Posted on: 08/06/2022
Do you want to work with the most innovative, high growth, ambitious SME businesses?
Do you have credible experience at a senior level within an innovative growing business and/or setting up your own high growth innovative business?
Do you have experience of raising investment, or being an investor?
If the answer is yes, the role of Finance and Innovation Expert could be for you! This role specialises in supporting clients to become Investment Ready. You will work with Exemplas to deliver the Innovate UK EDGE service, you will act as strategic coach, mentor, critical friend and champion to a portfolio of exceedingly demanding high growth SME clients, supporting them to make a significant contribution to improve the UK economy.
About the role
In this role you will deliver the Innovate UK EDGE service to provide innovation and business advice to a portfolio of SME high growth scaling clients.
Your responsibilities will include:
We are looking for someone with business experience at a senior level and/or experience of setting up and running their own high growth business, who has strategic and management or consultancy experience in Accessing Finance, the commercialising of ideas, including IP, establishing sales channels.
You will need to demonstrate experience or knowledge of:
This is a full-time role permanent contract. The role is peripatetic and requires travel around the East of England and East Midlands region to visit clients.
We endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time basis, so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your initial phone interview.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and value diversity in our workforce. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
We are one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations and for over 25 years, we have provided business advisory services to more than 500,000 small to medium sized businesses on behalf of Government and Private sector organisations. As part of our expert team, you can expect to be empowered to be the best you can and share our company values of Openness (I am keen and willing to engage), Inspiration (I want to be the best that I can be), Conviction (We win, or lose, together) and Accountability (I will take responsibility and ownership). As a business we recognise that giving a superior service to our clients depends on making the most of our people and we aim to give our teams challenging opportunities, recognition for achievement, job enrichment and the maximum flexibility we can.
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