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Bristol and Bath Science Park Seek Head for the Forum and Innovation Centre

Bristol and Bath Science Park Seek Head for the Forum and Innovation Centre


Role Description:  We are recruiting for the role of Head of the Forum and Innovation Centre at the Bristol and Bath Science Park (BBSP) which is the South West’s major science park.  

BBSP has an ambitious vision for future growth on the national stage, with significant serviced development land around the existing thriving BBSP1 (comprising the Forum, a spectacular multifunction presentation and networking space, the 25,000 sq ft Incubation Centre for small and start-up businesses and a 25,000 sq ft Grow On Centre to cater for large companies and the growth of tenants) and the National Carbon Centre. 

The Head of Forum and Innovation Centre will be based at BBSP and, with the support of a small team, will be responsible for managing BBSP1.  The role will also form part of a larger team, planning and implementing the Park’s smooth running and financial success representing the face of the Park in the local community and eco-system and growing BBSP’s business offering and financial success.  The role will also support activities to promote and develop out the remainder of BBSP.

Role Requirements:

Ideally the job holder will have previous experience of working in a Science Park / Business Park management position and a working knowledge of property matters and the science and technology sectors although other business experience and disciplines will be considered.


  • Proven business and people management experience and the ability to mentor others.
  • Experience of marketing and business development and working with external PR agencies.
  • Experience of start-up businesses or the process of building a business.
  • Good numeric skills with experience of building and monitoring a budget.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to adapt style to the audience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of external stakeholders and engage with the local community.
  • Results-driven and enthusiastic.
  • Proficient IT user including knowledge of using social media for business purposes.


For further details regarding this role, please refer to www.bbsp.co.uk.  To apply for the role, please send your CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to recruitment@quintain.co.uk

Closing date: 11 September 2015


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