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Bristol SETsquared Centre

Bristol SETsquared Centre


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SETsquared is a long-standing partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which specialises in growing high-tech start-ups through its incubation programme and other business acceleration services. SETsquared provides mentoring, access to investors and corporate innovators and a wide range of industry experts through its network and training programmes.

Its business incubation programme is ranked by the University Business Incubator Index as the best in the world and over the last decade it has helped over 1,000 high-tech start-ups to develop and raise more than a £1bn of investment.

Independent research carried out by Warwick Economics estimates the economic impact of SETsquared member companies to be £3.8bn over this period, with the creation of 9,000 jobs and that these companies will go on to deliver a further £8.6bn of impact to the UK economy in the decade ahead.

Find out more at: www.setsquared.co.uk


The Bristol SETsquared Centre
Engine Shed
Station Approach
Temple Meads
Bristol BS1 6QH

Contact:   Monika Radclyffe
Job title:   Centre Director
Tel:   44 (0)117 903 1100
Email:   monika.radclyffe@setsquared.co.uk
Website:   http://www.setsquared.co.uk

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Scale-up Enabler (Development Officer) – Full-time, 1 year contract

Engine Shed_ Bristol SETSquared

The West of England has been ranked as the best place in the UK to do business. It has a thriving tech cluster as well as world class strengths in a number of other sectors. There’s a lot of great stuff going on.

But it could be better. We want to make sure that the Bristol & Bath area is THE BEST place to scale a business and that every business – be it tech, creative, social enterprise, food, fashion, energy, whatever – fulfills its potential and in the process makes the city-region a more inclusive economy.

We are looking for a bright, dynamic, creative and hyper-organised individual to enable the scale-up ecosystem in the West of England by connecting people, organisations and businesses – joining up the dots and spotting the gaps.

You have a year to understand, map and enhance the scale-up ecosystem in the West of England, for the key sectors. While there’ll be a natural focus on the tech sector, there is so much more potential than that, so you’ll need to find the common ground and deliver the events, connections and communications that make this region fly.

You’ll provide key stakeholders with the evidence, insights and support that they need to represent the area at national and international level – but also be the ‘go-to’ person for businesses, government and press on all things ‘scale-up’.

This is initially a 1 year post funded by the West of England LEP, Business West, The University of Bristol and Engine Shed – and will be primarily based at Engine Shed in central Bristol.

You’re passionate about business, a self-starter, an organiser, a connector and are driven by wanting to make the Bristol & Bath area a much, much better place, for everyone.

Apply here. Closing date of 5 pm on 23 March. Interview date will be either the 6 or 10 April.


Community Manager – full-time, permanent

Engine Shed_ Bristol SETsquared

The world’s no. 1 university-led business incubator SETsquared is looking for an ambitious, entrepreneurial and outgoing individual to join the team as a Community Manager. This will be a perfect role if you enjoy working in a fast-paced tech startup environment, are a natural networker and have a can-do attitude.

SETsquared is an award-winning incubator, based in a historical Engine Shed building, right by Temple Meads station in the heart of Bristol, UK’s top tech city outside of London. We have a strong track record of successfully incubating almost 200 tech companies and fuelling growth of the local tech cluster.

The successful applicant will manage the community of 70 members of the incubator, identifying their needs and recommending tailored solutions responsive to their needs. You will also develop and implement strategies for reaching out to local organisations and attending networking events, to promote SETsquared and identify potential new members. The Community Manager’s role will also extend to a wider ecosystem, liaising with university, mentors, advisors, professional services firms as well as coordinating collaborative projects delivered in partnership with other organisations.

The ideal candidate will have a background managing community-building initiatives, experience of working with technology startups, and have excellent planning and communication skills.

Apply here. Closing date of 17 March 2017.