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Innovation & Growth Specialist

UCL - Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation and Global Engagement) (B09)

Location: London, Work from home
Salary: £47,414 to £55,805
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: B09-00683

About us

UCL Innovation & Enterprise are a group of specialist teams working with students and staff to encourage a spirit of enterprise, create links with the outside world and accelerate UCL’s innovation and impact.

UCL Innovation & Enterprise's work is at the heart of UCL’s ambition to change the world for the better and plays a vital part in our shared mission to tackle the great global challenges of our time.

The BIP (Business Innovation & Partnerships) High Growth SME cluster supports UCLs engagement with innovative SMEs through innovation programmes. These programmes provide a platform for UCL spinouts, start-ups, and associated SMEs to innovate, scale and grow nationally and internationally.

About the role

The Innovate UK EDGE services delivered by UCL Innovation & Enterprise cover a key element of UCL’s strategy in developing partnerships and engaging with high-growth SMEs who are likely to be innovating and using new technology, to grow, scale and internationalise.

As an Innovation & Growth Specialist, you will deliver the Innovate UK EDGE service to a portfolio of high-growth SMEs, spinouts, and start-ups on how to grow their business, commercialise their technology, and find international partners. In particular, the jobholder will play a major role in scoping innovative SMEs, commercialising their R&D, accessing funding and finance opportunities, and supporting them in accessing new markets.

About you

We are looking for someone with experience in strategy and management, or consultancy experience in the commercialising of ideas, including IP, access to finance and internationalisation. The jobholder will be of exceptional high calibre, with experience of supporting and advising SMEs at various stages of the business life cycle, and experience working in or with emerging technologies across sectors (High-Value manufacturing, Materials, Engineering, DeepTech, Creative etc.).

We are operating hybrid working and you will have the opportunity to work remotely for up to 3 days a week if you wish.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact Madalina Rau, HR Officer, at m.rau@ucl.ac.uk.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
  • Hybrid Final Salary Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted medical insurance

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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