Internal Job Vacancies

Thank you for considering a career at the University of Warwick Science Park.

The University of Warwick Science Park is currently recruiting for

  • Business Growth Advisers
  • Business Support and Marketing Assistant

Business Growth Advisers for High Growth SMEs

University of Warwick Science Park Ltd

The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ

Salary circa £37k pro-rata for Part-time roles

Full time & Part-time roles

Fixed Term Contract nominally to 31.12.2021

The Business Ready programme provides fully funded support to ambitious, tech-based SMEs who share a common ambition to succeed. We support a diverse portfolio of clients by helping them meet their potential by overcoming the barriers to scalability and sustainable growth.

We are into the second iteration of this successful programme and looking to add key skills to the team.

Applicants should evidence, either in their CV or covering letter, proven skills in at least one or more of the following areas:

• access to finance
• digital and enabling technologies (including 5G and AI/ML)
• electric and autonomous vehicles
• market development or change management.

You are someone who understands the unique challenges that drive SME business growth. You have a track record of success working across sectors and industries. You are able to engage and establish trust quickly, and are able to draw on a range of experiences to support a business and its management team.

Working out of University of Warwick Science Park you will be joining an experienced, friendly and supportive group who are passionate about making a positive difference and helping to drive success in the West Midlands. Experience of operating within an ERDF (or equivalent) funding environment would be desirable. Roles may be part-time or full-time depending on the mix of talents selected to constitute the team.

Interested? Then contact Sian Edwards for further details, or 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

🔗 Role description

🔗 Person specification

Business Support & Marketing Assistant

University of Warwick Science Park LTD

The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ

Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, is one of the fastest growing Business Angel groups in the UK.  Angel investors provide an essential investment into start-ups and high growth companies seeking access to finance to grow.  Minerva helps curate these companies to become investment ready, giving them access to our growing number of Minerva Investment Groups, which currently stands at 10.  We provide in these groups a forum to stimulate debate and thus facilitate access to investment from our pool of Angels.  Our role is to help support both sides of the equation, investors and companies, come together so they can independently discover the best proposition for both parties.

The successful candidate will be pivotal in supporting the delivery, administration, marketing, and supporting the operation of our events programme.


The successful candidate will have experience in: –

  • The implementation of digital and social media marketing plans with experience in supporting website updates, liaising with media/PR outlets, use of social media to run campaigns
  • Event management including working with third parties in the delivery of events, the organisation thereof and the management of attendees, including their details in a GDPR complaint manner
  • Financial Administration, to include inputting invoices, gathering information to correctly invoice both companies and angels and supporting any late payments
  • Provide and administer information to enable Minerva to work in a compliant manner as required by the FCA
  • Help with the management of our investor pool, including the need to ensure they meet the needs of FCA Regulations
  • Support the Head of Minerva in the delivery of the necessary services to support its growth plans
  • Microsoft Office skills with excel proficiency
  • Working in a busy environment but equally happy to work on their own including travelling to events and managing them on their own
  • Taking on several diverse tasks
  • The role involves working some evenings and weekends and off-campus plus UK travel

Salary will be paid at £22,017.00 subject to experience, skills and the capacity to work out of normal office hours when required. The role comes with generous holidays and benefits, and the advantage of joining the Heritage pension scheme. This is a full-time position of 36.50 hours per week.

Please send your application and a covering letter to: Sian Edwards at

🔗 Role Description

🔗 Person Specification

Closing date: Sunday 28th July 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 7th August 2019 & Thursday 8th August 2019

If you have not heard from us by Friday 2nd August please consider your application unsuccessful.