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Entrepreneur in Residence (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Job title Entrepreneur in Residence (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395 pro rata per annum

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Thursday 14 September 2023

Closing date Thursday 28 September 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH10987

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This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a world-class team delivering outstanding business support to members of the University of Bath Innovation Centre, home of SETsquared incubation, supporting UK companies to accelerate their growth through innovation, investment, and partnership delivering economic impact into the UK economy. 

The Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) role is a key individual within the University of Bath Innovation Centre, making a significant contribution to the success of the companies incubated at the Innovation Centre. 

The EIR achieves this by seeking to understand the Business Leaders' business support requirements, mapping this into the resources available via the Innovation Centre, and Research base of the university ensuring the appropriate linkages are made available including connecting them to the resources of the SETsquared Partnership of which the University of Bath is a founding member. Drawing on your own experience of running a business/es or a proven track record of supporting businesses, is vital to this role.

Please note that this is a part time (7.3 hours per week) fixed term role until 30 June 2025.

For informal discussions about the role please contact Andrea Kelly on or Peter Keevill on  

About SETsquared 

SETsquared is the long-standing enterprise partnership between the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Its incubator programme has previously been recognised as the Number 1 University Business Incubator in the world. Whether it’s an entrepreneur with an idea or a very early-stage, high-tech start-up company – the mission is to help turn an innovative spark into a thriving, commercial business. 

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 the total GVA contribution of businesses supported by SETsquared is £15.7bn. 

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.