Project Co-ordinator - Accelerator Programme
Project Co-ordinator - Accelerator Programme Future Business Centre, Cambridge (with travel in the UK and Europe) £26,000 - £30,000 depending on experience Are you interested in how innovation can help maintain lifestyle and independence as people age? Have you worked in or are you interested in business? Allia is seeking an accelerator Programme Co-ordinator to join a team working on an interesting and important European project which is identifying and supporting innovative UK businesses who are part of an emerging market called the silver ; You will have some or all of these skills & attributes - Understanding and experience of working in business or commerce, whether through education (degree level or higher) or real work experience - Ability to interact and manage relationships with many different types of ; - Ability to co-ordinate and help manage activities relating to a programme of work - Ability and motivation to manage own time effectively, prioritize workload and to remain highly productive when not under direct supervision - Capability to use own initiative when identifying and contacting potential new businesses and partners for the accelerator programme - Some understanding or experience of working with new and growing businesses ideally within a sector where innovation is ; - Excellent communication, presentation and numeracy skills - Some experience/understanding of the issues associated with the ageing population, housing and/or elderly ; - A willingness to travel within Europe from time to time, including some overnight stays Qualifications and experience - Undergraduate degree as minimum - Experience of programme co-ordination desirable - Ideally some experience of managing and developing a product database using Access - Ideally some experience of writing marketing communications - Experience of organising meetings and workshops and creating resources for those workshops - Experience of organising and delivering briefing events for senior management Project background SEAS 2 Grow is a European-funded project involving partners in the UK, France, Belgium and Holland which is tackling the challenge of an ageing ; The project has created a cross-border innovation programme called AgeTech Accelerator which supports businesses with innovations to reach the markets that need them. Over the last few years the market for these products, called the silver economy, has begun to clearly form and presents both opportunities for businesses and investors but also for collaboration with the public sector. There is an urgent need to find solutions to the challenges that a rapidly growing ageing population represents. These solutions will help the older population now, but the silver economy will form the basis of products that will become integral to maintaining the lifestyle and independence of the generations that ; Allia is a key partner in the AgeTech Accelerator programme. Due to programme growth and increasing scope and ambitions within the UK, Europe and beyond, a new role has been created which will assist with delivering and coordinating the day to day ; You will mainly work with Allia's Project Lead who is responsible for SEAS2Grow and AgeTech Accelerator activities under the management of the Managing Director, Allia Innovation ; Key responsibilities - Manage the AgeTech Accelerator website and programme application process - Schedule and track accelerator services such as co-creation sessions, focus groups, field testing and business advice sessions - Help develop the AgeTech Accelerator community - organise events and pitch days, draft content for and send out newsletter and other marcomms - Research and identify potential businesses for new cohorts which may involve attending networking sessions, pitch events and external business support events outside of the working day - Liaise and coordinate living lab services with cross-border partners and draft offers of service and reports - Organise business support meetings and monthly project tele conferences - Maintain and develop the silver economy product database by identifying 20 new businesses per week - Identify potential funding opportunities and help draft content for bids - Act as liaison point for UK AgeTech businesses - Draft communications and reports - Support the programme lead with day to day duties This post is part-funded by the Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020 European Territorial Cooperation Programme which is part-financed by the European Regional Development ; Full Time (35 hours per week) - Initial 9 months fixed term contract. Part-time role or flexible hours will be considered Application process To apply please select the button shown and submit your CV and a covering letter highlighting your key achievements to date and suitability for the role in no more than 300 words. The Closing date for applications is midday 13th September ; Early application is encouraged as we will be interviewing strong candidates as they apply, and should you leave your application to the closing date the position may have been ; As we are not a sponsored employer, candidates must be eligible to work in the ; To apply for the role of Project Co-ordinator (Accelerator Programme), please apply via the button ; This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. 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