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Business Engagement Officer role

Due to internal promotion, we are seeking a talented Business Engagement Officer to deliver Workwhile’s support offer to small- and medium-sized businesses. Apply now!

  • Business Engagement Officer
  • £37,000 p.a. (pro rata for the duration of the contract)
  • Fixed term contract to 31 December 2024, with the potential for extension
  • Full time 37.5 hours per week; requests for part-time or flexible working arrangements are welcomed
  • Closing date: Monday 20th May, 9am (interviews will be held w/c 27 May)

Due to internal promotion, we are seeking a talented Business Engagement Officer to deliver Workwhile’s support offer to small- and medium-sized businesses. You’ll be comfortable delivering high-quality advice and guidance to businesses across a range of sectors, and excited about building this support service as Workwhile develops. Whilst this will currently focus primarily on supporting business to create apprenticeships, you’ll also work on issues across the ‘good work’ agenda. You’ll be determined to deliver results, whilst being flexible and empathetic to the challenges facing small SMEs. Alongside this, you’ll ensure we’re collecting the data we need from SMEs and other partners, to monitor our impact and report to our funders.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need outstanding relationship-building skills and a clear and persuasive communication style, bringing an ambitious and entrepreneurial approach to our work. You’ll be comfortable working at pace and navigating uncertainty as we build Workwhile’s future. And of course, you’ll be driven by our mission to create a more equitable world of work.

This is a unique chance to contribute your expertise to an exciting early-stage not-for-profit, and to work with a talented and committed team. We bring a wide range of previous experience and diverse backgrounds to the team, and we’re all committed to diversity, inclusion and social mobility. As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post. All options can be discussed at interview stage. Please note that, as our incubating organisation, IPPR will employ the successful candidate.

Download the job description here: Business engagement officer job description_vf

Find the full job pack on IPPR's website here (our incubating organisation)``

For an informal chat to find out more about the job and Workwhile, contact Ajay Purbhoosing, Workwhile’s Senior Account Manager, on 07503 629217 / a.purbhoosing@ippr.org.

How to apply:

Please send a CV with a 2-page personal statement to applications@ippr.org. The statement should address, under separate headings, each of the attributes in the person specification. The CV and statement should be combined into one PDF document and returned to applications@ippr.org. In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR’s diversity monitoring form.

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