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Business Administration Apprentice

Possible Start Date: 05/06/2017   

Programme Duration: 12 months

Job Summary

Wages P/W - £122.50

Hours P/W - 35.00

Location - Nottingham

Detailed Job Description

  • Input and extraction of data from computerised records, including assisting with diary bookings
  • Assist with the booking of meeting rooms, workshops and events, minute taking
  • Financial clerical inputting on DREAM accounting system
  • Compiling and submitting a monthly stationery order
  • Cover the administrative duties of the Office Manager in their absence
  • Report and letter writing in preparation for Manager
  • Liaise professionally with wide a range of staff and external contacts and visitors
  • Meet and greet visitors to D2N2 as required
  • Answer queries by telephone, taking messages and passing on to the relevant staff member in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Assist with the distribution of information by email, mail or fax as required
  • Photocopying, collation of documents, filing, typing duties as directed
  • Attend and participate in team meetings and reviews with line manager

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications Required

  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy. At least GCSE passes at grades A*-C in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.

Skills Required

  • Experience of using Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Outlook and Excel).
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills and able to work with others
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Be able to work effectively as a team member.
  • Possess good planning and organisational skills.
  • Be able to work flexibly.
  • Ability to work proactively and on own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate a commitment to self-development.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities
  • Confident.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent time keeper. 

Additional Information

Training Provided

Full on-the-job training and support will be provided to enable the successful applicant to undertake the full range of duties required of the role. In addition, training will also be provided towards the Apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 2 through in-house delivery. The Business Administration Level 3 consists of the following: Level 3 NVQ in Business Administration Technical Certificate, Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) and Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy and ICT

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Babington Group on 01332 345450 or email:

Supporting High Growth and Ambitious Businesses as Part of the D2N2 Growth Hub

Awarding body D2N2

EST. VALUE £150,000

EST. START DATE: 01/06/2017

EST. END DATE: 31/03/2018


D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is inviting submissions to deliver a platinum business support service to high growth businesses in the D2N2 area.
Suppliers must understand the needs of scale up businesses, be able to deliver “routes to market, leadership & management and investment readiness workshops” and the existing business support landscape in the area to make relevant referrals.

Further Information

For more information, and to view supporting documentation, click here



This contract is being managed by D2N2. For further information contact Tel: 0115 957 8745 Mobile: 07920 336458

D2N2 LEP Technical Assistance Programme Support Officer

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Salary: £21,000 (pro rata)

Part-time 3 days per week

Office Location: Chesterfield

Why the post exists

The post holder will be accountable for the monitoring and reporting of the D2N2 LEP Technical Assistance Programme services contracted by Derby City Council. They will ensure the claim and audit evidence is accurate and compliant with both the European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) Agreement, the European Social Fund (ESF) Agreement and the 2014-2020 ERDF and ESF Programme regulations.

The key areas of responsibility

  • Support the D2N2 projects delivery team and ensure that D2N2 staff members understand compliance regulations and that there are sufficient resources in place to meet contractual targets.
  • Work closely with Derby City Council to support the management of the Technical Assistance Programmes Evaluation and Monitoring Plan to ensure outputs, results and contractual milestones are met for both the ERDF and ESF contracts.
  • Be fully aware of and work within the policy regulations as outlined in the Technical Assistance Guidance for the 2014-2020 ERDF and ESF; ERDF-GN-1-001; European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund Branding and Publicity Requirements; ESIF National Procurement Guidance (ESIF-GN-1-001); ESIF 2014-2020 Procurement Aide Memoire for Applicants and Grant Recipients; Document Retention Guidance for ERDF and ESF and any updates as necessary.
  • Set-up a system to receive and review D2N2 LEP officers paperwork (timesheets, travel expenses etc.) on a monthly basis and work with the Finance department to produce robust defrayal evidence for claims against both ESF and ERDF Technical Assistance projects


  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • 8% employer pension contribution
  • Health cover and death in service benefit

If you have an enthusiastic approach to your work and feel you could make a significant contribution to our organisation, we would like to hear from you.

To download an application form and job description please open the following links:



Alternatively telephone the East Midlands Chamber’s HR department on 0333 320 0333 to request a recruitment pack. Please e-mail your completed application to  by the closing date of 5:00pm on Thursday, 11 May 2017. CV's are not accepted as part of the application process.

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

This post is funded by both the D2N2 European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund Technical Assistance programmes from 1 March 2017 to 31 January 2019.

D2N2 Growth Hub Business Advisers (x2)

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Location: Nottingham, Chesterfield and Derby would be considered

Permanent/Fixed term: Fixed term to 31 March 2019 (with the potential of an extension)

Full-time/Part-time: Full-time

Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum

Closing Date: Friday, 19 May 2017

These posts are part funded by the 2014 -2020 European Regional Development Fund programme

D2N2 (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire) Growth Hub is excited to announce that we have two vacancies for experienced Business Advisers. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals that have proven knowledge and experience of helping to drive performance improvement and growth within small to medium (SME) businesses. The role will also involve identifying and accessing a range of public and private business support solutions to add value to the client.

The adviser will provide quality in-depth business diagnosis, information and support in respect of improving business performance. A customer-centric and client focused approach is crucial as the position will focus on helping businesses to understand and access the most appropriate solutions to address key issues which will ultimately lead to business growth.

The successful applicant will be a self-motivated professional; a good team player with proven problem-solving skills and an ability to think innovatively. Excellent communication, presentation and networking skills and an ability to work to deadlines and meet targets are also essential for this role.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively through a variety of media.
  • Ability to be able to adapt their approach to the needs and perspective of individual businesses.
  • Self-motivated, pro-active independent worker capable of organising and prioritising individual workload and delivering to tight deadlines.
  • Competent client project manager with experience of managing financial projects at varying levels of complexity.
  • Ability to accurately develop, analyse and interpret financial information
  • Strong IT skills %u2013 familiar with Microsoft Windows packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc)


  • At least degree level business education, or degree level qualification with a Management body or the relevant business experience to match those.
  • A thorough understanding of business needs, motivations and critical success factors.
  • Financial acumen necessary to interpret financial reports and forecasts.
  • A detailed knowledge of the processes involved in funding early stage businesses including an assessment of eligibility criteria, commercial suitability and the processes involved in accessing funding.
  • Commercial awareness

Please refer to the attached Role Profile for a full job description and the skills and qualifications needed.



The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

Economic Development Officer (ERDF Technical Assistance)

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Salary: Band B (29,854- £34,196)

Location: Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Loughborough Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP

Fixed term contract until July 2018, with the possibility of a short extension, the post is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Closing date Tuesday 30 May.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with partner and business organisations to support the design and development of ERDF projects across Nottinghamshire.   

The post-holder will develop a proactive approach to economic development and growth by leading and project managing Nottinghamshire’s ERDF Technical Assistance project. This project is part of a collaborative approach across the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership geography, the post-holder will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team and dedicated to Nottinghamshire. 

The post-holder will be working closely with partners and businesses to establish a pipeline of high quality ERDF projects and supporting the development of applications contributing to the achievement of the D2N2 ESIF strategy (European Structural and Investment Funds). The post-holder will be responsible for the effective implementation and performance of the project including promotion, provision of management information and accurate expenditure claims.

We are looking for a highly motivated, confident, knowledgeable and enthusiastic individual who has excellent communication skills and a track record of managing and delivering high-quality projects of this type.    

Closing date Tuesday 30 May. 

Full details and the application process may be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council website

Contract and Partnership Manager, Digital Business Growth Programme

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Location: Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Loughborough Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP

Fixed term contract until July 2019, with the possibility of a short extension, the post is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Closing date Tuesday 30 May.

Salary £34,538 - £39,177 p.a.

An exciting opportunity to join the Economic Development Team to deliver the D2N2 Digital Business Growth Programme has been created. Working within a small team that values creativity and innovation, this stimulating role provides the opportunity to lead a European-funded programme.

You will be responsible for coordinating a multi-faceted delivery partnership and overseeing the success implementation of a digital business support programme across the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area, on behalf of the delivery partners.

You will be required to regularly arrange monitoring meetings with partners and facilitate the programme’s steering group, offering support and guidance where required, whilst engaging with stakeholders and businesses through a range of activities, events and initiatives to deliver the programme’s objectives.

Along with an understanding of how to deliver European funded programmes, strong communication and interpersonal skills, contract management and an ability to provide constructive leadership are essential.

This post is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Oliver Whittaker, Economic Development Officer on 0115 977 2330 or email

Full details and application documents may be found by clicking here

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