CU Social Enterprise: Recruiting for An Enterprise Programme Officer

Coventry University Social Enterprises are looking for 1 or 2 people to fulfil this creative administrative and programme delivery role within our expanding entrepreneurial team at CU Social Enterprise. This is an ERDF funded programme due to complete December 2018. Initially a 12 month contract with a view to extend for the right candidate. (subject to funding) We are willing to consider job share, term time/school day flexibility alternative working patterns to enable us to get the right candidate(s) for this exciting  position within a very dynamic and entrepreneurial team. Must be willing to work unusual hours to help support the Evolve Programme delivery. For further details and to learn how to apply, please contact Closing date 14th December Interview date early January tbc For further details see Job Description Below.

Post Title: Enterprise Programme Officer

Salary: £20k - £25k Per Annum


About the role:


  • To support the organisation in the development of the Evolve Programme - an enterprise programme for students and graduates in Coventry & Warwickshire.
  • Providing business guidance and support to new businesses
  • Marketing experience with strong skills and expertise
  • Teaching development and delivery experience

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Administration of Evolve Programme - part of the Coventry & Warwickshire SME Growth Programme
  • Be first point of contact for enquiries regarding the Evolve Programme
  • Managing related administrative systems including CRM and database management


  • Maintaining an appropriate social media profile of CUSE as a whole and this programme in particular.
  • Liaising with marketing to ensure agreed marketing actions are delivered in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Design and Adobe CC proficiency.

Enterprise Festival:

  • Administration of and attendance at all events
  • Ownership of operational elements

Other Duties:

  • To represent CUSE at a range of networking events and conferences
  • To be the initial point of contact for all enquires at the Enterprise Hub
  • Any other duties that may be required

Supervision Received:

  • Enterprise Programme Officer

Supervision Given:

  • None


  • Students
  • University Staff at all levels in:
    • Academic Faculties
    • Schools and Support Services
    • External Funding Agencies
    • Support Networks
  • Partner Organisations:
    • Contractors
    • Sub-contractors
  • National and International Government Departments and Agencies

Person Specification:





Degree Level or Equivalent


Experience (Paid & Unpaid)

Experience Dealing with External Clients Directly

Experience of Related Project Work

Experience of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Experience of Computerised Administration Systems, Email and Internet

Experience of Undertaking Background Research

Job Related Skills/Aptitudes

Ability to Work on own Initiative Whilst contributing as a Member of a Team

Ability to Work Under Pressure

Ability to be well-organised and able to prioritise.

Ability to Provide Basic Business Start-up Advice

Understanding of ERDF Administration

Interpersonal Skills

Ability to Communicate Effectively Both Orally and in Writing

Ability to Communicate with People at all Levels and From Different Backgrounds

Able to Work Effectively With Student Start-ups


Other Requirements

Full UK Driving License

Flexible Approach to Working Hours

Willing to Travel