Sector Manager (Digital Innovation)

Job title Sector Manager (Digital Innovation)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Grade Competitive Package

Placed on Monday 22 January 2018

Closing date Sunday 18 February 2018

Interview date Wednesday 28 February 2018

Reference AP5554

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Are you passionate about supporting UK companies to develop and grow? Do you have specialist sector knowledge which could help deliver economic impact? If so, come and join the global number one University Business Incubator and five research intensive Universities? We have four vacancies to provide a unique opportunity to be part of a world class team delivering an exciting new three year programme supporting scale-up companies to accelerate their growth through innovation, investment and partnership - delivering economic impact into the UK economy.
These three year contracts are part of a £5m programme, supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, working for all five Universities in the SETsquared Partnership – Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey and will require extensive travel across the South of England.
A self-starter with energy, genuine enthusiasm and empathy for the challenges faced by scale-up companies will be essential qualities for anyone applying for these high profile roles, together with knowledge of R&D grants, raising equity investment and engaging with corporate customers. Specialist knowledge & good network in one of the four sectors – Digital, Advanced Engineering, Health & Wellbeing and Environmental, Sustainable, Maritime & Marine is also required.
Reporting into the SETsquared central team and working closely with SETsquared incubation and Research Commercialisation teams across the South of England, the roles will be required to build a vibrant business network, identify and recruit companies for the scale-up programme and run high quality networking events, workshops and seminars. Working with each scale-up programme member, these roles will help to identify and support the business growth requirements of the individual companies for investment, access to customers and successful Research, Development & Innovation (R,D & I) collaborations with SETsquared Partner universities.  
SETsquared is the long standing enterprise partnership between the five Universities and its incubator programme has been recognised as the Number 1 University Business Incubator in the world (UBI Index, 2016). Over the last decade it has helped over 1,500 high-tech start-ups to develop and raise more than a £1.25bn of investment. Independent research carried out by Warwick Economics estimates the economic impact of SETsquared member companies to be £3.8bn over this period, with the creation of 9,000 jobs and that these companies will go on to deliver a further £8.6bn of impact to the UK economy in the decade ahead. 
This role will help develop SETsquared’s offering beyond start-ups to scale-ups across Southern England and is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of this new stage in the Partnership’s growth.
This is a fixed-term role until March 2021.
For further information on the role please call Karen Brooks, Programme Director 07810 805406 or Simon Bond Innovation Director 01225 388682.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on 27 & 28 February, and 1 & 2 March

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.