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Secondment open to SCMC partners

To 31st March 2018

The south coast marine cluster (SCMC) running from Cornwall across to Portsmouth has been identified as an area with potential world-class comparative advantage. This is founded on an exceptionally strong research base in institutions across the geography, a large marine private sector and significant natural assets. SCMC partners are offering a 12-month secondment opportunity to assist in developing the cluster to the next stage, accelerating collaborative work among stakeholders and developing a sector strategy which includes key interventions and identification of the funding streams to implement them.

The role will provide capacity to senior partners and stakeholders, working across the sector to turn strategic intent into delivery. In this way, the role is distinct from, but complementary to, any other activity which is providing sector-specific business support.

The key priorities of the role are:

  • To work with partners to develop the cluster strategy and fundable propositions, identifying the key needs of each delivery stream and securing commitment, resources and momentum so that agreed milestones and objectives are achieved such that:
    • The role of the private sector in the cluster is strengthened
    • There is the basis for a marine sector deal within Government’s Industrial Strategy.
    • The cluster results in local people and businesses benefiting in the form of better jobs, more profits and increased prosperity
    • Building legacy for the Cluster
  • To develop relationships with national and regional stakeholders to maximise the influence of the Cluster.
  • To work with LEPs, partners and stakeholders to increase the amount of collaborative activity across the cluster’s geography. 
  • To communicate and market as appropriate the work of the partners across the geography and the benefits and successes.

Person Specification

  • Strong communication, promotion and facilitation skills.
  • Experience of managing a diverse set of complex relationships.
  • Experience of developing cross-sector partnerships and networks in both the private and public and research sectors. 
  • Experience of managing economic development, innovation, inward investment, and skills development projects. Within this, an ability to think strategically, creating clear understandable propositions.
  • Experience working across the public sector, business and research, ideally relevant to the marine and maritime sectors across the South Coast.              
  • Strong project management background of significant programmes or projects.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, to tight timetables.
  • The ability to travel and work regularly from Solent to Cornwall.
  • The ability to travel within the UK and internationally as required.

Key Outputs Expected

Working under the direction of senior stakeholders, the outputs below are envisaged:

  • Development of the role of the existing sector stakeholder group, a priority being to secure increased engagement from the private sector.
  • An audit of growth opportunities and barriers (may be undertaken by the post working with stakeholders or commissioned).
  • A high-level strategy for the sector, with stakeholder consensus behind this (may be undertaken by the post working with stakeholders or commissioned), and the identification of key propositions with potential funding streams.
  • Using the above, working with a private sector lead in development of a marine ‘sector deal’ under Government’s Industrial Strategy.
  • Deliver value across all geographies within the SCMC.

Salary £47,500 pro rata

Interview Date: TBC 29th Nov - 2pm or 1st Dec - 9am – 2pm

Location: TBC between Exeter and Honiton

For more information look at the South Coast Marine Cluster website and email and

How to apply

Please apply, explaining how you meet the person specification and role objectives. Use a standard Word document in point 12 font with in no more than 5 sides of A4.

Please send applications to  by 20th Nov, 6pm.