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Space Hub Yorkshire – Green Finance Technology Lead

Are you an ambitious Green Finance technology expert, with excellent knowledge of national and international financial institutions, and an interest in the Green Finance sector? Do you have a PhD or equivalent industry expertise in Finance, business development or another related subject? Are you interested in taking a leading role in growing a regional Space cluster in Yorkshire, working with research and education institutes, businesses and government agencies across the UK?

We are looking for experienced and motivated applicants to apply for a position as the Space Hub Yorkshire (SHY) Green Finance Technology Lead. Hosted at the University of Leeds but working closely with all Yorkshire Universities, this is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in championing Space technology for the region. A key aspect of the role will be to translate Green Finance knowledge from all 12 Yorkshire Universities into Space sector businesses in Yorkshire and the UK, to diversify and grow research and innovation funding pitches, and to be the Green Finance Technology Lead for SHY.

You will have an excellent track record of technical expertise in the Finance sector, leadership skills; and an enthusiasm for working closely with academics, businesses and international Space agencies. 

Space Hub Yorkshire (SHY) is supporting the growth of the UK’s Space industry in Yorkshire. The SHY consortium brings together universities, colleges, local authorities, government agencies, and commercial partners covering a geographic area across the Yorkshire (and Humber) region, and building links with other clusters across the UK. SHY has now won three rounds of UK Space Agency (UKSA) funding for development of our regional Space hub, which we do in close collaboration with Space agency and the Satellite Applications Catapult. The UKSA grant is part of national programme to grow the UK’s Space sector through the development of other regional Space hubs across the UK.

Over the past few years SHY has grown from a new spin out to an established cluster, with a track record of running national events to showcase our regions world-leading Space expertise, including Satellite Earth observation and environmental monitoring, high performance manufacturing and robotics, and RF technology. SHY stakeholders include the Satellite Applications Catapult, the 4 Yorkshire LEPs, Mayoral Combined Authorities, Yorkshire Universities, UKSA, and over 250 commercial companies.

The role will involve significant engagement with universities, businesses, policy makers and industry and third-sector partners. You will be based in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, but will work closely with all Yorkshire Universities, local colleges and other affiliated academic organisations across Yorkshire.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Anna E. Hogg, Associate Professor



Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Section:  Institute of Atmospheric Science (ICAS)
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £44,414 to £52,841 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 March 2025 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 03 May 2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 June 2023
Reference:  ENVEE1651
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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