3 x Innovation Manager
Working across North East England
Hours between 22.5 and 37.5 (with flexible working possible)
Fixed-term contract to 31 March 2021
£40,000 (pro rata) per year plus pension
The Innovation SuperNetwork is a unique regional programme, helping to cultivate a stronger innovation eco-system in the North East of England and support innovative businesses.
The programme is expanding to include support delivered through cluster organisations and business groups, ensuring that innovation support is available to a much wider range of businesses than can currently access it. In addition, we are working closely with partners on increasing the level of support available in the region for open and collaborative innovation projects.
Our ideal candidate
The ideal person will be a confident communicator with considerable stakeholder engagement and management experience. They will have a track record of working with organisations in both the public and private sector and be confident establishing relationships with large corporate organisations and SMEs. The ideal candidate will be experienced in working with industry networks or cluster groups, determining sector needs, identifying shared goals and delivering successful projects that meet stakeholder and sector requirements. A track record in seeking out and securing funding for new initiatives is also required.
Knowledge and understanding of the digital sector whilst desirable is not essential.
The candidate must have a strong understanding of innovation from first-hand experience. They must be able to spot opportunities for projects and be able to function effectively in a fast-moving, multi-stakeholder environment. Strong communication skills are essential and some experience of account management would be useful in working with partner organisations. Knowledge of how innovation projects can be structured and financed is a bonus.
If this opportunity is for you, the first step is to forward your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 29th October. Interviews are planned for the 5th November 2018 in Sunderland.