Innovation Lab Technician – 18-month fixed term contract (With possibility of extension)
Based: Future Business Centre Peterborough
Reports to: Director of Future Business Centres
Hours: Full time – 35 hours
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum dependent on experience.
Allia is one of the UK’s leading organisations dedicated to helping impact ventures to thrive. Allia supports those that aim to make positive change and address the most pressing global and local challenges: through flexible workspace, networking and community in its Future Business Centres (in Cambridge, London and Peterborough); its venture support programmes for entrepreneurs; and social finance solutions to help charities create greater impact.
In the last 20 years, we have helped 1,695 ventures to start-up, grow and scale, which have launched new innovations and companies, creating 4,600 jobs and we have issued bonds raising over £333 million to help charitable organisations with development projects and activities.
Our people are pivotal to our success and we have grown expediently. Our team is almost 50 strong in 3 locations and we continue to add to this number. We are an equal opportunities employer who embraces diversity, inclusion and flexible working. In fact, we are the best not-for-profit employer for employee engagement in the Eastern region. We offer a great working environment, true team working ethos, great benefits and much more.
As part of our collaboration with Anglian Water, Allia is looking for an enthusiastic individual with technical knowledge and capacity to join our team and assist with the smooth operation of the Innovation Lab. This role will also provide and co-ordinate all aspects of technical support and training to users in prototyping and fabrication as well as the day to day running of the facility including managing resources, user bookings and memberships, health and safety and maintenance of service contracts etc. The position is best suited to a product developer, a trained technician with a rounded experience on the innovation lab equipment, or an engineering graduate at a minimum BEng level.