Make It York (‘MIY’) is York’s Destination Management Organisation and has a mission to grow the city’s economic prosperity and wider well-being. Included in its remit are the following corporate priorities: network-building and inward investment; city positioning and profile-raising; marketing the city and its surroundings - nationally and internationally - as an attractive and vibrant place to live, visit, study, work and do business; and driving forward York’s Cultural Strategy.
York has ambitious economic growth plans and Make It York is committed to ensuring that local companies and residents can take advantage of opportunities arising from economic growth. Responsible for supporting new and existing indigenous business and for attracting new business to the city, Make It York is at the heart of the city’s economic development.
Working with the Leeds City Region we are seeking a commercially minded and driven individual to deliver Make It York’s business support programme and the Leeds City Region (LCR) SME Growth Hub activity across the York district. The successful candidate will work as part of Make It York to deliver high growth business support on behalf of Make It York and the Leeds City Region Growth Service, working actively with growth focused businesses to understand the opportunities, challenges and barriers they face, and helping them to access the support needed to unlock their growth.
If you have the ambition, charisma and drive to make a genuine difference to our economic growth ambitions, then we would like to hear from you.
Main Purpose of role
To drive development of Make It York business growth support activity.
To identify and build relationships with a wide range of growth-focused businesses across York, providing a proactive customer-focused service to encourage and support expansion and growth in priority sectors through working in conjunction with national, city region and local business support organizations. The priority sectors are defined as Creative & Digital, Bioscience, Financial & Professionals Services, IT and Manufacturing.
Location: 1 Museum Street
Key working relationships: Make It York Business Services Team, Business Growth Manager, Head of Business, Networks and Inward Investment.
Key stakeholder relationships: Senior business contacts (Chief Executive/Chairman level), Leeds City Region Officers and Growth Managers, local partner organisations and other regional and national business support organisations.
People responsibility: No direct Line management responsibility. Working collaboratively across the Make It York team.
Budget responsibility: Targets and budget parameters will be set.
Main responsibilities and key tasks
Experience and skills required
The following will be expected of the person selected for this role:
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Applications and deadline
Please send CV and covering letter to email@example.com by 17.00 on Tuesday 10 December