Entrepreneurship Manager

Date advertised

8 November 2022

Closing date

2 January 2023


Research & Innovation



Required hours

Full Time




£44,215 - £48,021 per annum

The Royal College of Art is the UK’s only entirely postgraduate institution of art and design, dedicated to teaching, research and knowledge exchange with industry. The RCA has been ranked the number one university-level institution for art and design, internationally, for the eighth consecutive year according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022.

InnovationRCA, is the College’s Award-winning entrepreneurship and incubation centre and has a track record of successfully supporting the development of award-winning design-led start-ups and spinouts.  It provides intellectual property support, business mentoring and training, pre-seed funding and workspace to early-stage RCA companies developing novel technologies which combine design with engineering, materials or technology.   Examples of InnovationRCA companies include Concrete Canvas, Gravity Sketch, Ananas Anam and ZELP. InnovationRCA has been recognised, by McKinsey and Company, as ‘world class’ when benchmarked against other UK and international private and university incubators and accelerators.  

The Entrepreneurship Manager will establish close links with the student body providing entrepreneurship guidance and inspiration. The role holder will, working with the InnovationRCA Team, organise and deliver a range of student-facing entrepreneurial events in order to identify, develop and deliver a pipeline of potential startup ventures, and ensure InnovationRCA continues to attract and recruit the best talent into its acceleration and high growth start-up incubator.

The successful candidate will be expected to build strong relationships with the student body, student union, alumni and Heads of Programme to ensure they are aware of the InnovationRCA offer. They will, working with the Operations Team, devise and implement student facing PR campaigns, materials and activities to promote InnovationRCA and attract the best talent. They will also contribute towards start-up delivery under the guidance of the Head of Incubation, and participate where necessary in the planning and delivery of incubation service contracts for international clients.

The ideal candidate will want to develop their skill set across all areas of a start-up support and business and enjoy having a broad range of assignments.  The role would be ideal for candidates with accelerator experience.  InnovationRCA comprises a small but growing team and seeks a candidate with an ability to grow and adapt accordingly.

For more information on the role please see the Info Pack.

Applications to be submitted by 11.59pm on 2/01/23.

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The Royal College of Art is an equal opportunities employer. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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