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Senior Investment Programme Coordinator (Fixed Term)

Job title Senior Investment Programme Coordinator (Fixed Term)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £27,116, rising to £33,309

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Monday 20 June 2022

Closing date Sunday 10 July 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9550

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Motivated by a job where you can make a real difference to drive UK innovation and enterprise?!

If so, come and join our small, highly motivated investment team. SETsquared is a partnership of six leading universities (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) and has a range of research commercialisation and business support programmes to help start-ups and scale-ups flourish and grow. 

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Senior Investment Programme co-ordinator to help our members along their raising investment journey to enable their growth. 

This position is advertised full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis, with an expected end date of 30/06/2023.

In this exciting and key role you will:

  • develop strategies to engage and maintain an active investor network.
  • work across the wider SETsquared teams as well as with colleagues across the 6 partner Universities.
  • be the main point of liaison for key investment programme initiatives of the Regional Angel Investment Accelerator (RAIA) partnership and Executives into Business (EiB) Programme
  • contribute to the investment fund project which aims to raise a £100m venture capital fund for SETsquared companies.

For any informal discussions please contact Steve Mayers (Head of Scale-Up Programme) on stephen.mayers@setsquared.co.uk 

Hybrid working is one of the many ways we recognise the importance of achieving a positive work life balance. Whilst the exact days you can work remotely will differ between teams and departments, it should provide you with greater flexibility, provided you are in the UK. Learn more about our future ways of working and explore further at interview.

SETsquared is an enterprise partnership of six leading research-intensive UK universities. We predominantly back deep tech companies that are developing ground-breaking new technologies through securing access to public and private funding. We support 550 member companies and this is set to grow to 1000 over the next five years.

Its Scale-Up Programme helps companies collaborate on R&D with our partner universities and secure the finance from public grants and private investors. The Scale-Up Programme has a funding extension to June 2023 of £3.3m and this fixed-term post for the period is key in order that the Scale Up programme meets increased KPI targets and additional outcomes.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

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. 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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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.