Vacancy details

Innovation Growth Adviser

Location: Peripatetic (East of England area)

Posted on: 20/11/2020

Do you have significant business experience at a senior level within a high growth business environment?

Do you want to help SMEs to survive the immediate Covid-19 crisis and to help them grow as conditions and markets recover?

Do you have experience of providing support and advice to SMEs in order to develop their own long-term growth, innovation and commercialisation plans?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions the role of Innovation & Growth Adviser could be for you!

About the role

In this role you will provide innovation and business advice to a portfolio of SME clients to make a significant contribution to the development of competitiveness of East of England businesses.

You will help SMEs to survive the immediate Covid-19 crisis and to stabilise the business and position it to grow as conditions and markets recover.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • acting as a strategic coach and mentor to SME clients to support them in developing their own long-term growth and innovation commercialisation plans;
  • providing an account management function for the delivery of business support services to enable SME clients to survive, stabilise and grow (SSG) and to enhance their innovation management capacity;
  • using holistic analysis tools to review client needs and provide tailored support including advice on suitability of funding and support services from Innovate UK and other business support providers;
  • focusing on supporting the most ambitious, high-growth potential innovative SMEs to benefit from national and global opportunities;
  • providing information and guidance on intellectual property matters, signposting or referring to professional support as required.

About you

We are looking for someone with business experience at a senior level within a high growth business environment who has strategic and management or consultancy experience in the commercialising of ideas, including IP, access to finance, establishing sales channels.

You will also need to demonstrate experience or knowledge of:

  • assessing risk through analysis of business plans, financial accounts, and other supporting information;  
  • interpreting outputs of business diagnostic and benchmarking tools to develop action plans;
  • understanding of IPR and IP commercialisation strategies together with an understanding of business finance and access to finance;
  • critical appraisal of bids for innovation funding;
  • understanding of the business support landscape together with funding and support available through Innovate UK.

What do we offer?

What we offer

This is a full-time role on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2022.  The role is peripatetic and requires travel around the East of England region to visit clients and occasional visits to our Hatfield office, although we are currently working from home due to Covid-19.

  • The salary of between £32,445 - £44,050 for the right candidate;
  • Car allowance of £3840 per annum (pro rata for part-time);
  • Broadband allowance;
  • A generous, up to 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme (conditional upon being enrolled and remaining in the scheme for the duration of employment);
  • 26 days holiday (rising to 28 after 2 years’ service, pro rata for part time) plus bank holidays;
  • Free car parking onsite;
  • A flexible and supportive working culture including access to mental health first aiders;
  • Wellbeing programme for employees including access to discounts, workshops, health screening, employee assistance programme, Doctorline and more;
  • A modern, open space and technology enabled working environment;
  • A range of flexible benefits including holiday-buy scheme, eye care vouchers, annual flu vaccination and a cycle-to-work scheme.

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.

About us

We are one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations with approximately 200 employees across a number of locations. 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 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.

The fine print

  • Please note you must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
  • Exemplas does not have a sponsor licence to hire workers from outside the UK from 1 January 2021 so please note that you must have the right to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
  • Please read our recruitment privacy notice for information about how we process your personal data.

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Hatfield (currently working remotely)

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