[16 March 2021]

We’re recruiting for a Business Development Coordinator to engage SMEs across multiple sectors

Do you want to work across the Humber area (East Yorkshire, Hull, North and North East Lincolnshire) to engage SMEs across multiple sectors, identify relevant product, process and service innovations and secure collaborative partnerships?

Building on its strengths in flooding, geoscience, climate change, logistics and computer science, the University of Hull has established the Flood Innovation Centre (FIC) to provide a hub for research and innovation focused on flood risk and resilience.

The Centre supports Humber based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to develop flood resilience, mitigation, management and response solutions. The £3.4m Flood Innovation Centre is based within the University’s Energy and Environment Institute and is supported with £1.9m from the European Regional Development Fund.

FIC is delivering a programme of research, development and innovation support to help businesses to collaborate with the University to develop flood resilience solutions. Collaborative projects and partnerships may also involve large companies and other research organisations where appropriate.

We are seeking a talented and experienced individual to join the Flood Innovation Centre team for the following vacancy:

Business Development Coordinator (ref AE0209) – will work across the Humber area (East Yorkshire, Hull, North and North East Lincolnshire) to engage SMEs across multiple sectors, identify relevant product, process and service innovations and secure collaborative partnerships.

The postholder will work with other members of the FIC team, and other University colleagues to coordinate the provision of innovation support to beneficiary SMEs.

Here’s what some of our colleagues have to say about working for FIC:

“I love the collaborative aspects of our work, which has given me the opportunity to better understand some of the exciting research coming out of the University and meet people who are having a genuine impact in the flood resilience community.  Working with the FIC team has been great as well because we have a really diverse team with regards to education and backgrounds and they’re a really supportive, fun and nice bunch of people to work with.”

Hiatt Jackson

Technology Research Manager

“Working for FIC is equally as fun, as it is challenging and rewarding. Working with public funding has meant that I have developed a skillset which will serve me in my career for years to come. The whole team are supportive, friendly and genuinely nice people.”

Lizzie Findlay

Administration Officer

“I enjoy working for FIC as it gives me an opportunity to work with a wide range of people with different backgrounds and from different social sectors. I love being able to work independently to develop innovation projects and reach tangible results to contribute to building a better flood resilient future.”

Dr Elena Kuvshinova

Technology Research Manager

Click here to go to the ‘Our People’ page to meet the whole team.

The position is fixed term as outlined in the Job Description, with the possibility of extension subject to funding and project requirements.

If this position sounds like a fitting opportunity for you or somebody you know, here is the link to the University of Hull’s recruitment site to apply for the post: AE0209 Business Development Coordinator – Jobs at the University of Hull