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We Are UMi

UMi is an employee-owned business with strong values, you can make a big difference to our community and the world around us.

Since 2007, we’ve helped more than 450,000 businesses to do more and go further by finding and packaging the best information, expertise and finance for them to get more of what they want.

If you have a passion for supporting and championing business, take a look at our current vacancies and join the team.

CURRENT VACANCiES

To apply, send your covering letter and CV to [email protected] before the closing date. Make sure you clearly state which vacancy you're applying for.

Your covering letter should detail how your recent experience meets the requirements detailed in the job description and what strengths, knowledge, skills and personal qualities you would bring to the role and UMi.

.NET Developer

Place of work: Spectrum 6, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7TT
Working Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

A fantastic opportunity has been discovered for a .Net Developer to join our innovative Technology team. You will work alongside our development, infrastructure and data science teams and collaborate on building, maintaining and improving the various layers of web services and applications. Sounds exciting?!

This is not just another .Net Developer role, we have set out a plan to innovate and bolster our digital offering, with new infrastructure, website development, mobile and tablet applications, new platforms already under development and more projects in the pipeline. There is opportunity to learn and develop your skills, collaborate with talented digital gurus and help deliver adventurous and bespoke projects.

We are looking for experienced applicants. Someone who has a degree in a relevant subject or the equivalent experience is essential. Applicants are expected to have a keen eye for detail, be an experienced C# and .Net Developer, have experience developing, maintaining and using class libraries and APIs to integrate different system and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Please refer to the job description for further details on the responsibilities of the role along with the required knowledge, skills and experience.

 

Business Support Adviser (Tier 1) - x2

Salary: £19,750 per annum + a great range of employee benefits

Place of work: Spectrum 6, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7TT (Hybrid working will be available post 3 months employment)

Working Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

We are looking for two experienced, customer service driven individuals to join our team as Business Support Advisers (Tier 1). In a nutshell, you will form a crucial part of our ambitious plans to enhance the excellent expert business support advice and information we provide to small businesses via the telephone and web-chat, to help customers mover their businesses forward.

As a member of the team, you will be part of an employee-owed business, have access to a great range of benefits from day 1 and receive full training which will also result in you gaining a Level 5 qualification in business support!

The successful candidates will need to have an eye for detail, be highly organised team players, and be self motivated especially in self development - which we strongly encourage and support at UMi.

A good analytical ability to assess customer needs is a must, alongside excellent ICT literacy as you will be working on systems including Microsoft Office and digital media channels, web-chat, email, etc.

An understanding of government support and provision is desired, although full training will be provided.

Please refer to the job description for more information on what the role involves and what is required in terms of skills, knowledge and experience.

 

Project Adviser (North of Tyne Growth Fund)

 Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum (depending on experience) + competitive benefits

Place of work: Based at Spectrum 6, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7TT with mobile duties across the Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland area

Working Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Do you have a passion for supporting businesses, helping them grow and go further?

As a Project Adviser, you will provide exceptional service to customers, working closely with them to identify opportunities and put in place a growth road map to help the business recognise the support available to achieve growth as quickly as possible. Where appropriate, you will co-ordinate applications for capital grants to support clients in their growth plans, and will work with them through the whole customer journey from application to completion of project.

We are looking for individuals with:

  • A proven track record in supporting SME business growth
  • Demonstrable understanding of key business processes across a mix of sectors, and ability to diagnose business needs
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior management within SMEs and influence actions
  • Ability to interpret business financial information and factors affecting company decisions, demonstrating initiative by providing bespoke solutions to clients
  • Able to identify business support and develop effective networks
  • Ability to organise own workload and self-motivate to achieve objectives

Please refer to the job description for further details on the responsibilities of the role along with the required knowledge, skills and experience.

 

BENiFiTS OF WORKiNG FOR UMi

Pay

Pay

UMi staff are paid more than the National Minimum Wage and Real Living Wage.

Holidays

Holidays

Full-time staff get 25 days holiday a year and eight statutory bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time/fixed term staff).

Healthcare Cash Plan

Healthcare Cash Plan

A Healthcare Cash Plan to claim back on a number of healthcare costs and gym membership discounts.

Flexible Working

Flexible Working

Choose a working pattern that allows the best work-life balance for you.

We’re Employee-Owned

Being owned by your employees can mean different things to businesses that adopt it. For UMi, it means all shares in the company are held in trust.

The board of the UMi Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) is made up of staff from across the business, working at all different levels, as well as an independent director and representatives from the main UMi Board.

UMi Holding is committed to placing 25% of profit into an Employee Ownership Fund and the EOT Board can recommend how best to use the Fund.

By being employee owned, we can create long-term value for the team and focus on what’s right for the long-term sustainability of our business.

CREDENTiALS

• In a 2021 company survey, 95% of UMi staff said they believed they could make a valuable contribution the success of the organisation.

• In a 2021 wellbeing survey, 86% of UMi staff agreed that they were happy with the balance between work and home life.

• In a 2021 leadership survey, 94% of UMi staff agreed that the business is run on strong values and principles. 

Best Mid-Sized Company

UMi is one of the UK’s top 100 best mid-sized companies to work for, achieving its highest ever placing of 33rd at Best Companies Live 2021.

We were also ranked as the 8th best consultancy business to work for in the UK, and the 12th best business in the North East to work for.

World-Class Employer ⭐⭐⭐

UMi is considered a ‘World Class’ organisation to work for, having achieved the maximum three-star accreditation from Best Companies.

This standard is reserved only for UK businesses demonstrating the highest standards of workplace engagement.

"I have never worked somewhere where I feel as valued as an employee as I do here"

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"Everyone's super helpful and friendly. Sometimes I don't feel like I'm working with colleagues but more like with friends"

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"Umi is a Fantastic company to work for. During Covid 19 we have really showed how we can all work together to get the job done"

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