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Innovation Lead


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £43,413 to £48,842 per annum
Fixed Term until 31/10/2024
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 14 October 2022
Reference:  065122

The University of Surrey and Surrey County Council are seeking an enthusiastic Innovation Lead to identify the potential which could be unlocked through greater collaboration between the two organisations, alongside wider partners, to drive forward innovation and actions which deliver on the One Surrey Growth Board’s ‘Plan for Growth’. 

Partners across Surrey have joined together through the One Surrey Growth Board with a collective ambition to drive forward economic growth. The One Surrey Growth Board draws knowledge, expertise and on the ground experience from business leaders, anchor institutions, Further Education and Higher Education providers, and political leadership to provide insight on the economic challenges which face the County. The priorities of the One Surrey Growth Board are reflected in Surrey County Council’s own Economic Growth Strategy and helps inform the work programme for Surrey County Council’s Economy and Growth team. 

The post holder will be a highly motivated individual, able to identify synergies between the University of Surrey and Surrey County Council and transform ideas into

tangible projects and deliverables. The post holder will work across sectors of interest and be the bridge between the two organisations to pursue opportunities to align thinking, resource and capabilities. They will be able to work collaboratively to unlock barriers and build support around a series of interventions to promote growth, improve skills and deliver on the net zero carbon objectives. 

The University of Surrey is a world-class, research-intensive university committed to teaching and research excellence. Our research seeks to answer global challenges, drive innovation, and deliver real-world impact. 

Please note - appointment will be made within this salary range dependent upon appropriate skills and experience.

For informal enquiries please contact Jenny Ritchie, email

Please ensure that you upload your CV when submitting your online application form.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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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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