Vacancy details

Innovation Business Adviser (fixed term contract until March 2019)

Location: Hatfield or Cambridge

Who Are We?

We are one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations with approximately 200 employees across a number of locations. For over 20 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.
Since the year 2000, Exemplas has directly supported over 500,000 UK SMEs through the delivery of business information, advice & consultancy; including support for product innovation and exports. As a result, we also play a leading role in the transfer UK SME support know-how to governments across Europe and in developing countries.

What is the role?

We are looking to recruit individuals who have experience of working with SMEs at a senior management level providing business advice and consultancy for business growth, commercialisation of ideas, including IP, access to finance, project management and establishing sales channels.

As one of our innovation business advisers you will be delivering tailored support and innovative solutions to SMEs. As part of the Innovate2Succeed (I2S) team you will have the opportunity to affect real change by working closely with senior management/ business owners who leading from the front within the businesses with whom you engage. Using developed tools and methodologies, you will provide an in-depth diagnostics of their business followed by the design and delivery of bespoke support packages which recognise innovation management as an integral part of the company’s business operations going forward.

You will join an established team of Innovation Advisers, delivering the I2S services to SMEs in Hertfordshire, Cambridge and across the East of England. This post is fully funded by European Regional Development Fund & Innovate UK

Who are you?

  • You will have significant business experience at a senior level within a high growth business environment.
  • You are experienced in assessing risk through analysis of business plans, financial accounts, and other supporting information;  
  • You have a broad understanding of IPR, IP valuation, partnering agreement types (licensing, confidentiality agreements, etc.) and sources of finance;
  • You have the ability to gain and hold the respect of business owners and senior staff in the business we support.
  • You have good written and oral communication skills, with ability to clarify complex points and summarise situations and facts succinctly;

What do we offer?

We offer a competitive salary of up to £39,585 and car allowance up to £3820 per annum as well as a host of fantastic benefits including:

  • A generous 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme
  • 26 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Free car parking onsite
  • A flexible and supportive working culture,
  • A range of flexible benefits including flexi-pension, holiday-buy scheme, eyecare vouchers and a cycle-to-work scheme.

The fine print.

  • Please note you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.

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