BUSINESS GROWTH EXECUTIVE

Location: London

Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract

Closing Date: 22 August 2022

Salary: £30,000

BUSINESS GROWTH EXECUTIVE

Background

 

London & Partners is London’s international trade, investment and promotion agency. It is our role to promote London internationally as a leading world city in which to visit, study, invest, grow and meet.  Our aims are to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which create jobs and growth.

 

We are a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.

 

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.   

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 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), and in helping London’s small businesses to grow.

 

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.
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