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Space Hub Yorkshire - Cluster Development Manager (Agency)

Are you a motivated and experienced cluster development manager with excellent knowledge of local governance, inward investment and business network building skills, and an interest in the Space sector? Do you want to take 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) Cluster Development Manager, leading the Agency pillar of the SHY development strategy. Employed at the University of Leeds but working closely with all Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnerships, this is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in growing a Space Hub in the UK. A key aspect of the role will be to grow collaborative working between all 4 Yorkshire LEPs, to facilitate the growth of the commercial Space sector across Yorkshire, and to support the delivery of our inward investment strategy for the region.

You will have an excellent track record of leadership, partnership working, experience of cluster development work, knowledge of the Space sector; and an enthusiasm and interest for working closely with local governance, Space industry 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, 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.

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:  Sunday 04 June 2023
Reference:  ENVEE1652
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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