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Innovation Support Officer

Research and Innovation Office

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £30,487 to £32,332 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 26 May 2024
Reference:  019124

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. We are ambitious and have a bold vision - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world - which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.

We are seeking a highly proactive Innovation Support Officer to join our Innovation & Impact team within the Research, Innovation & Impact (RII) Directorate.

About the role

The RII Directorate supports the research, innovation, and impact activity across the University. The role of Innovation Support Officer reports to the Senior Project Officer (Innovation) within the Innovation & Impact Team. Tasked with supporting the successful delivery of Innovation & Impact Team services, the Innovation Support Officer will ensure effective administrative and financial operations and will be the primary point of contact for internal and external queries.

About you

We are looking for someone who can confidently communicate with people at all levels of the organisation internally and externally and that has sound working knowledge and experience of financial and administrative operations. You will be able to manage a diverse workload with competing deadlines. Tasks will include supporting the financial and operational administration of the Innovation & Impact portfolio, undertaking due diligence, supporting consultancy, preparing contracts, contributing to reporting, and leading on the development and delivery of innovation events.

What we can offer

In addition to salary, you will receive a yearly incremental pay rise, generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days holiday plus 7 university closure days and 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time roles), a generous pension, access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes, and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

How to apply

To apply please submit a full CV and a separate cover letter explaining your suitability for the role in no more than two pages. You should include specific detail about how you meet the essential criteria stated in the person specification, including core competencies.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Jenny Ritchie via

Interviews will be held on campus w/c 3 June 2024

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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