Entrepreneur in Residence (Makespace) (CC11573)

University of Bath
April 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585
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Contract Type:Fixed Term Placed on
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Job title Entrepreneur in Residence (Makespace)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395 pro rata

Grade Grade 8

Contract Type Part Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Friday 22 March 2024

Closing date Sunday 14 April 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC11573


Do you want to be involved with a next-generation skills, training, research, and innovation programme?

Are you passionate about equipping companies with the right frontier technology tools and skills to advance their business into the future?

About us

The FWD Project is an exciting collaboration between B&NES Council, Bath College, Bath Spa University, and the University of Bath. Based at the University of Bath's Innovation Centre, the Makespace Lab, is an important part of the project.

At its heart, you will seek to bridge the gap between ideation creation and innovation. Gaps in knowledge and limited access to technology resources, create a barrier to an entrepreneur's ability to explore, test, prototype and implement new technological processes or resources with no risk. You will serve as that vital bridge by providing those resources, complemented by a programme of activity.

The West of England Combined Authority funds the project which focuses on developing innovation, knowledge and skills in the healthy living, digital & creative, and the Net Zero & sustainability sectors, reflecting the biggest regional challenges to recovery and growth.

About you

You are a key individual to the success of the Makespace Lab, making a significant contribution to the companies in their discovery, experimentation and application to their business of new and emerging technologies including: 3D printing; prototyping; Immersive technologies; AI etc.

You will achieve this by seeking to understand the Business Leaders' business support requirements, mapping this into the resources available via the Innovation Centre, and Research base of the university ensuring the appropriate linkages are made available including connecting them to the resources of the SETsquared Partnership of which the University of Bath is a founding member. Drawing on your own experience of running a business/es or a proven track record of supporting businesses, is vital to this role.

Further Information

This is a part-time role working 0.5 fte (18.25 hours per week) for a fixed- term period until 31 December 2024. The post requires attendance at the Makespace Lab, Carpenter House, therefore hybrid or home working does not apply to this position.

For informal enquiries about the post contact Andrea Kelly, at [email protected]. Please ensure you submit your application through our website, we cannot accept any applications via email.

What we can offer you
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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    Further details:
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  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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