Location: Kent

Closing date: 15 Sep 2021

Reference Number: T389

NIAB is a dynamic, research led and market driven plant bioscience organisation, with an emphasis on innovative applications for end-users in the agricultural, horticultural and food sectors.  With almost 90 years’ experience of technology evaluation and transfer, NIAB is spear-heading the advancement of plant genetic resources through research, technical services and training.

We wish to appoint an Innovation Growth Manager to work as part of the ‘Growing Kent and Medway’ team. In this role you will deliver an active and strategic business development function for the ‘Growing Kent and Medway’ innovation cluster, funded through the UKRI Strength in places fund. This post is fixed term for 3 years.

The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and supporting ambitious businesses/entrepreneurs that could benefit from GKM support to exploit regional, national and global opportunities across the horticulture and food & drink sectors. Engaging with businesses to facilitate access to innovation, research expertise and facilities, as well as providing bespoke support to businesses in the development and delivery of innovation grant applications.

Further details and a full job description can be found at: https://www.niab.com/niab_job_info/107

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2021