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Business & IP Centre Support Officer

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25334/32696
  • Published: Wed 03/05/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/06/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30
  • Salary: £23,194 - £23,620
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton & Hove

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Business & IP Centre Support Officer

Job introduction

Do you have a passion to help people to start and grow their businesses? Would you enjoy supporting the running of business events both online and in person? If yes, then we’d like to hear from you!

For an informal discussion, please contact  BIPC Managers Joanne Simmons or Liz Cadman, on 01273 296944

About the role

The British Library Business & IP Centre (BIPC) National Network provides entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises across the UK with free access to databases, market research, IP (intellectual property) information, networking and business events. The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Brighton & Hove is the regional centre of BIPC Sussex, with BIPC Locals in Eastbourne, Hastings and Crawley Libraries.

We are recruiting a Business & IP Centre Support Officer to work alongside BIPC Information Specialists and the BIPC Managers to deliver business information services to anyone thinking about self-employment, setting up, or growing a business.

In this role you will be

  • welcoming and explaining the BIPC Sussex service offer to customers
  • helping customers access business information
  • providing event management support
  • completing administrative tasks such as room bookings, events listings and posters and stats collation
  • creating and scheduling content for BIPC Sussex social media channels

This role will really enable you to transform people’s lives and to help future-proof their business. You’ll need superb communications and networking skills and confidence working with wide range of different people.

The post may require occasional early morning and evening working. It is based at Jubilee Library but may occasionally involve working in different locations across the City and region.

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

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Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (