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ATI2 Search for Business Innovation Advisor to join our successful team

24 August 2021

Could you be our new Business Innovation Advisor (BIA)? If you enjoy working directly with Cornish businesses to help them innovate and grow, then read on…

Being a BIA is a job like no other, it’s a role that is varied and can lead to being a part of some exciting innovation projects within Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. One day you might be visiting Blackflag Brewery in Perranporth and the next you could be on the river Fal with Cornwall Ferries after awarding an innovation grant to install a dynamic ‘smart’ ticketing system. It’s a highly rewarding and people-facing role.

As part of the Acceleration Through Innovation 2 project, a £3.4 million, 3 year project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, you will support all manner of businesses from a multitude of sectors, to help them overcome some of the business innovation challenges they are facing.

Meet a BIA

This is Mike Robertson, one of ATI2’s resident Business Innovation Advisors. He specialises in digital innovation and technology projects.

Backed with strong technical skills from a previous career in ICT / Engineering, business management and operational management, he has experience working with both small and large organisations.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys camping with the family and converting vans into campers. Having previously lived in South Africa, he also enjoys a BBQ and biltong! Want to work with Mike?

The Job Description

ATI2 and the University of Plymouth are inviting applications for the position of Business Innovation Advisor (BIA). As part of the successful team, you will be a key contact and referral point for first-stage enquiries from Cornish businesses.

You will be responsible for the successful achievement of project outputs and tasked with maintaining clear client engagement records that support project deliverables and outcomes.

As a BIA, your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing client liaison
  • Evaluating business needs
  • Providing business support in the form of coaching
  • Introducing innovation processes
  • Signposting to relevant support, partners and connections

You will maximise benefits to business by working closely with relevant stakeholders and regional partners; promoting the ATI2 project to ensure it is seen as open and accessible to all.

You will need to have an understanding of business innovation and be able to demonstrate a track record of working in a targeted environment using sales metrics.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2023 due to ERDF funding.

The position is predominantly field based with the main office being the Pool Innovation Centre, Redruth, Cornwall.

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.

Read the full Job Description here.

If you require more information about the role, please contact Jo Hancock, ATI2 Programme Manager – T:01209 705168 M: 07964 912093 E:

Interviews are expected to take place Monday 6 September 2021.

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 and adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages.

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

Apply Now

To apply, visit the University of Plymouth website.

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