Incubation Manager

Incubation Manager 

Contract Term: Permanent 

Location: London

Closing date: 18th November 2018

Salary: Commensurate with experience 

About the role:

The Carbon Trust is looking to recruit an Incubation Manager to strengthen our breadth of expertise and manage our incubation support activities. This exciting role offers unparalleled exposure to a diverse portfolio of leading start-up companies and opportunities to help transform their commercialisation prospects. It will also involve helping to develop and grow our incubation proposition. We envisage that the role will be based in London and will require some travel both across the UK and internationally.  

About us 

The Carbon Trust provides cutting-edge advice to governments, institutions, corporates, and innovators around the world, helping them to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We work primarily in the UK and emerging economies to help tackle clean technology innovation challenges and bring new clean solutions to market faster, cheaper and with more impact. 
Innovative ventures have a vital role to play in leading the way to a low carbon economy. An important part of our mission is to provide strategic advisory support to innovators and supporting partners around the world.

Main duties and responsibilities:

• Managing our relationships with a diverse portfolio of start-up and early stage clean technology ventures; 
• Advising portfolio companies on their development and growth including by providing support on: market research and prioritisation, sales and business planning, business models and strategy, supply chain and operations, investment readiness, and team development and growth;
• Diagnosing commercialisation gaps and key commercial and technical milestones to help identify and prioritise incubation support;
• Support in the preparation of technical bids and fee proposals for incubation support for public and private clients;
• Collaborating with lead partners, subcontractors and consortia members in the delivery of multi-disciplinary low carbon incubation and innovation support projects;  
• Project management of a portfolio of incubation projects involving multi-disciplinary teams;
• Developing and maintaining relationships with clients, attending meetings, workshops and seminars;
• Line-manage junior colleagues;


Qualifications and experience: 

• Excellent interpersonal, influencing, and relationship development skills to engage effectively with start-up management teams, technologists, and their potential customers and partners;
• Demonstrated interest in, and ideally experience of, working in a start-up environment and/or of launching and growing new businesses;
• Strong experience of delivering low carbon consulting services including incubation support, ideally with experience in the UK and rapidly emerging economies;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to lead and run workshop sessions, present to small and large audiences, and write high quality reports;
• Ability to solve complex problems and respond to the evolving needs and requirements of clients and portfolio companies;
• Degree educated (at least 2:1 or equivalent) ideally in a quantitative discipline e.g. engineering, science, economics;
• Experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously and managing work efficiently including coordinating deliverables and meeting deadlines. 

Desirable: 

• Postgraduate qualification from a leading university focusing on the environment, business, economics, technology or sustainability;
• Business model and proposition development experience; 
• Experience of helping to secure investment for early stage companies; 
• Knowledge/experience of the sustainability and energy sectors, including technology and commercial innovation;
• Knowledge/experience of commercialising products and innovations, including intellectual property issues;
• Robust programme and project management and development experience;
• Understanding of climate change and sustainability issues and the role that innovative ventures can play in accelerating progress towards climate change targets and sustainable development goals.

Salary & Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary and a performance based bonus. Our hours are 37.5 per week with 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.

Our head office is in London, close to Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, we offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline.

Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena so if you are excited by this opportunity and would like to join us please follow the link to our application page.

We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies or publications.

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Closing Date:
18/11/2018

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