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Programme Coordinator (Fixed Term)

Job title Programme Coordinator (Fixed Term)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £22,847, rising to £26,341 per annum

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Wednesday 04 May 2022

Closing date Wednesday 18 May 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9376

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We are looking for a Programme Coordinator to coordinate professional support services in the SETsquared Programme team across the European Regional Development Fund-supported Swindon and Wiltshire Digital Business Acceleration Hub (SWDBAH). 

About the role:

You will provide coordination on training and events for: 

  • Specialised business growth support for scale-up companies (scale-ups) through workshops
  • Intensive assistance to businesses to fast-track innovative products and services
  • Open Innovation opportunities for scale-ups to interact with large enterprises in the region in order to support supply chain opportunities
  • Scale-up access to Venture Capital (VC) and investor networks operated by SETsquared as well as support to identify public co-funding opportunities e.g. from Innovate UK

The Programme coordinator is part of a small, highly-motivated event team will report to the Programme Manager. The role will be employed by the University of Bath though travel in the Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire regions will be a regular part of the work.

This position is advertised full time (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis, with an expected end date of 31/07/2023. 

About you:

Our ideal applicant will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate successful and relevant event management in situations where attention to detail is vital
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work effectively with staff and across the partner Universities and business stakeholders
  • Deliver excellent customer service

About us:

SETsquared is the enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey – it has been ranked the Global No 1 university-business incubator since 2015. This role is part of the SETsquared's central team which is responsible for a range of programmes that back entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and scale-up's and create opportunities for them to work with the knowledge bases of t partner universities.


What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package
  • able to offer you a very generous employer contributory pension
  • an employer who wants you to enjoy a work life balance and we offer a generous annual leave allowance to recognise that. 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa 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 the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.