We have an opportunity for a Business Finance Specialist to join our team in our Redruth office, which has an onsite gym and café. You will join us on a full time basis for a fixed term contract until December 2019 and will receive a competitive salary of circa £46,620 per annum plus benefits. Oxford Innovation Services (OIS) is a commercial organisation recognised as market leading specialists in SME business growth support and development. Now firmly established as a key provider of business coaching to high growth businesses in the Duchy, we launched the ERDF funded Access to Finance Project in January 2017, and are now recruiting another Finance Specialist due to programme demand. This role will report to the Programme Delivery Manager. About the Business Finance Specialist role The aim of the role will be to work with Cornwall & Isles of Scilly based start-up businesses and established SMEs to develop commercially credible funding raises in order to achieve accelerated growth, improved performance and productivity and the creation of high value jobs. Our Business Finance Specialist key roles and responsibilities; - Follow up assigned referrals and conduct an initial assessment of the client’s suitability for the programme - Recognise the client’s financial challenges and opportunities in order to mentor them to understand their finance needs and to identify the most commercially advantageous routes to success. - Carry out regular meetings with the client to support the implementation of the agreed financial readiness plans, reviewing actions, developing and agreeing next steps to ensure best chances of success. - Work alongside funders, including but not limited to: Banks, Grant Agencies, Angel networks, Crowd Funds and Venture Capitalists to present client businesses in the best position to embark upon successful funding campaigns - Deliver workshops, as part of the team, covering all aspects of finance raises - Embrace and promote a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in client delivery and team performance - Promote the value of investment in high quality legal and accountancy advice from our framework suppliers and accredited NED’s - Develop close working relationships with internal and external delivery partners, quickly understanding their key challenges and opportunities, working with them to achieve programme outputs What we’re looking for in our Business Finance Specialist - Strong interpersonal skills, business/finance experience relevant to and appropriate for SME’s. - Well developed analytical skills, and a good understanding of typical SME financial growth challenges and how they are overcome. - An eye for detail. - Your financial skills may include a sound understanding of different types of suitable finance, small business accounting, and business planning/growth expertise, in order to support clients to become investment ready. - Ideally you will have experience of working as a Finance Manager/Director or working with Finance Managers/Directors or experience in raising Angel Investment, Venture Capital, Grants and multiple sources of debt/alternative finance - Be confident and articulate and you will quickly win the trust and respect of our clients. - Able to present effectively to small groups as well as give confidential advice in 1:1 settings. If you would like to join our team as our new Business Finance Specialist then please click ‘apply’ today, we would love to hear from you Closing date: Wednesday 25th July 2018 Interviews will be held on the 1st and 2nd August 2018 We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds. This role is funded from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.