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Role: Communications Officer

Location: London, Sheffield or remote/hybrid

Working Hours: Full-time (permanent)

Salary: £26k, or competitive dependent on experience

Start Date: 1st November or earlier if possible

 

We’re looking for an engaged, proactive individual to join our team which combines talent in digital marketing and science communication with the aim of uniting the research ecosystem, scaling our growth, and establishing us as the gold standard for university-industry matchmaking.

The role involves producing content across a range of channels and formats to communicate the latest academic research to industry and best practices for collaboration between the two. You would join the company at an exciting time of growth, presenting an opportunity to make a mark within a rapidly-growing start-up and to progress through the ranks as the company develops.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Global challenges programme – coordinate and communicate our global challenge campaigns which aim to unite researchers across the academia-industry ecosystem to collaborate addressing critical research challenges such as COVID-19 and plastic sustainability
  • Webinar programme – manage our online events which aim to surface current research challenges and best practices for university-industry collaboration, including engaging with stakeholders in academia and industry, and creating content and dissemination campaigns to drive engagement with the programme
  • Content pipeline – manage the production, editing, design and dissemination of content including blogs, case studies, white papers, and editorials
  • PR – writing news releases, feature articles and working with external support to secure high-quality, relevant news pieces
  • Social media – managing our social channels to disseminate content and engage with our audiences across academia and industry
  • Messaging, brand, and audience profiling/segmentation – ensure all communications are aligned with our brand vision and targeted to the right audience segments
  • Email – leveraging our email channels and creating content for regular bulletins and engagement campaigns 
  • Digital creative assets – creating visual graphics and flyers
  • Multimedia – creating video and audio format content to repackage and communicate key messages from our content programme
  • Surveys – create and run surveys for the research community to inform developments and generate insights for content
  • Evaluation + reporting – analysing content/campaigns to assess whether they met their objectives and provide recommendations for development
  • Insight – keep in-tune with the latest developments in research, innovation and communications and feed new opportunities and relevant developments into our workflow

 

Skills and assets required

  • Dedicated and driven by delivering impact
  • Strong organisational, time management and prioritisation skills
  • Self-motivated and target-driven
  • A professional approach to working
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An eye for clean, clear, and appropriate design and communication
  • International outlook
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and to leverage relationships across different teams in the company
  • Leadership to own of projects and propose new and improved ways of working

 

Experience

  • Two years or thereabouts in a communications-related role, preferably in the tech, research or innovation sectors with experience aligned to the role responsibilities
  • Preferably a degree or equivalent qualification in a STEM or related subject

 

Applications:

If you think you could deliver in this role, or you think you can offer something more than what we’ve outlined, please email our Marketing and Communications Manager (alex@in-part.co.uk) with a brief cover letter that outlines your suitability and interest in working for IN-PART, along with a CV and any examples of recent relevant work. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and interviews arranged at the earliest suitable time for relevant candidates. 

 

About IN-PART and our vision:

IN-PART develops digital solutions curated by in-house STEM experts that simplify the initial connection between decision-makers in academia and industry. Our goal is to help drive impact from research by matching innovation and expertise on a level playing field globally.

IN-PART launched in 2014 out of business incubators at the University of Sheffield and Kings College London. We value hard work, independence and creativity. We have a HQ in Sheffield and a hub in London, both of which have a relaxed, start-up office environment, and we create room for personal and career development. We’re a rapidly growing company and with that comes the opportunity to grow into the role and take responsibility for driving change and delivering solutions.

 

Staff benefits:

  • 22 days holiday pro rata, plus bank holidays, and bonus holiday days around your birthday and for the festive break
  • Flexibility with working hours
  • Option to work remote or hybrid from our London/Sheffield offices
  • All expenses paid company-wide meetups twice a year
  • Career development reviews and support
  • Free tea (Yorkshire) and coffee

 

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Start Date:                 ASAP
Location:                    Sheffield City Centre / Remote
Working Hours:      Full-Time (permanent)

Salary:                         up to £30K (depending on experience) with £38K-42K OTE

The company:

IN-PART is a rapidly expanding UK based start-up. Our online matchmaking platform matches university research with companies looking to find innovative R&D pathways for commercialisation. Our system launched in January 2014 and has to date brought together 250 universities and research institutions with over 6,500 research-intensive companies, ranging from some of the world’s biggest corporations to regional SMEs.

Companies we work with include: Philips, Sony, Apple, Space X, GSK, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, P&G, Dyson, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson. Technologies on IN-PART are provided by our university partners, which include Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester to mention a few in the UK, as well as international universities such as UCLA, UPenn, Queensland, LMU Munich and many more worldwide.


Role Overview:

Reporting to the co-CEO this role will be initially focussed on developing new business prospects and independently selling our new product to R&D focussed companies, IN-PART: Discover.

The product helps R&D companies launch research calls to identify and connect with universities globally in order to fund new research, establish collaborations, long term partnerships, and ultimately benefit society. You will use your relationship management and negotiation skills to grow our client base by approaching new clients by telephone and email, planning and preparing presentations and communicating our product offering.

You will receive a two month training program to learn how to demo and sell the product to senior R&D executives (Head of R&D, Chief Scientists, Lead Engineers).

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Increase revenues for IN-PART by hitting & exceeding sales objectives each quarter
  • Maintain and develop strong relationships with existing and new customers to win new business
  • Identify, establish contact and develop relationships with new prospects. Listen to their needs and highlight the opportunities IN-PART can offer
  • Drive the sales process from prospect to close, negotiating and closing deals
  • Work with your colleagues in the company to identify opportunities for selling, up-selling and cross-selling to increase company revenue
  • Support the co-CEO in the creation and execution of sales forecasts and pipelines
  • Develop in-depth market, product, and sector knowledge
  • Provide client and prospective client feedback to internal teams to inform their processes and ultimately future product development
  • Represent IN-PART at events, conferences, and exhibitions (currently virtual, but in person internationally when possible)
  • Be an effective team player with strong customer service, communication and presentation skills, which can be adjusted depending on the product and audience
  • Keep accurate records for the creation and execution of sales forecasts and pipelines.

 

Required Experience:

  • Background in new business development and selling to enterprises
  • Evidence of the ability to build and maintain strong customer relationships
  • Experience of exceeding targets
  • Educated to degree level (ideally STEM) or demonstrates equivalent relevant experience
  • Ideally 2-4 years experience in a target-driven sales role, ideally telephone based B2B sales (desirable, transferable skills considered)

 

Not required but would be great:

  • Experience of working within the R&D or higher education sector.
  • Knowledge of the R&D and/or Higher Education sector
  • Passion for helping university research impact the world

 

Note: we will consider candidates with no prior experience in sales but have strong communication skills and passion for the IN-PART mission, to help university research impact the world.

 

Applications:

The deadline for applications is 5th March 2021. Applications should be made via email to patrick@in-part.co.uk and should include a CV and a brief cover letter detailing what you could bring to IN-PART and why you would like to join the team. Please use the email subject title: ‘IN-PART: BDM’

 

Working conditions:

We’re an early stage company with an atmosphere to match, we organise eclectic staff outings (when we were able to!), have a relaxed working environment and want people who not only want to work hard but who we get along with too.

 

Benefits:

  • Free Tea and Coffee (when we get back to the office!)
  • All expenses paid, company-wide meet ups twice a year (e.g. Crazy Golf, Escape Rooms, Summer Park Games – when we can again!)
  • Day off on your birthday
  • 22 days holiday plus statutory (plus bonus holiday days around Xmas)
  • Frequent social events e.g. virtual lunches / after-work socials
  • Free weekly yoga sessions
  • All equipment provided for virtual onboarding
  • Regular career development reviews and support

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Job Description

We are seeking a senior full-stack Typescript/Javascript developer to help us create backend and frontend applications for our growing product range.

Working alongside a team of seven (including a mix of junior, mid-level and senior devs) and under the guidance of our product manager, you’ll take a key role in delivering products to our end users. Demonstrable experience of working in and leading a team is essential for this role.

You will have strong project management skills with an excellent ability to communicate complex problems, estimate timescales, and give regular updates to both technical and non-technical team members. You will be able to accurately assess project requirements, plan technical epics and set and meet deadlines.

Your leadership style will get the best out of junior team members and inspire them to excel in their own role. You will have a strong work ethic, be willing to admit it if you’re wrong and be an all round team player.

Core technologies / concepts

Backend

  • Node JS
  • MySQL
  • Express
  • Restful services
  • AWS Lambda / SQS / Cloudwatch

Frontend

  • React
  • Redux
  • Styled components / CSS
  • Next.js

About IN-PART

IN-PART is a rapidly expanding UK based start-up. Our online matchmaking platform matches university research with companies looking to find innovative R&D pathways for commercialisation. Our system launched in January 2014 and has to date brought together 250 universities and research institutions with over 6,500 research-intensive companies, ranging from some of the world’s biggest corporations to regional SMEs.

Companies we work with include: Philips, Sony, Apple, Space X, GSK, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, P&G, Dyson, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson. Technologies on IN-PART are provided by our university partners, which include Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester to mention a few in the UK, as well as international universities such as UPenn, Queensland, LMU Munich and many more worldwide.

OUR PURPOSE

Solutions don’t come ready-made. We believe brilliant connections can solve real-world problems. We match research genius with decision-makers and industries striving for a greater positive impact.

OUR VISION

Our goal is to enable connections from around the world to match research genius with industry on a level playing field. IN-PART has an advanced matching platform and curates an international community of the brightest minds and decision-makers built on insight and dialogue.

OUR MISSION

An intelligent, matchmaking platform to showcase leading technologies and connect academics with the world’s key decision-makers through meaningful dialogue and partnership. IN-PART curates only the most relevant introductions to ensure stronger connections and collaboration.

The Dev Team

We’re a small, friendly team of hard-working, focussed and talented developers. There are no egos – it doesn’t matter if you’re brand new or have been around the block a few times.

Everyone in the team works closely with stakeholders and can see the positive impact our products have. We all have the opportunity to provide input into the shape of our products, the technology stack, workflow and ideas. It’s incredibly rewarding to deliver – and be credited for – the latest and greatest features.

Hours are flexible and, subject to a relaxation of Covid restrictions, you’ll only be required at our Sheffield city centre office once every two weeks for sprint planning. You’ll also have your own space should you wish to use it more regularly (our current devs choose a mixture of home and office working).

The working environment is relaxed and professional. We’re all here to do a job but recognise the need to let off steam from time to time. Our all expenses paid twice yearly meetups are a great opportunity to meet new people, try a new experience and generally have some fun. We also have regular team lunches, after work beers and one-to-one catch ups.

Benefits

  • £40-60k based on experience
  • Work from home or at our great location in the heart of Sheffield
  • Free choice of equipment – choose the best tech for the job
  • 30 days annual holiday (inc. bank holidays) + your birthday off
  • Twice yearly all-expenses paid company events – mini golf, park games
  • Regular team socials on us
  • Casual office environment
  • Bonus time off at Christmas
  • Free tea & coffee

Applications/Interview Process

Please send an email with your Github, LinkedIn profile or CV to: tom@in-part.co.uk

We’ll start with an informal chat about the role before moving on to a take-home code review task and interview.

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