IAI Outreach Officer
IAI Outreach Officer
£21,585 – £25,728 pa
Fixed term contract to 31 August 2020
Based Gloucestershire, UK
Raise the profile of this pioneering new centre of agriculture-focused technology.
Welcome to the future of agriculture - The Royal Agricultural University’s Farm491. Here, within 491 hectares of farmland available for research and testing, we provide a unique space where entrepreneurs can launch and grow their innovative and disruptive businesses.
It’s vibrant hub of co-working where learning, ideas, mentoring and networking come together to drive the development of new products and new business concepts. Those who choose to launch their enterprises here will enjoy a fantastic knowledge and support network including farmers, fellow entrepreneurs, investors and academics. There’s also full access to research, equipment and resources to test, refine and grow their business propositions.
Right now we need you to play a key role in the success of our EU funded ‘Inspiring Agri-Tech Innovation’ (IAI) programme. You’ll do that by devising and delivering imaginative outreach activities that engage and inspire SMEs and beneficiaries alike. There’s definitely plenty of variety: as well as attending events and exhibitions, you’ll develop marketing materials, make presentations, identify new engagement opportunities and maximise the effectiveness of our website and social media presence.
While an awareness of current agritechnology developments would be welcomed, it’s certainly not essential. What matters is that you’ve the drive and energy to make this exciting role your own, along with proven experience of delivering outreach programmes that achieve wider access and participation. Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will also need outstanding project management, customer service and relationship-building skills, plus a full driving licence and the flexibility to travel, work some weekends and make overnight stays.
So it’s over to you. Be part of this exciting enterprise. Build your skills and experience with our ambitious team. Send your CV and covering letter be email via the button below with ‘Outreach Officer’ in the subject line.
Closing date: Monday 26 February 2018.
Interview date: Tuesday 20 March 2018.