Call for 10KSB London Programme Tutors (Consultancy Work on Day Rate Basis)
UCL has launched a new training programme for small
businesses and social enterprises in London with the support of Goldman Sachs.
The 10,000 Small Businesses Programme is an exciting series of content-led
modules, coaching, mentoring and workshops with the specific aim of helping
participants reach the next stage of growth. More information on the programme
can be found here.
To support the programme, UCL Advances is looking to appoint five to six Programme Tutors on a consultancy basis. These individuals will each lead groups of five to six participants and help them to apply the ideas and tools they learn as the programme progresses. Each tutor will also undertake an initial assessment of the business prior to the first workshop, which will take place at the businesses site. This will form the starting point for the development of a “Business Growth Plan” that every participant will develop during the course of the programme.
Key Tasks for Programme Tutors
Each 10,000 Small Businesses Growth Programme Tutor must:
- Show commitment to working with the programme participants in a facilitative and supportive manner;
- Work in a collaborative and supportive manner within the classroom contact time as well as 1-1 (non classroom contact time);
- Bring appropriate practitioner-oriented expertise to the classroom, along with an appreciation for theoretical frameworks;
- Be capable of helping participating businesses to connect the curriculum content to their own business growth;
- Keep the programme participant focussed on developing and monitoring their Business Growth Plan, and their Key Performance Indicators;
- Show dedication to the programme outcomes of job creation and revenue generation.
Programme Tutor Activities
- Participates in the a Training Seminar with a strong emphasis on:
- Techniques for facilitating peer learning;
- The triage approach for working with the participants
- Partners with faculty in the development of localised materials;
- Reviews accepted programme participant data (applications and diagnostic tools) to understand each participant’s individualised needs as well as the needs of the cohort;
- Responsibility for supervising the completion of a high quality Business Growth Programme by those participants with those who they have been working with directly.
Consulting and curriculum support
- Spends approximately 20-25 hours (classroom contact time) over the programme facilitating Growth Group sessions and activities;
- Meets with participants on an individual basis;
- Works with participants to connect them to external Business Support Services as needed;
- Assists within the classroom to coordinate group activities and support the faculty of the day;
- Assists other local faculty members as needed to support quality curriculum delivery;
- Coordinates with Programme Faculty on programme content and delivery;
- Participates in debriefing sessions, from time to time, as organised and mandated by the academic partners to support programme integration and consistency;
- Provides appropriate resources and content for the Learning Management System;
- Other duties as needed to support programme success.
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the
- Broad based business experience and credibility, including the ability to interpret financial documentation, for example Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Forecasting
- Excellent communication skills
- Professional approach to maintaining confidentiality
- Have an understanding of the local business environment
- Specialist in either accounting, marketing, HR, insolvency or similar
The Programme Tutors will be selected on the basis of their commercial credibility with the participating entrepreneurs, their communication skills and their overall commitment to and understanding of the 10,000 Small Businesses Programme core curriculum principles.
How To Apply
To apply, please email the following to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by close of business on Monday 23 January:
- A full CV with details of educational achievements, business experience and other standard information;
- A covering letter outlining why you are interested in this role, your experience of coaching/mentoring small businesses and drawing attention to your financial experience, in particular;
- No more than one-page outlining your regular fee structure, based on a day rate model, with any expenses you might normally expect to receive. Please note that this will be used as a basis of competitive comparison between applicants and that payment models for this work will be standardised across all individuals engaged in this capacity. The scope for negotiation is limited.
The core programme will run from 16 February to the 25 May. The total time commitment is likely to be in the order of approximately 80-95 hours over twelve to eighteen days during that time but opportunities for further work may arise to be agreed by separate negotiation.
It will be possible for the work to be invoiced by individuals or by companies depending on the applicant’s circumstances.
It is understood that holidays and other work commitments may mean you are unavailable for some sessions. This will not prejudice your application as long as you are available for the majority of sessions. No Tutor will be required to attend all modules. A schedule will be arranged to ensure that at least one tutor is present for all sessions.
In order to be considered, please confirm in the following in your covering letter:
- General availability on a reasonable proportion of Thursday afternoons between mid-February and the end of May 2012, when the bulk of the programme will take place;
- Specific availability for at least two working days to work in London between 9 February and 16 February.
Please be aware that applicants may be subject to a basic background check.
Members of UCL staff are welcome to apply and will be considered on an equal basis to external applicants, where their contracts allow such additional work to be undertaken.
If you have any questions, in the first instance, please direct them to Laura Connor via <email@example.com>