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Innovation Forum UCL branch is recruiting!

Fabio Tommasini Written by Fabio Tommasini
Published on 16 September 2017
10 min. read

The Innovation Forum is an accelerator for science-based ventures. It is supported by a global grassroots network of over 10,000 innovators that seeks to build bridges between industry, academia and government. We focus on the future and the evolution of today’s technologies, which range from the nascent stage to the cusp of commercial application.

Innovation is a multidisciplinary activity that is key to any country’s growth model. It brings together engineers, business professionals, economists, doctors, scientists and policy makers. The Innovation Forum exists to facilitate this multidisciplinary structure by fostering synergy between academia, industry and the public sector to accelerate the speed of technology adoption for the benefit of the wider society.

Roles available within UCL Innovation Forum: 

  • Αssociate Editor
  • Marketing Associate
  • Event Coordinator
  • Business Development Associate

Please express your interest by sending a cover letter and CV included to [email protected] .

Interviews will be held in late September/October and you will be contacted to confirm the time and location.

 

 

Associate Editor – Job description

The role

  •    Researching the local ecosystem and the internet for trending and future trending topics
  •    Creating new content online and also working towards a guide or report for our (potential) partners
  •    Communicate with marketing team to discuss social media and promotional content
  •    Attending internal and external events and conferences to report or summarise the activity
  •    Keeping up to date about the sector and the economical, innovation and political landscape
  •    Support the event teams with organising Innovation Forum London events

The Candidate

  •    Required to travel and attend our and other organisation’s events
  •    Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •    Ability to perform well under pressure and keep to deadlines
  •    Strong research and analysis skills
  •    Attention to detail
  •    Excellent time management and organisational skills

Working hours, patterns and environment

  •    Working from home or office
  •    Average of 2-4 hrs a week flexibly managed by the candidate
  •    Hours may also be longer when off-site at conferences
  •    Publishing at least one main article a month
  •    Publishing a short report or guide in sector of interest every 6 months
  •    Events and conference attendance at least once a month
  •    Attend local general meetings once a month
  •    Standard smart casual to business dress will be expected depending on the event

Benefits

  •    Opportunity to network and expand your personal network with various degrees of people, clients and perhaps future employer
  •    Expand and improve your skill set outside of academia
  •    Gain knowledge, experience and exposure in the role and sector
  •    Be part of a unique international organisation consisting of dynamic and innovative early career scientists

 

Marketing Associate – Job description

The role

  •    Keeping up to date about the sector and the economical, innovation and political landscape
  •    Advertising Innovation Forum London events to a wide audience
  •    Managing social media content relating to Innovation Forum London
  •    Coordinating with the BD team and event’s coordinator for producing promotional materials
  •    Identifying new methods and opportunities for sales campaigns with the BD department
  •    Support the event teams with organising Innovation Forum London events

The Candidate

  •    Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •    Strong problem-solving and creative skills
  •    Ability to perform well under pressure and keep to deadlines
  •    Team-working and leadership skills
  •    Attention to detail
  •    Excellent time management and organisational skills

Working hours, patterns and environment

  •    Working from home or office
  •    Average of 3-6 hrs a week flexibly managed by the candidate
  •    Regularly publishing marketing material, particularly before events
  •    Hours may  be longer when off-site at conferences
  •    Events and conference attendance at least once a month
  •    Attend global teleconference calls with the whole marketing team once a month
  •    Attend local general meetings once a month
  •    Standard smart casual to business dress will be expected depending on the event

Benefits

  •    Opportunity to network and expand your personal network with various degrees of people, clients and perhaps future employer
  •    Expand and improve your skill set outside of academia
  •    Gain knowledge, experience and exposure in the role and sector
  •    Be part of a unique international organisation consisting of dynamic and innovative early career scientists

 

Event Coordinator – Job description

The role

  •    Keeping up to date about the sector and the economical, innovation and political landscape
  •    Researching the local ecosystem and the internet to identify trending topics for events
  •    Develop organisation strategies for the events
  •    Basic health and safety knowledge
  •    Prepare programs and documents for the events
  •    Source venue and speakers
  •    Coordinate with suppliers (e.g. catering, venues and other logistics)
  •    Communicate with marketing team to discuss social media and promotional content

The Candidate

  •    Excellent time management and organisational skills
  •    Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and IT skills
  •    Ability to perform well under pressure and keep to deadlines
  •    Required to travel and attend our and other organisation’s events
  •    Attention to detail and a feel for creativity

Working hours, patterns and environment

  •    Working from home or office
  •    Average of 2-6 hrs a week flexibly managed by the candidate
  •    Hours may be longer when off-site at conference venues
  •    Organise at least one internal and co-organise an external event in a calendar year
  •    Events and conference attendance at least once a month
  •    Attend local general meetings once a month
  •    Standard smart casual to business dress will be expected depending on the event

Benefits

  •    Opportunity to network and expand your personal network with various degrees of people, clients and perhaps future employer
  •    Expand and improve your skill set outside of academia
  •    Gain knowledge, experience and exposure in the role and sector
  •    Be part of a unique international organisation consisting of dynamic and innovative early career scientists

 

Business Development Associate – Job description

The role

  •    Researching the local ecosystem to find new clients and identify the decision makers
  •    Creating new opportunities by approaching clients at networking events
  •    Selling partnerships, sponsorships and services to new and existing customers
  •    Negotiating with clients and building positive long-term relationships
  •    Writing reports and making presentations to customers and senior management
  •    Identifying new methods and opportunities for sales campaigns with the marketing department
  •    Keeping up to date about the sector and the economical, innovation and political landscape
  •    Support the event teams with organising Innovation Forum London events

The Candidate

  •    Excellent written and oral communication skills
  •    The ability to get on with people naturally at all levels and influence them
  •    Strong problem-solving and creative skills
  •    Ability to perform well under pressure and keep to deadlines
  •    Strong sales and negotiation techniques
  •    Team-working and leadership skills
  •    Attention to detail
  •    Excellent time management and organisational skills

Working hours, patterns and environment

  •    Working from home, the office or at client’s premises
  •    Average of 3-6 hrs a week flexibly managed by the candidate
  •    Hours may also be longer when off-site at customers’ premises or at conferences
  •    Events and conference attendance at least once a month
  •    Attend global teleconference calls with all business development directors once a month
  •    Attend local business development and general meetings once a month
  •    Standard smart casual to business dress will be expected depending on the event

Benefits

  •    Opportunity to network and expand your personal network with various degrees of people, clients and perhaps future employer
  •    Expand and improve your skill set outside of academia
  •    Gain knowledge, experience and exposure in the role and sector
  •    Be part of a unique international organisation consisting of dynamic and innovative early career scientists
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