The Innovation Gateway is hiring!

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The Innovation Gateway partnership enables partners to transform the performance of their buildings, through sharing experience and by sourcing the most exciting innovations in energy, waste, water, productivity, wellbeing, accessibility and more. Clients include world-leading organisations like Tesco, Heathrow, Kingfisher plc, RBS, Places for People, Birmingham University, Nottingham City Council and Greene King.

We believe that we are onto something really exciting and we are looking for like-minded people to join us on our journey to making sustainable business happen. Innovation Gateway’s DNA is a set of values and behaviours that unites our team.

  • Collaboration – Working with our colleagues and clients to make sure our sum is greater than our parts. Collaboration is a way of doing business, a way of unlocking value and a mind-set.
  • Passionate – What we’re doing isn’t easy. We passionately believe it’s the right thing to do which is why we are so determined, focused and proud to do the work we do.
  • Trusted and trusting – Everything we do relies on building trusting relationships. We strive to provide a safe, non-competitive environment where our clients and innovators can collaborate. Our role is to earn this trust.
  • Making it happen – We have a can-do attitude and like getting things done. How else are we going to make sustainable business happen?

You’ll work with amazing people. You will be part of an ambitious team, and work with colleagues who are motivated by a belief that the work they do positively contributes to the world we live in.

You’ll make a difference. You will be able to see how the work you do is valuable to our Partners. We encourage new ideas and will give you the chance to run with them whenever they make sense.

We value your personal growth. You will have a chance to develop your skills and learn new things from day one.

Associate Success Manager 

£35,000-37,000 pa. 

As the Associate Success Manager you will get to grips with the Associates (clients) varied array of estates, their objectives and targets and their biggest challenges. You will then work with the Innovation Gateway Database, of over 600 solutions, and a number of piloted innovations from the Partners to help Associates identify and trial/roll out relevant innovations. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a range of Associate team members from Heads of Estates through to maintenance managers and technical specialists to make a real difference.

As the team is dynamic and agile, you will also have the opportunity to take a significant role in the innovation research activities.

The balance of these two activities presents a really exciting role and as the business grows there will be good opportunities to take on new challenges.

Ideally we are looking for an individual who has had some experience with building performance projects and can easily relate to energy managers and technical individuals.

Location: Oxford, UK 

Salary: £35,000-£37,000 pa.  

Term: Full-time (opportunities for flexible hours and occasional working from home)

Contact lucindalay@innovationgateway.com for more details. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with interviews being held on an ongoing basis. The position will be filled as soon as possible.


Innovation Researcher 

£25,000-£30,000 pa. (job description)

The Innovation Gateway has an exciting opportunity for an experienced graduate to join the Innovation Sourcing team. You will seek to understand the building performance challenges of our Partners and source innovative solutions.

Primarily supporting our delivery team, this role will allow you to build on existing scientific and technical knowledge, to hone your skills and be part of facilitating conversations and connections at the forefront of innovation. 

You will be working in an interesting field and will be able to see the personal contribution that you make to the clients we work with.

Location: Oxford, UK
Salary: £25,000-£30,000 pa. (based on experience)
Term: Full-time (opportunities for flexible hours and occasional working from home)

See the job description for full details of the responsibilities of the role.

How to apply


Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter clearly stating why you are suitable for the role to zoeparminter@innovationgateway.com. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with interviews being held on an ongoing basis. The position will be filled as soon as possible.


Innovation Administrator

£20,000-£25,000 pa. (job description)

We are looking for a recent graduate of a science/engineering degree who is keen to learn and develop their understanding of building performance and property technology. You will play a key role in the innovation sourcing team, researching innovations and supporting the delivery of pitch days for our Partners such as Tesco, RBS and Places for People. 

You will be able to see the personal contribution that you make to the clients we work with, and will support them in making real change. As the business grows there will be opportunities for development and advancement. 

Location: Oxford, UK
Salary: £20,000-£25,000 pa. (based on experience)
Term: Full-time (opportunities for flexible hours and occasional working from home)

See the job description for full details of the responsibilities of the role.

How to apply


Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter clearly stating why you are suitable for the role to zoeparminter@innovationgateway.com. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with interviews being held on an ongoing basis. The position will be filled as soon as possible.


Innovation Scout (Intern)

£375 per week, 8 weeks (job description)

Are you a good communicator, able to engage people in a friendly and professional way?

Are you looking to gain experience in targeting and prospecting contacts, devising outreach and successful communication strategies, and developing new communication skills whilst helping large businesses to be more sustainable?

The Innovation Gateway is looking for a vibrant Innovation Outreach Intern to support in the delivery of a ‘call for innovation’, the very core of our programme activity.

This role represents a great opportunity for you to develop new skills, get a lot of hands-on experience and enrich your CV.

Location: Oxford, UK
Term: 8 week internship, starting 8th July 2019

See the job description for full details of the responsibilities of the role.

How to apply


Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter clearly stating why you are suitable for the role to mattworkman@innovationgateway.com. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with interviews being held on an ongoing basis. The position will be filled as soon as possible.


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