Director of Business Services, St Helens Chamber
Posted on 8th July 2020

Director of Business Services

Salary circa £55k

St Helens Chamber is one of the most successful and influential Chambers, with the highest business involvement rate in the UK. The Chamber represents the views and meet the needs of their 1100 business Members.

St Helens Chamber is a first class Membership, Business Support and Training company, recognised through awards and quality marks including Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Investors in People Gold and Matrix Accreditation. Their mission is “To support our Members and the community to enhance the economic success of St Helens businesses and people”.

The Chamber is a private sector, not for profit company with a turnover of £5m and 110 staff.

The Chamber delivers significant publicly funded contracts for training and business support, including operating as the Growth Hub for St Helens and directly training over 600 Apprentices each year.

This senior management position will focus on developing and managing a range of projects aimed at developing local businesses and improving their productivity, profitability and job creation prospects. You will also:

  • Develop and deliver Membership services and benefits to a wide range of customers,
  • Promote and support the development of an entrepreneurial culture in St Helens,
  • Explore new projects and business opportunities for the Chamber,
  • Lead the marketing function for the Chamber,
  • Lead our Careers Guidance Services team enabling local residents to move into employment

You will need to have previously operated at a senior level or have experience of running your own business. You will be confident in developing and implementing strategies and business plans and be able to spot opportunities for the Chamber to develop the range of business support services it offers. You will have managed a significant budget and have staff management experience.

Candidates will need to be educated to degree level ideally in a business related subject.

  • A full driving licence and the use of a vehicle are essential for this role.
  • An enhanced DBS check is also a requirement.

Download job description, person specification and job advert here.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy, please forward a copy of your CV together with a covering letter stating your current salary to Louise Johnson, HR Assistant, St Helens Chamber Ltd, Salisbury Street, St Helens, WA10 1FY or email [email protected].

Closing date for receipt of applications is 24 July 2020.