Student Start-up Programme Officer

Job reference: S73607
Date posted: 26/03/2021
Application closing date: 19/04/2021
Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be £27,511 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.

Innovation Impact and Business 

This new full-time post is available from June 2021 on a fixed term basis until July 2023. 

Summary of the role/position

The University of Exeter has strong relationships with businesses and other non-academic partners, drives innovation and makes a big impact on society and the economy. Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) is the professional team that supports and drives this critical work. Its key aim is to secure significantly greater value and impact from relationships with partners drawing on the University’s education, research and physical assets. The Student Startup Team sits within SETsquared Exeter which is situated in IIB’s Regional Engagement team.

Our future economy depends on the creation of new business’ that solve real-world problems and that add value to society. The development of entrepreneurial competencies is key to ensuring that we meet this need. Universities have an essential role to play in ensuring entrepreneurship is embedded in both curricular and extra-curricular provision, in order to develop the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Nurturing and supporting young entrepreneurs creates a pipeline of highly employable graduates and new, sustainable ventures that create value within the regional, national and international economy.

The University of Exeter (UoE) has as strong track record of supporting student entrepreneurship through the extra-curricular Student Startups programme. You will play a key role in the delivery of this programme at the University of Exeter, which is designed both to develop the entrepreneurial competency of participants and support new venture creation.

The team works with student ventures ranging from tech start-ups to social enterprises to new products and innovation. The core programme comprises of focused pre-incubation and incubation programmes and this post will play a key role in the delivery of these programmes: this includes workshops, speaker events, demo events, 1-2-1 advising and access to early-stage funding.

You will also be expected to liaise closely with colleagues across the University, including Professional Services, Colleges and the Students’ Guild, to ensure a collaborative and joined up approach to identifying and supporting the entrepreneurial ambitions of students, researchers and staff.

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