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Business Advisor

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £33,000
  • Preferably based in the Highlands & Islands. Home working with travel to clients
  • Closing 20th July 2022

  • Advertised from 28th June 2022
  • Salary: Circa £33k (pro/rata) depending on experience + 5% pension. Hours: Flexible, open to full time (35hrs) or job sharing (2 roles x 17.5hrs).


Based: Preferably based in the Highlands & Islands. Home working with travel to clients. Access to local co-working hub and office in Edinburgh

Start date: ASAP

We are looking for a motivated individual with excellent people and communication skills, practical knowledge of business start-up and the ability to assist social entrepreneurs in the early stages of setting up their enterprises.

The role is client-facing, and you will be confident providing support on a tailored, one-to-one basis (face-to-face, digital, telephone), as well as on a group basis in workshops and webinars. Ideally, you will have experience in setting up an enterprise or in a business advisory role and a good understanding of the social enterprise and start-up ecosystems.

You will contribute to the successful delivery of the Just Enterprise programme, as well as support your colleagues in the delivery and outreach of other Firstport programmes across Scotland. Preferably you will be based in the Highlands & Islands region.

This is a varied, mostly autonomous role and you will have the freedom to use your previous skills and experience to decide the best approach to support emerging social entrepreneurs. However, you will have a busy workload, so you will be expected to manage your time effectively to make sure our contractual targets are achieved whilst maintaining an outstanding service to your clients.

We are committed to flexible working arrangements, and in addition, this role is open to job sharing, with two candidates working part-time (17.5 hrs). We are a Living Wage employer and a Disability Confident Employer.

Application notes

More details are available on our website:

Deadline: Complete your online application form by 12pm, Wednesday 20th July 2022.