Salary: £42,000 Per annum
NEWABLE Group formerly known as GLE Group is looking to appoint an Innovation Adviser to join a dynamic team of Business and Innovation Advisers.
The main purpose of the job is to make a significant contribution to the competitiveness of ambitious, high-growth businesses in London by providing tailored support under the innovate2succeed (i2s) programme to enhance their innovation management capacity.
You will need to have wide-ranging, senior level experience in commercialising innovation, be of graduate calibre, together with business acumen and a desire to share your experience with high growth companies. As an experienced business person you will use your knowledge and experience to assist SME owners, directors and managers overcome barriers to exploiting their ideas commercially.
A background of working with SMEs and the ability to demonstrate empathy for entrepreneurial culture and to build effective relationships at Board level are crucial. You will be a confident networker and be able to build professional relationships with private sector business support providers at local level. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.
You should have experience of supporting innovative SMEs to commercialise their IP or of other areas of small business growth, preferably spanning both the public and private business support environment.
Knowledge and experience in working with the following sectors desirable: Tech, Creative, Digital and Urban.
Responsibilities will include:
- Identifying innovative businesses with the highest growth potential for commercialisation their ideas
- Use holistic analysis tools to diagnose and assess client needs and provide tailored support to address these needs, including
- Acting as a strategic coach and mentor to clients to support them in developing their own long term innovation strategy
- Assisting clients to prioritise issues and identify potential courses of action
- Support clients to embed principles of sustainable development
To perform this role to our high standards, you must be people-focused, an excellent communicator, analytical and innovative, with excellent planning and execution skills.
Previous Applicants need not apply. Thank you.
Closing Date: Friday 18th November 2016. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Upon application you will be sent an application form and diversity form that is to be completed and returned.
Newable Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected grounds. Disabled people who meet all of the essential criteria will be invited to interview.