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Head of Scale-Up Programme (Fixed Term)

Job title Head of Scale-Up Programme (Fixed Term)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £51,799, rising to £65,573

Grade Grade 9*

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2424

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Monday 20 June 2022

Closing date Tuesday 05 July 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9551

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This is an exciting and challenging role to lead the SETsquared Scale-Up Programme!

About the role 

Leadership of a highly successful team in their delivery ambitious KPIs for this six-university collaboration. The Scale-Up Programme has enabled SETsquared Partnership universities to develop new collaborations between hundreds of scale-up companies and researchers, and has delivered substantial financial and strategic value to the companies, the universities and to our region's economy through the creation of new jobs and growth.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis with an expected end of date 30/06/2023.

About you 

  • You will be ready to lead a successful programme and guide its team to the next stage of its development which is to embed SETsquared in the partner universities’ applied Research and Development centres.
  • Successfully managed business support programmes and understand how to deliver most effective, cutting-edge, delivery-models and practices.
  • Possess financial programme management experience and an understanding of the principles of financial sustainability and compliance in the publicly-funded environment.

About the Programme 

SETsquared is the award-winning enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey founded in 2002. SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme was established to pool Knowledge Exchange expertise and capabilities from across the partner universities for Scale-Up businesses in its network. It has helped secure c.£100m of funding for collaborative R&D projects led by its member Scale-Up companies and developed collaboratives projects between the companies and partner universities in many of the most economically productive and competitive industry sectors including sustainable technology, quantum computing, digital health, and advanced engineering.

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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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

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.