Programme Assistant (Fixed Term)

Job title Programme Assistant (Fixed Term)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £19,202, rising to £21,414 Per Annum for duration of contract

Grade Grade 4

Placed on Thursday 05 September 2019

Closing date Sunday 22 September 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SJ7057

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Do you have a flair for administration, taking pride in accuracy and attention to detail? 

This is an opportunity to be part of a world class team delivering an exciting new programme supporting scale-up companies to accelerate their growth through innovation, investment and partnership delivering economic impact into the UK economy.

This contract will be based at the University of Bath’s Innovation Centre. You will be an experienced administrator with a good level of general education, familiar with standard IT systems and databases, and possessing excellent organisational and inter-personal skills. With a wide stakeholder group and geography, this is a complex and challenging but stimulating and rewarding environment to work within. You will have excellent organisational skills, demonstrate a good use of initiative and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise a high workload.  You will enjoy working autonomously as well as part of team in a fast-paced environment. 

SETsquared is the long standing enterprise partnership between the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Its incubator programme has been recognised as the Number 1 University business incubator in the world (UBI Index, 2016). 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 that these companies will go on to deliver a further £7.3bn of impact to the UK economy in the decade ahead.

This role will help develop SETsquared’s offering beyond startups to scaleups across Southern England and is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of this new stage in the Partnership’s growth. 


You will also be entitled to a very generous 19.5% employer contributory pension (8.8% employee contributions) as well as the following employee benefits: 

  • 36 days holiday pro-rata, (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • A flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Interest-free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Discounted physiotherapy service

This position is offered on a full time, fixed term basis until end of January 2020. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Serena Giaminardi on 

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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.