Work For Us

Due to growth and high demand from the business community, we are seeking to employ a number of new posts to enhance our operational and financial performance, capacity, and capability.
First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans addresses economic regeneration by providing loans and business support to SMEs that are unable to raise finance from traditional mainstream sources.

Deputy Director 

Responsible to: Executive Director 

Salary range: £45,000 – £50,000 

Based: Nottingham but will be expected to work/travel across the Midlands. 

Full Time/Part-Time and Job Share Position will be considered for the right candidate 

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To assist the Executive Director and the Management Board in developing organisational strategy, policy, business planning, goal setting, forecasting, and monitoring loan portfolio performance 
  • To assist and deputise the Executive Director 
  • To develop and maintain business performance models and dashboards to monitor business performance 
  • To analyse financial data and KPI’s to identify trends, variances and improvement opportunities, and provide insights and recommendations to support decision making 
  • To be the Line Manager for a team of Investment Managers, Business Advisors, and the Marketing and Enquiries Teams 
  • To conduct performance reviews of the line managed staffing team and address their professional development needs including self-development 
  • To be responsible for regulatory compliance; delivery of all contracts; assist with the preparation of quarterly reports for investors and preparation of fund letters 
  • To be responsible for marketing, networking and stakeholder relationships, including local authorities, brokers, accountants and business organisations 
  • To engage with the business community and community organisations in all the major cities and towns in target geographic areas, with special focus on enterprise development work amongst women, BAME and other disadvantaged communities 
  • To be responsible for completing and checking loan documentation, undertake loan file quality assurance sampling, and analysing which areas need enhanced due diligence or improvement 
  • To prepare and present operational management and performance reports to the Management Board 
  • To be responsible for the oversight of all operational premises; IT related functions and resources; health and safety policies and procedures, GDPR compliance and any other resources and activities pertaining to organisational functions 
  • To undertake any other duties and responsibilities required for the continuous development, growth and efficient operation of the organisation 

Who we are looking for 

  • Experience working within portfolio and/or operational management within a financial services background 
  • Knowledge of the SME sector in the East and Southeast midlands region would be advantageous 
  • Very strong technical ability, attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Advanced level of Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Banking or CDFI experience 
  • Public or third sector experience 
  • Degree in Banking or related sector  

To apply please send your CV to Daniel Carrico at  

Business Loan Adviser

Hours 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday

Salary £25,000 – £30,000 depending on experience

Role will be based in the Nottingham

Full Time/Part-Time and Job Share Position will be considered for the right candidate

The post will be based in Nottingham but will be expected to work across the Midlands.

Job summary:

The role will be to provide practical support to Start-up and newly established businesses to ensure they are able to submit good quality loan applications and supporting documents in order to secure a government-backed Start-Up Business Loan.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Follow up initial enquires and coach clients through the relevant application processes including security checks
  • Assist clients to prepare necessary application documents including business plans and cashflow forecasts
  • Ensure appropriate level of due diligence is completed for all leads and adhere to the company credit policy
  • Undertake an analysis of the case and prepare recommendation to the credit assessor
  • Attend events to promote First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans and its products to generate new leads

Essential Requirements:

  • Preparing and understanding financial projections and ratios
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; decision-making skills and sensitivity when dealing with confidential information

Desirable Requirements:

  • Banking or CDFI experience
  • Public or third sector experience
  • Previous experience of running a business

Skills and Abilities:

  • Analysis of Business Proposals
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills
  • Capacity to learn quickly and execute accurately
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Strong computer skills and experience of programs, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook) and Office 365

To apply please send your CV to Victoria Copestake at

Investment Manager

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £30,000 – £36,000 per year

Main Duties

  • Generate enquiries, provide support to new start and existing businesses to prepare loan applications for their borrowing requirements.
  • Completion of credit risk assessments for businesses with a borrowing requirements of between £500 – £250,000
  • Proactively seek new lending opportunities across the East and South East Midlands region.
  • Develop long term relationships with intermediaries to generate referrals.
  • Promote the organisation through attendance at networking meetings, speaking opportunities and conferences.
  • Participate in sales activity to identify new clients and grow deal flow to achieve targets for new loans.
  • Visit clients at their premises to assess borrowing requirements and secure all necessary data to support loan request.

To apply please send your CV to Daniel Carrico at