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Innovation Engagement Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Temporary
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
03/09/2020
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/09/2020 23:59
Salary:
Grade 11 £33,782 to £37,890
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
199809
Employment Location:
Salvus House, Aykley Heads
Post Number:
REG20-181
Closing date:
16 Sep
Further Information

An opportunity has arisen for an Innovation Engagement Officer required until 30 June 2023. The earliest start date due to funding arrangements is 1 October 2020.

The Durham Future Innovation Building (DFIB) project is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to provide a 2.5 year programme of business support to encourage and enable SMEs in targeted sectors in County Durham to invest in R&D to innovate by engaging with the businesses and connecting them to opportunities.

The role of this post is to engage with SMEs in County Durham providing support to help them to innovate. The post will involve working with SMEs to identify their needs, signposting to support where available, and allocating grants to further their innovation ideas. Other key elements of the role will also involve identifying key innovation trends in the sectors, managing events, and awarding and administrating the grants awarded.

Applicants should hold a Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (eg. Business Studies, Science or Engineering) or be able to demonstrate extensive relevant experience together with having recent experience of engaging with SMEs and delivering business support or business development services.

Interviews are scheduled to be via Microsoft Teams on Friday 25 September 2020.

For further information regarding the post, please contact Peter Rippingale on 03000 265509 or via email at peter.rippingale@durham.gov.uk

Anyone currently listed on the Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for this vacancy should contact Payroll and Employee Services.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION FOR THIS POST WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH NORTH EAST JOBS, INCLUDING YOUR INVITE TO INTERVIEW IF YOU ARE SHORTLISTED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR NOTIFICATION FROM DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK AS YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY ANY OTHER MEANS. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services on 03000 263154/264469/264086/266148 or email PESREG@durham.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.