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International Programmes Manager

You will develop and deliver international and global programmes to promote collaboration and innovation resulting in maximising impact for the participating business.

Do you want to play a key role in developing and delivering international programmes that benefit high growth innovative SMEs?

Do you have experience of managing internal and external stakeholder relationships with  both UK based and overseas partners?

If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions the role of International Programmes Manager could be for you!

About the role

You will develop and deliver international and global programmes to promote collaboration and innovation resulting in maximising impact for the participating business.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working with our funders to develop the programme and itinerary for each funded programme, liaising with Sector and Market Specialists, intermediaries (such as Innovate UK family members, DBT) as appropriate together with relevant overseas organisations within host market;
  • Act as an International & Global Programmes ambassador and promote opportunities for Innovate UK Business Growth clients across the Exemplas Business Growth teams, and use other appropriate channels such as UK intermediaries as appropriate
  • Organise an effective recruitment and selection process for each programme, ensuring that EDI principles and best practice are used throughout;
  • Manage and deliver online and face to face UK based workshops, accompany and manage overseas market visits, delivering focused activities internationally enabling delegates to receive maximum benefit from the programme;

About you

You will need to have:

  • Experience of organising and managing overseas visits or similar activities with SMEs
  • Experience of developing beneficial relationships with stakeholder organisations;
  • Experience of working internationally within a service or business support organisation, ideally in the Australian market;
  • Proven track record of working with partners and building relationships at senior management level within a business-to-business environment;
  • Experience of developing internationally focused project ideas and bringing them forward for delivery;
  • Able to work with databases and maintain accurate customer information on a CRM system

What we offer

We are more interested in finding the right person, but we are loosely looking in the region of £40,000 – £43,000 pa FTE.

This role will be on a fixed term contract and due to end around March 2025.

This role also requires national travel and considerable international travel involving extended overnight stays. You must be a commutable distance from major London airports and a driving licence and car owner/access is desirable.

  • Broadband allowance
  • Generous, up to 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme
  • 26 days holiday (rising to 28 after 2 years’ service, pro rata for part time)
  • Free car parking onsite
  • Flexible and supportive working culture including access to mental health first aiders
  • Wellbeing services for employees including access to discounts, employee assistance programme, Mental Health First Aiders, Doctorline and more
  • Modern, open space and technology enabled working environment
  • Flexible benefits including holiday-buy scheme, eye care vouchers, annual flu vaccination, Cyclescheme.

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 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.

The fine print

  • Please note we are not a Home Office visa sponsorship licence holder and therefore you must be currently eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
  • Please read our recruitment privacy notice available on Exemplas website for information about how we process your personal data.

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