Enterprise Advisers

Volunteer to be an Enterprise Adviser

We are looking for volunteers of exceptional calibre and passion from the world of work (employed or self-employed) to help young people realise their potential by using opportunities that enterprise can offer through the new Enterprise Adviser Network in the Black Country.

The role

Enterprise Advisers and Coordinators would advise Head Teachers and Teachers in secondary schools on the ways in which employers can engage with the school, drawing on advice from key local partners, including those that offer careers advice.

Advisers are drawn from all sectors of the economy and currently we are fortunate to have recruited over 60 advisers from 18 different sectors.

You will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team in local schools and colleges by meeting every month for an academic year; to support them in developing their careers and enterprise strategies and employer engagement plans, drawing on your own local business networks.  Therefore supporting the school to achieve the Gatsby benchmarks and provide 7 meaningful encounters for pupils with the world of work.

Becoming an Enterprise Adviser is a unique opportunity to support a school or college in improving opportunities for young people, and is also a chance to join a national network of like-minded peers.

Click here to view the Gatsby benchmarks.

 Please note all volunteer Enterprise Advisers will be subject to a DBS check.


For further information or to submit an expression of interest to become an Enterprise Adviser in the Black Country, please contact Angela Moore (Lead Schools & Business Officer) at enterprisecoordinators@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk or call 01384 471116 for an informal discussion.