Kickstart - Associate Consultant

Job details
Posting date: 12 November 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 30 December 2021
Location: Bristol, BS15HX
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000336948

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Spin Up Science Ltd

Spin Up Science Ltd ( was incorporated in 2018 to support entrepreneurial scientists, inspire future innovators and establish the UK as a centre for technology commercialisation. We work to connect scientists and engineers across the UK’s academic institutions with local industry through training programs, invited talks, technology showcases, and hands-on opportunities to work alongside enterprises to foster local scientific innovation ecosystems.

We are looking for an Associate Consultant to work directly with our Ventures team to increase our capacity for supporting early stage science and technology companies. The role is varied and would entail having active involvement in supporting the growth and direction of early Ventures, whilst working with founders in the latest emerging startups from the science and technology sector.

The Associate Consultant will support incubated businesses by carrying out market research to help clients gain a greater understanding of the commercial opportunity within their research. They will also support through researching relevant events, grants and funding opportunities. The role will involve building strong relationships with existing clients, as well as the opportunity to develop our client list by finding prospective clients to onboard.

The role will be flexible for remote and on site working with the opportunity to meet with Spin Up team members regularly, and will also include regular communication with the wider UK team through digital communication (Zoom meetings and Slack).

All necessary training provided through staff inductions and 1-2-1 onboarding with company processes

As part of training for the role, the young person will receive 1-2-1 training and upskilling on all software used by the company, as well as having guidance on company procedures with support for managing tasks and working to deadlines.

We are looking for someone with technical or commercial experience, with a keen interest in startups.

This is an exciting and stretching role which requires a high standard of written and oral communication, a flexible and adaptable approach, resilience, and the ability to think quickly whilst making effective decisions. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills for building client relationships and a self-directive approach to researching and gathering information. They will have good attention to detail and strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage workload under tight deadlines. The post-holder would be working closely with start-ups, industry, academics and researchers.

A degree or equivalent qualification in science or business-related discipline. Previous experience in business development is a bonus!.

9am to 5pm, to be discussed


Bristol City Council to provide Employment Support and Training

Participants will be able to do a selection of modules or they can choose to do an accredited Employability qualification.

Effective use of emails, including calendar functions Develop the knowledge and skills for writing effective emails that recipients will on. Including how to:
Decide if email is the correct way of communicating
Writing an informative and engaging subject line
Developing techniques to make your writing clear and brief
Creating a polite, appropriate tone and proofread effectively
How to check diaries and book meetings
Introduction to Excel Develop the knowledge and skills to:
Interpret a spreadsheet and populate a pre-existing spreadsheet
Build a simple spreadsheet for yourself and use formulae
Filter and sort data to analyse data
Application forms and personal statements Making the best of filling in application forms to bring you one step closer to an interview and a job
CV writing Writing a winning CV as a first step in looking for work. Participants will be supported to develop a CV that will stand out from the crowd
Preparation for interview Your CV or application form has worked. Now it’s time to shine. We’ll teach you how to prepare for an interview and show an employer that you’re the right person for their job

Interview practice This workshop follows on from preparing for interview for those people who would like to do a mock interview

Effective job search and Career pathways Guidance and support on researching career options, including apprenticeships

Tools and techniques to build resilience when searching for jobs and in the workplace

Wellbeing Health and wellbeing information, advice and guidance

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