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Future Growth Producer



£39,233 to £46,397 per annum - including London Allowance

Post Type
Full Time

Closing Date
23.59 hours BST on Sunday 30 June 2024


Right to work: Please note that it will not be possible for the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to the successful candidate for this position. Therefore, the appointable candidate will need to be eligible to work in the UK or have leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the University, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Full Time, Permanent 

The National R&D Lab Creative Enterprise Producer is an exciting new role that will play a key part in delivering creative enterprise and commercialisation programmes for the creative technology sector in the UK.

You will be working with world-leading creative companies and industry experts – from Pinewood to BT to disguise to thousands of cutting-edge UK SMEs – bringing excellent production and project management skills to help deliver a broad range of activity that unlocks the potential of creative technology content, IP, products, and services emerging from the CoSTAR network.   

The role sits within the CoSTAR’s knowledge exchange and commercialisation team, and you will work in a creative, inclusive, and dynamic environment based in the StoryFutures Unit at Royal Holloway, University of London.   In collaboration with the Creative Enterprise Manager and wider CoSTAR team, you will be responsible for the production and delivery of a broad range of bespoke and responsive creative enterprise and commercialisation programmes and tailored growth support for individuals and enterprises.  This is a great opportunity to put your stamp on a range of unique and high value support programmes that will have a real impact on the growth of creative technology researchers, innovators, and enterprises. 

The Creative Enterprise Producer will require excellent people, project, programme and event management skills and be agile, responsive, and creative in their approach to delivery.

About the National R&D Lab:  CoSTAR National Lab for R&D in Creative Technology is the largest ever investment in creative industries R&D in UK history: a £51.1m programme led by Royal Holloway, University of London to develop a National R&D Lab for creative technologies to ensure the UK’s screen and performance industries have innovation infrastructure needed to compete globally. See more here

The National R&D Lab will place Equality, Diversity and Sustainability at the heart of all we do: from our team culture to the research programmes we run, to how we collaborate with partners. 

What You Will Be Doing: 

  • Schedule and manage CoSTAR business support programmes from initiation to completion, ensuring your unique contribution shapes engagement and delivery.
  • Collaborate with our leading Network Lab partners across the UK to co-deliver and facilitate CoSTAR programme roll out.
  • Build relationships with specialist sector, creative, technical, legal, business, marketing, and commercial strategy expertise for programme delivery. 
  • Engage with UKs top creative enterprises through managing the programme application and selection processes in collaboration with the National Lab Operations Team. 
  • Play a key role in ensuring National Lab strategy and delivery provides a high-quality SME experience for users.
  • Manage programme carbon and inclusion metrics, supporting collaborating partners/companies in their delivery of carbon and inclusion goals. 
  • To actively contribute to an inclusive and sustainability-aware culture of active staff engagement within the CoSTAR National Lab.

You should apply if you:

  • Have a proven track record of running large scale programmes with multiple partners at a local or national level.
  • Love working with people, enterprises, new ideas and forging pathways to success.
  • Enjoy making connections and bringing new ideas to programme delivery.
  • Are adept at problem solving and making things happen.
  • Have excellent communication skills. 
  • Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, work well in a team, proactive and self-confident.  Be used to working under high levels of independence and responsibility.

This is a full time, permanent role available to start as soon as possible. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, but with the expectation of flexible working time there and at the National Lab which is being built in the region, flexible working and national travel as appropriate. The successful applicant will spend significant time liaising with Network Lab partners across the UK. 

In return we offer a highly competitive benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement.
  • Training and Development Opportunities.
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution.
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of eyesight testing.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact

The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0224-068-R

Closing Date:  23:59, 30 June 2024

Interviews: Week Commencing 8 July 2024

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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