Innovation Assistant – Student Placement

University of Portsmouth

Internship 8 months Portsmouth, UK

Uploaded 17 Jun 2022

Job Description

The University of Portsmouth is an ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.


The South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SCCoE) is seeking a bright, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a dynamic role supporting the growth of our regional Space sector.


The SCCoE team brings together academic, industrial, government and third-sector partners to form a world-leading cluster for satellite applications, delivering widespread technological and economic benefits for the South Coast region, with national and international impact. The team provides a broad range of business support across an array of activities that requires them to be adaptable, efficient and well organised.


You will work closely with the SCCoE core team, based within the University of Portsmouth at our Technopole site, and other organisations in the centre consortium including the Satellite Applications Catapult and the UK Space Agency. The Innovation Assistant will assist with the organisation and promotion of events and activities, and support the delivery of high-quality communications. Additionally, the post-holder will assist with administrative tasks, data collection and analysis, CRM management, and access to the Space Enterprise Lab, an innovation space for use by businesses to connect and collaborate.

For informal enquiries please contact: Louise Butt, Business Development Manager (SCCoE), University of Portsmouth by email at [email protected]

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of our commitment to equality and diversity, ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. If you’ve been asked to upload further documents, they should not contain identifying information.


We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.


For more about us: Working at Portsmouth and our benefits


For detailed information about the vacancy: ZZ007633 - Innovation Assistant - Student Placement.docx

Interview date: 06 July 2022 

Person Specification

Applicants should be extremely well organised, possess excellent communication skills, be comfortable and professional when dealing with a range of stakeholders from different backgrounds, and be detail oriented. You will need excellent IT skills, including knowledge of using a variety of social media platforms. 


Applications from University of Portsmouth students  welcome.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.