Business Advisor – Relationship Manager


Job title: Business Advisor/Relationship Manager

Job reference: REQ00284

Location: Lancashire

Salary Grade: H – £32,910 – £36,922 SCP 29-33 per annum

Package: 25 days holiday and Local Government Pension Scheme.

Job category/type: Council

Job description:

Department: Growth Lancashire Ltd.

Terms and Conditions: Permanent, 37 hours per week.

Growth Lancashire’s mission is to contribute towards growing productivity, prosperity and places across the County. Our role is diverse and focuses on supporting businesses to grow, caring for and developing Lancashire’s heritage and cultural assets, securing and delivering external funding, and promoting Lancashire and encouraging investment.

Overall, our vision is for Lancashire to maximise its potential, capitalising on its economic strengths and its built and natural environment. We are underpinned by our core values of being impartial, collaborative, honest and hard-working.

The company is controlled by a number of local councils (the employing body is Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council), and our Board is private sector led, whilst also comprising elected members from our local Councils.

We deliver a Business Relationship Management service for Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub; Boost. The service offers dedicated sector-specialist account managers (Business Relationship Managers) to engage and build lasting relationships with Lancashire businesses. Our activity will provide a minimum of 3 hours of ongoing advice and support to 750 Lancashire businesses, as well as making introductions to other support services which Growth Lancashire is responsible for engaging with and helping businesses to navigate.

The existing team of Relationship Managers working on the Boost programme are fully committed to #GrowingLancashire. In addition to our current pool of amazing Associates, we want to hear from any individuals who consider themselves sector or subject experts, and who want to work for Growth Lancashire on a permanent full-time basis to help deliver the Boost programme and any future opportunities.

We are proud to deliver services for Boost and you will be capable of delivering support to Lancashire’s most promising growth companies – diagnosing their needs, providing information and brokering effective solutions. You will be an experienced advocate in the field of business engagement and support, with a proven track record. You will be someone with previous industry experience and be comfortable in delivering hands-on support via publicly funded provision.

Importantly, we are looking for someone who:

  • Is as passionate about business growth as we are and understand the issues, and challenges faced by SMEs
  • Are suitably qualified/experienced
  • Are committed to delivering a high quality service which meets the needs of Lancashire’s business community and will be ambassadors for the Boost programme


Please apply online using the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council website here



Key Requirements – Business Advisor/Relationship Manager

If you have any questions please email:

This post is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020


Closing date: 10 am | Friday 25th February 2022

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 2nd March 2022