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Take a look at our vacancies below

1. Non executive Board Directors (four positions) - closing date, 7 October 2022

2.  Enterprise Coordinator (LBC)  - closing date, 10 October 2022

3. Business Adviser - closing date, 17 October 2022


Role purpose: To contribute to the development and delivery of the South East Midlands vision and Local Enterprise Partnership mission, Strategic Economic Plan and Local Industrial Strategy, ensuring that our organisation responds to the economic needs of the region.

Accountable to: SEMLEP's Chair, Peter Horrocks CBE

This is a crucial time to be joining us as we work with central and local government, educators and businesses to secure the future of our national and local economies. You will also be joining us at a time of change for our partnership. As such you will have a pivotal role in setting long-term economic priorities for the South East Midlands and will steer the actions of our organisation so we are best placed to support our area's businesses and help our area to full its sustainable economic growth potential.


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  • Salary: £32,798 - £35,336 a year pro rata

  • Hours: 37
  • Contract Type: Fixed term for 1 year
  • Reports to: Careers Hub South East Midlands Operational Hub Lead
  • Location: Luton 

 Recruitment timetable:

  • Date posted: 20/09/2022
  • Application closing date: 10/10/2022

Job Summary

If you’re an experienced, skilled and collaborative individual you could become a part of team who work with employers, schools and young people to:

  • Provide information advice and guidance on destinations post-16
  • Ensure schools provide high quality careers education against the Gatsby benchmarks
  • Support with access to meaningful engagement with employers in the local area.

In particular, the Enterprise Coordinator will work in partnership with the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) and the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) in delivering support to schools and colleges to deliver modern, 21st century careers education through our Careers Hub.

The Enterprise Coordinator (EC) sits at the heart of our local Network to help schools and colleges improve their careers/enterprise programmes and engage with the world of work.
This position will be supporting schools and colleges within the Luton area with a focus on removing barriers for our vulnerable young people and supporting them to find their best next steps.

As a small urban local authority, Luton provides excellent opportunities to work closely with a wide range of different partners in a vibrant, super-diverse town committed to excellent educational opportunities for all children and young people.   

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Salary: £35,000 - £37,000pa (depending on experience) + 25 days holiday (pro rata) + bank holidays + 6% emp pension
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Contract Type: This contract will initially be until 31 March 2023, extension will be subject to continued government funding.
Reports to: Business Adviser Team Lead
Location: Your normal place of work will be home based. You will be required to travel in to the SEMLEP office when required.

Recruitment timetable:

Closing date: 9am on Monday 17 October 2022
Interview date: w/c 24 October 2022
Stage 2 interview: w/c 31 October 2022
Start date: As soon as possible

  • To deliver one-to-one advice and guidance to Owners and Managers of SMEs based in the SEMLEP area including Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire.
  • Business development – Identifying and engaging with local business who could participate in Growth Hub projects (including Growth Curve, the Growth Hub’s flagship project for scale up businesses).
  • Diagnostic and Action planning – working with clients to understand their business in terms of its opportunities, its scalability and any barriers to growth. This will involve using one or more diagnostic tools and developing customised action plans which are 'owned' by the business and its management.
  • Account Management – Managing a portfolio of clients from within the Growth Hub services and programmes including Growth Curve. This includes building relationships with clients, taking a holistic approach to diagnosing their business needs, action planning including recommending appropriate support through appropriate programmes and maintaining ongoing relationships with a portfolio of SMEs.
  • Holistic approach – Engaging with clients to holistically determine their business situation, stage, issues, challenges and objectives by conducting an interrogative diagnostic process to help highlight needs and subsequently prioritise the action to be taken.
  • To provide the clients with information, advice and guidance they need as and where appropriate; work with clients to determine their priorities and the next steps/action to be taken and introduce clients to delivery partners according to their business stage and needs.
  • To help businesses within the SEMLEP area to be as resilient as possible and help them highlight any risks to their businesses and support them to take appropriate actions.

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