Innovation Funding Development Officer

University of the West of England, Bristol - Department of Research, Business & Innovation

Fixed Term end date: 25 Feb 2020

The Department of Research, Business and Innovation have a 2 year - fixed term, position in their busy team.

You will ensure successful, funder-compliant delivery of the University’s European-funded Innovation Enterprise Programme (IEP), which provides research and development grant funding to innovative SMEs across the West of England, as well as ‘pre-incubation’ support to graduate start-up enterprises

You will achieve the above by visiting, guiding, advising and monitoring businesses in receipt of grants, by linking them with academics, students and graduates, and by developing risk management, funder reporting and general administrative processes. With regard to the graduate enterprises, you will develop and implement a broad range of administrative and organisational tasks that support the attainment, recording and reporting of project targets/outcomes.

In addition you will be responsible for the provision of specialist advice and support to businesses in receipt of innovation and research funding (including high value monetary grants) issued by the University. It will be necessary to undertake monitoring visits to these businesses, in order to assess and analyse performance and identify issues relating to their funded innovation projects. You will use specialist knowledge and expertise to identify and resolve project issues, and to develop/maintain a business risk register, referring issues to senior staff where appropriate.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity please see the attached full job description and person specification for the role.

Closing date is 25 February 2018 at 11.59 pm.

Interviews have been scheduled for week commencing 12 March 2018.

For an informal discussion, please contact Shaun Jordan on 011732 83296 or email:

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 Days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

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