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Centre For Growth Coordinator

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £23,487 to £25,627 per annum
Grade:  Grade 06
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 12 June 2022
Interview Date:  Tuesday 28 June 2022
Reference:  R220296
Release Date:  Saturday 14 May 2022

Aston Centre for Growth, at Aston Business School, designs and delivers business support programmes for SMEs (face to face and online) and provides other business support opportunities for entrepreneurs, as well as start-up and incubation support to student and graduate businesses. The fast-paced and productive Centre has a small team of 10-15 people. The programmes currently delivered by the Centre for Growth team include, Aston Programme for Small Business Growth, Help to Grow: Management, Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up, BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) and Aston Business Mentoring Programme. The Centre also occasionally delivers shorter bespoke programmes in collaboration with external partners.

The Centre works alongside leading research centres ERC (the national Enterprise Research Centre) and CREME (Centre for Research into Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship). Through these centres of excellence Aston has built a significant role in the West Midlands region and nationally in promoting inclusive growth through impactful research and business engagement.  Aston was awarded both University of the Year by the Guardian and THE Outstanding Entrepreneurial University in 2020.

The Centre Coordinator is an essential member of the Centre for Growth team with two key responsibilities:

    Providing PA and administrative support to the Centre Directors and Head of Business Support Operations.

    Providing administrative support to the Centre team (10-15 team members) ensuring that Centre events and programmes are delivered to a consistently high standard and projects meet scheduled output and financial targets.

The post-holder will be a motivated self-starter with a passion for consistently delivering high quality work. They should show keen attention to detail, a desire to work in a fast-paced environment, be able to demonstrate initiative in all situations and be a supportive team player. 

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on applications forms, including the candidates name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed. 

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk


 




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