GX Innovation Manager

Salary: Up to 45k per annum, depending on experience
Terms: Full-time, fixed-term contract until October 2019


The Great Exhibition of the North took place across the summer of 2018. As part of the programme, NewcastleGateshead Initiative developed a project to support business engagement and development in the smart specialisation areas. The aim of the GW Project is to reflect the strength of innovation taking place across the region as well as highlighting its key innovation infrastructure. In 2018 it delivered the three-day Northern Powerhouse Business Summit as well as a programme of workshops and networking events across the North East Local Economic Partnership (NELEP).


The candidate:

We wish to appoint an innovation manager to work with the GX team based at NewcastleGateshead Initiative alongside delivery partner Innovate NE to develop and deliver the outstanding aspects of this project. The post holder will ensure the GX Project highlights NELEP innovation strengths through the brokerage of collaboration between SMEs and research centres and provide multi-faceted support (e.g. grants, challenges and business support) to NELEP SMEs to increase their innovation capacity.
Secondment opportunities will be considered.


Closing date: 4pm on Tuesday 8 January
Interview date: Thursday 17 January

If you have any queries, please contact Anne Howes on 0191 440 5722. Completed applications should be emailed to jobs@ngi.org.uk



Job description and person specification – GX Innovation Manager
Background Information
Guidance Notes for completion of Application Form
Employment Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


This post will be part-funded by European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.