Business & IP Centre Advisor

Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£22,571 - £24,920 per annum
Posted
19 Jul 2022
Closes
10 Aug 2022
Job Ref
REC002218
Job Type
Libraries
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Job Title: Business & IP Centre Advisor
Vacancies: 1no.
Salary: £22,571 - £24,920 per annum
37 Hours
Location: The Hive, Worcester
Fixed Term Contract - Until 31/03/2023


The Role

Worcestershire’s libraries provide a broad variety of services for library users across the county, including the recent launch of Business & Intellectual Property Centres (BIPCs), which provide valuable advice and information to the start-up business community. 
We are looking for a customer-focused advisor to support Worcestershire’s entrepreneurs and help the county’s small business community to grow. Would you like to play an important role within the Library Service, providing guidance to customers on what support is available and showing them how they can access resources, training and information?
The Business and IP Centre (BIPC) Advisor will deliver a range of in-house support services including workshops, one-to-one advice sessions, drop-in clinics and networking events. In addition they will advise and guide individuals looking to access specialist resources and signpost to the broader business support network across Worcestershire.
As a confident individual that enjoys building relationships, the BIPC Advisor role would allow you to call on your existing connections within the business community as well as encourage you to forge new links which can help start-up businesses to grow.  This role plays a key part in sharing information on the start-up support available to library users across the county, so good interpersonal and effective organisational skills are important. We would expect a high level of customer focus, flexibility, initiative and the ability to switch priorities quickly.
This post offers the right candidate a varied, dynamic environment to work in and provides a unique opportunity to work within a committed and enthusiastic Library Service, with a focus on supporting the business community across Worcestershire.

This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2023


Benefits 

In return, you can look forward to (per annum, pro rata for part-time) :

• 25 days holiday (potential to match up to 30 days), plus bank holidays 
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts
 

Disability Confident

There are 7.6m working age people who have a disability or health condition. We’re tapping into this talent pool. 

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.


Equality

Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.


Applying

Applications are invited to apply for this role. 

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.


Application Closing Date: Wednesday 10th August 2022
Anticipated Interview Date: TBC

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