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East Midlands Chamber


Business Adviser

Ongoing (we close ongoing adverts once sufficient applications are received)

£38,000 to £42,000 per annum (dependant on experience and qualifications)

Fixed term until 31 March 2025, full time (35 hours per week)

Derby or Nottingham with agile working. Additional travel required

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Why the post exists

As the UK moves into a new era for the business support landscape following the launch of the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund, it is an exciting time to help businesses seize the opportunities available to them and to help them meet the challenges and demands of running a business.

As part of the Business Adviser team, the role will aid businesses across the East Midlands – in particular to support the Gedling and Derby City projects – to develop by offering high-quality business advice and support services.

Our Advisers are individuals who want to make a real difference to business performance and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help East Midlands businesses to flourish.


Key areas of responsibility

  • Carry out structured diagnostics with clients, agreeing an action plan, offering advice and/or brokering support as appropriate using a Balanced Scorecard
  • Where appropriate deliver independent advice and practical support to businesses
  • Build positive relationships with clients, partners, local authority partners and networks to Account manage their journey
  • Maintain records of all relevant documentation to meet quality and contractual requirements

For more information please click here to view the job description and person specification.


Ideally applicants will possess

  • Relevant and demonstrable experience working with customers in a business advisory capacity
  • A good understanding of business – working with businesses, including resilience and the barriers to growing a business
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Skills in and experience of social media (including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook platforms)
  • Build and maintain relationships with economic development partners such as local authorities, networks, membership organisations and business support providers


What you can expect in return


25 days holiday plus bank holidays each year (pro rata for part time)


8% non-contributory pension scheme


Wellbeing support including access to Westfield Health plan, Mental Health First Aiders, self help toolkits, discounts and more


Your Birthday off plus an extra day of leave after 5 and 10 years' service


Life assurance (death in service support scheme) for your beneficiaries


Dress for the day policy and agile working practices (role dependent)


2 CSR days to take per year (volunteering activity)


Access to tax-free childcare and Bike2Work schemes


Special leave for bereavement, compassionate leave & dependent related time off


Learning and development opportunities


Flexibility to take unpaid leave, paid study leave & special leave for territorial army


Recognition and engagement schemes including our Our Stars


Tax free 45p per business mile for cars (up to 10,000 miles per year)


Employee social events

Company Overview

About us

East Midlands Chamber is a well-respected and award winning organisation that aims to enhance businesses and communities in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. With more than 4,000 members, we have established a reputation as the voice of the region's economy.

How to apply

Found a great role? It’s easy to work for us. Simply follow the three steps below. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you believe that you will add value to the role and the Chamber to with the subject line as the vacancy reference, EMC7.

Alternatively, post your application to: FAO HR department, East Midlands Chamber, Commerce House, Millennium Way, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 8ND

Applications that do not include both a CV and covering letter will not be considered.

If you’re successful at this stage, you will be invited for an interview. If you’re unsuccessful, the Chamber’s HR team will let you know by email.

First, you’ll be invited to interview either virtually via Microsoft Teams or in-person (role dependant). If your interview goes well, you may invited to attend a second interview or offered the role. Some interviews might require you to compile some research or to prepare a presentation. At the end of the interview, the interviewer will confirm the timeline for next steps.

Interviews usually last around an hour with a mix of competency based interview questions, and in some cases, we might ask you to carry out some practical exercises.

Decisions will be made at each stage of the process, as we score applicants against the role criteria. If you’re successful, we will contact you to make an offer. This will be followed up in writing and a contract will be sent to you once a start date is confirmed. You will receive information on your induction and what you will do on your first day. If you have any questions, please just get in touch.

If you’re unsuccessful, we will either write to you or contact you by telephone, and if you’ve attended an interview we’re more than happy to provide feedback. You’re welcome to apply again for another role in the future.

Chamber Statement

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is an equal opportunities employer and Disability Confident Leader.

All suitably qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for vacancies, and they will be considered solely based on merit regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. The business is dedicated to retaining talent and therefore it may decide to prioritise and support internal applicants during recruitment exercises. Applicants are required to disclose any unspent convictions or cautions and company director disqualifications in their covering letter. Any reasonable adjustments needed to support applicants should be submitted to