Market Researcher for Facilities in Space Sector (Ref 16/35)

Company: Satellite Applications Catapult/Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Location: Harwell

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, delivering economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people.

Project Background

To quantify existing technical facilities; such as clean rooms and labs, availability and future demand on the Harwell Campus to drive future investment. Reporting 50% time to the Satellite Applications Catapult and 50% time to STFC.

Spintern Specification:

  • To collate detail of technical facilities at the Harwell Campus
  • To collate usage data of technical facilities, including oversubscription, usage patterns, availability, how early you need to book, etc. This will require designing a data capture form and liaising with onsite facilities managers.
  • To design a questionnaire for companies looking to use technical facilities on site to collate expected future demand. To include questions relating to pricing, timeliness, technical specification, adjacent facility requirements etc.
  • To collate a target list of companies that could use the technical facilities in the future, including current users, onsite companies and potential new customers.
  • With the help of the Harwell Space Cluster Inward Investment group contact the companies to get the information.
  • Design and build a spreadsheet to collate and analyse the results.
  • Present results to the Harwell Space Cluster Inward Investment group.
  • Prepare handover documentation so that additional information can be added in the future.
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK.

Minimum requirements:

  • Effective communicator who interacts well with groups of people
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good analytical and numerical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexibility and drive
  • IT literacy
  • Ability to use Excel

Preferred additional requirements:

  • Experience in sales and marketing.
  • Have experience in writing bids or proposals.

The Nitty Gritty

8 weeks fixed term contract to be agreed with successful candidate but nominally with a start date around 27 June which is also the SPIN induction day at Harwell. Salary is £1,500 per calendar month. (guide only)

Closing Date for Applications: 13 June 2016

Applications will be through the online form attaching a CV, before the closing date.  They will be checked for eligibility and forwarded to the employer.

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