Digital Innovation Officer

University of Plymouth
April 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:£28,759 - £32,982
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£28,759 - £32,982 pro rata per annum - Grade 5

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Digital Innovation Officer


STRIDE (Success Through Innovation & Development Excellence) is looking for a strong digital communicator and team player with an interest in innovation and the changing business landscape to join the team as the STRIDE Digital Innovation Officer. You will contribute to the programmes impact strategy and support the team through engaging and up to date content on The Innovation Studio. The Innovation Studio is an online platform built for businesses to access knowledge, accredited business tools and webinars.

The Digital Innovation Officer is expected to work closely with businesses to create an effective user experience and ensure that all channels are kept up to date. You will assist in the creation of digital business tools and ensure the platform is performing at all times.

You will have experience in communicating with diverse audiences, through online channels and creating content.

STRIDE is a high impact, bespoke intensive innovation programme designed to support innovative businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The programme focuses on businesses who have the potential to commercially exploit new ideas and technology to scale and grow their business.

Designed to accelerate innovation and economic growth, STRIDE delivers bespoke high value, intensive interventions to businesses through a series of interlinked reinforcing activities which deliver true innovation with measurable business improvements that link to new funding opportunities.

Building on the success of the University of Plymouth flagship business innovation project in Cornwall, Acceleration Through Innovation (ATI), STRIDE focuses on those sectors detailed within the Good Growth Investment Plan – clean energy resources, geo-resources, data and space, visitor economy and agri-food. The project will also support businesses outside of these sectors where there are clear opportunities for research and innovation to drive growth and productivity.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Jessica Dennis – Deputy Project Manager and Communications Manager – [email protected]

For more information about STRIDE, visit: www.

There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Please refer to the job description for further information.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 22nd April 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a part-time position working 30 hours per week on a fixed-term basis until 31st March 2025 due to funding.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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