At London & Partners, we aim to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the city that we promote. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or assignment, faith or disability.  We also appreciate that many people require flexibility in their working patterns and encourage you to talk to us at interview about any flexibility you may need, be it full-time, job-share, or part-time.  

If you need to receive this information and/or apply in an alternative format, please contact London & Partners by emailing hr@londonandpartners.com to discuss how we can help.      

  

We encourage applications from all sections of the community.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: PROGRAMME EXECUTIVE – COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY
REPORTING TO: 
PROGRAMME MANAGER – BUSINESS GROWTH PROGRAMME

DEPARTMENT: TRADE & GROWTH, BUSINESS DIRECTORATE

 

Background

 

London & Partners is the business growth and destination agency for London. Our mission is to create economic growth that is resilient, sustainable and inclusive.  We are a social enterprise, combining purpose with commercial rigour. We are funded by grants, partners and our portfolio of commercial ventures.   

We support high-growth businesses to scale – both international businesses expanding into the UK and London-based businesses growing internationally. We develop London as a destination and attract visitors and events. We grow London’s global reputation to support economic growth. We create partnerships and profit-making ventures that enable us to scale our impact.   

London & Partners operates brands including VisitLondon and the top-level-domain DotLondon. It is the founder of London Tech Week and runs two award-winning programmes for start-up and scale-up companies. In a typical year, we support thousands of scaling businesses, win hundreds of events for London, book over a quarter of a million hotel beds and engage millions of visitors on our digital channels.  Our key performance indicators are the economic growth (gross value added) and jobs that we create, the satisfaction of our clients and partners, and our commercial performance.  

Purpose of the Role

Working closely with the Programme Manager, Programme Executive and wider BGP Team to support the operational delivery of the Programme and contribute to the communications and community engagement strategy of the Business Growth Programme (BGP) - a London & Partner’s initiative funded by the Mayor of London and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The BGP is a free 3-month accelerator programme part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The programme offers tailored, impartial advice and strategic solutions to London-based startups looking to unlock their business potential.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Curate and deliver core programme content via face-to-face, hybrid and digital events such as workshops, office hours, networking sessions, and peer-to-peer activities.
  • Support the delivery of large scale events across the Directorate, working closely with other Trade & Growth Programme Managers.
  • Support the creation, communication and promotion of the core workstream content including: sales acceleration, prioritising & engaging your audiences, raising funds &finance, developing people strategies and validating your business model.
  • Support to develop and maintain an engaging content strategy to manage and nurture the BGP Community. Primarily through the planning, editing and coordination of content for a variety of digital communication channels including, social media, newsletters, case studies and peer-to-peer connections.
  • Support to service the Programme’s Strategic Partner and Mentor Network, including communication with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Maintain digital platforms used to support the operational execution of the Programme such as DocuSign, Eventbrite, Zoom, Salesforce and Slack.
  • Support with collection and collation of data and feedback to evaluate and enhance the support provided across the Programme.
  • Working closely with the marketing team to support the preparation and production of collateral and resources to facilitate the promotion and engagement of everything the Programme has to offer.
  • Working closely with the compliance team to maintain records as per ERDF guidelines including data collection for client activities, project reporting and feedback collection and collation.
  • Deliver ad hoc operational and administrative support for the wider team.

 

Person specification

Knowledge & Experience

 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative ability to devise engaging communication strategies
  • Experience of project-based work
  • Ability to interact with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Process driven with ability to work independently
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office.
  • An interest in economic development in London and an ability to pick up new subject

areas quickly.

  • Experience of social media management and using digital communications or online platforms such as Salesforce, Eventbrite, Zoom and Slack would be valuable.
  • Knowledge of ERDF programmes and experience of working with SMEs and/ or startups would be valuable.

 

Personal style and behaviour

 

  • Effectively contributes creative and innovative solutions to projects and objectives. 
  • Adopts an agile approach and remains productive in ambiguous and fast changing environments. 
  • Helps foster collaboration, constructive dialogue and builds trust with peers. 
  • Adopts a learning mindset, using challenges and opportunities to improve team and personal performance. 
  • Through good self-awareness, is able to motivate oneself and seeks opportunities to develop to full potential.
  • Able to clearly communicate when engaging with internal & external stakeholders, in a confident and articulate manner. 
  • Successfully delivers project tasks on time and to a high standard, using all available resources. 
  • Takes responsibility and ownership of project tasks, continuously aiming to improve own performance. 

 


Our Programme values and expected behaviours

  • We are passionate about London.
  • We are enterprising.
  • We are inclusive.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer, and are committed to giving people the same opportunities for employment, pay, and promotion, without discrimination against anyone

 

As a role in the Business Growth Programme team this post is part funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

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