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The University of Warwick Science Park currently is currently recruiting.

  • Innovation Centre Manager
  • Head of Minerva Business Angel Network
  • Property Surveyor
  • Business Growth Adviser – Strategic Market Development
  • Marketing Assistant

 

Innovation Centre Manager
University of Warwick Science Park
Full-time (36.5 hours)
Salary FA7 £39,324 – £46,925

The University of Warwick Science Park is the West Midlands leader for the combined provision of quality office space and business support programmes for technology based and innovation led business. As a result of its success the Science Park has established a series of satellite Innovation Centres across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Due to the retirement of the current Centre Manager there is now a requirement for a full-time Centre Manager for the Innovation Centre in Warwick, which also provides tenant management at the Venture Centre, Coventry.

The successful candidate will be responsible for marketing and managing of the Centres on a day-to-day basis and integrating tenant’s businesses into the appropriate areas of the University and the business support infrastructure of the Science Park and the University of Warwick. In addition they will be required to support and liaise with the management teams’ of The University of Warwick Science Park’s other Centres in Binley, Coventry and Blythe Valley, Solihull.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and presentation skills, have the ability to manage a small team, interface with tenant companies on a daily basis and work independently or as part of a small team. A good understanding of the issues and challenges facing managers of small businesses will be crucial. Candidates will be expected to be computer literate. Excellent salary and benefits will be available to the right candidate. Must be able to cover holiday periods, emergencies etc. across all our Centre’s.

Interested?
For further information please contact Sian Edwards and refer to the attached person specification and role description. Send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the Role requirements to Sian at – The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ or email to sian.edwards@uwsp.co.uk.

Closing date: 15th September 2017


Head of Minerva Business Angel Network
University of Warwick Science Park

Salary in the region of circa £53-55k – FA8 (subject to evaluation)
Full time

The University of Warwick Science Park Ltd is one of Europe’s leading Science Parks involved in the start-up and development of knowledge based businesses. Minerva is its nationally recognised Angel Network that has been operating since 1993 with over £8.5m of investments made since 2010.

Following the retirement of the previous Head, the Science Park is now looking for a person to build on its enviable success and develop the network recognising the opportunities presented by the University, LEP, WMCA and Midland Engine amongst others.

The role is made up of two key elements. Firstly, curating propositions from companies to ensure they are of a quality and appropriate technology for the investor groups. Secondly, ensuring the investor groups are run in an engaging style with a flow of new active investors.

Therefore, applicants should be able to demonstrate proven skills in leading similar networks, an in-depth understanding of funding challenges for early stage/small businesses and a thorough knowledge of Access to Finance combined with the gravitas to effectively manage investors/HNIs.

If you have a background in early stage business investing, whether through banking, investment, or as a successful serial entrepreneur and you are looking to use those skills to do something a little different and of value to the innovation led small business community, then this role could be for you.

Interested?

For further information please contact Sian Edwards and refer to the attached person specification and role description. Send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the Role requirements to Sian at – The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ or email to sian.edwards@uwsp.co.uk.

Closing date: 22nd September 2017


Property Surveyor
University of Warwick Science Park Ltd
Salary in the range FA6 – £29,301 – £38,183

We are the premier University Science Park in the Midlands with over 200k sq. ft. lettable space at our main site adjacent to the University of Warwick and a further 55k sq. ft. at satellite innovation Centres. The Science Park is a fully owned subsidiary of the University of Warwick.

We require a property surveyor, working under the direction of the Building and Facilities Manager, to work on construction and maintenance projects, working within cost, quality and time parameters. You will be responsible for the feasibility assessment, design, supervision and contract management of refurbishment and planned maintenance projects across the Science Park and University as directed.

Additionally, you will also be required to manage the process for new commercial tenant leases and lease renewals across the Science Park and University Estate. This will include liaison with stakeholders across the University at all levels.

We are seeking someone who:-

• Has a construction related first Degree/Higher Technician qualification

• Possesses a working competency in the use of construction projects and their administration, construction technology, building design and specification

• Is fully up to date with legislative requirements in construction Health and Safety

• Has experience of managing construction projects and undertaking the management of planned and responsive maintenance

• Membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. RICS, MCIOB, APM) would be an advantage

• Has experience of working on commercial leases and a working knowledge of dilapidations, surveys and schedules

• Possesses excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop good internal and external relations, motivating and encouraging performance in others and with the ability to negotiate at high level to achieve mutually beneficial agreements

• Is highly organised with the ability to work under their own initiative and able to prioritise work under pressure

The company, as a subsidiary of the University of Warwick, offers a comprehensive benefits package including 30 days annual leave and pension scheme.

Interested?
For further information please refer to the attached person specification and role description. Send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the Role requirements to Sian Edwards at – The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ or email to sian.edwards@uwsp.co.uk


Business Growth Adviser – Strategic Market Development
University of Warwick Science Park, The Venture Centre, CV4 7EZ

c. £37k – pro-rata
Part-time (0.6) fixed term until 30th September 2018

The University of Warwick Science Park Ltd is one of Europe’s leading Science Parks involved in the start-up and development of tech based and knowledge intensive businesses. The Science Park is now undertaking the delivery of the Business Ready Programme, an innovative business readiness support package directed at early stage and growth SME’s with the characteristics and ambition for growth in the CW LEP region.

The programme is designed to assist those with the potential for growth to meet their potential by overcoming the barriers to achieve scalability and sustainable growth.

This new role will be a key delivery role to clients in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Role will be responsible for client delivery of the programme which integrates with all the main business support areas currently provided by the Science Park.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate proven skills in SME business growth advice and support, an in depth understanding of early stage and small businesses and their unique challenges, combined with a specialist knowledge of Strategic Marketing and collaboration/partnership development. Experience of operating within an ERDF or equivalent funding environment would be very desirable.

Interested?
For further information please refer to the attached person specification and role description. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the Role requirements to Sian Edwards at – The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ or email to sian.edwards@uwsp.co.uk

Closing date: 7th August 2017
Interview date: 23rd August 2017


Marketing Assistant
University of Warwick Science Park, The Venture Centre, CV4 7EZ

£18,412 – £20,624 pro-rata (0.6 contract)
Fixed term until 30th Sept 2018

The University of Warwick Science Park Ltd is one of Europe’s leading Science Parks involved in the start-up and development of tech based and knowledge intensive businesses. The Science Park is now undertaking the delivery of the Business Ready Programme, an innovative business readiness support package directed at early stage and growth SME’s with the characteristics and ambition for growth in the CW LEP region.

The programme is designed to assist those with the potential for growth to meet their potential by overcoming the barriers to achieve scalability and sustainable growth.

This new role will be key to recruiting and maintaining engagement with clients in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Role will be responsible for marketing of the programme which integrates with all the main business support areas currently provided by the Science Park.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate proven skills in marketing and communications, including use of digital and social media. Experience of operating within a business to business environment and event marketing is desirable.

Interested?
For further information please refer to the attached person specification and role description. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the Role requirements to Sian Edwards at – The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ or email to sian.edwards@uwsp.co.uk

Closing date: 7th August 2017
Interview date: 25th August 2017

 


 

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