Business Start-Up Mentor (Harrow)

Organisation: Shaw Trust

Location Harrow, London (West), HA1 1YJ
Where the role is based Mainly on organisation premises
Travel limit We cover reasonable travel expenses (up to £10 per day).
Opportunity type Ongoing role
Reference number J54449

Opportunity description

If you are passionate about helping others to reach their potential and be a success, we want to speak to you!

The role

Our business start-up mentor role offers a unique and rewarding chance to help clients who are embarking on the exciting journey of starting their own business or self-employment. You could be supporting someone to turn the seed of an idea into a business plan and seeing it through to the end of the first year's trading, or helping a client who is already trading to build their fledgling business into a growing enterprise. It’s a brave step for anyone and our clients especially, as this will be a new beginning for many of them. So, by sharing your knowledge of self-employment, business start-up, being involved in running a business or business management skills, you can offer them encouragement, motivation and a friendly ear. The role is flexible, allowing you to fit the hours in around your own commitments.

Required skills

  • Digital strategy
  • Accountancy
  • Business development
  • General management
  • Project management
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Mentoring / coaching

Person description

We are looking for people who have:

  • A solid understanding of how a business works
  • Experience of at least one of the following - communications, funding, accounts, marketing, HR, IT, Law, Sales, etc
  • Patience and excellent listening skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skill



What impact the opportunity will have

You will add value to the support our staff will provide, who will help clients access what they need to get their idea of the ground.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This opportunity would be well suited to someone who is currently running their own business or has vast business experience and will give you the chance to share your skills and knowledge. This role will help create brighter futures for people in your community.

Time commitment

Mostly during office hours

The role will require a regular commitment, split between supporting a workshop and one-to-one mentoring.

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