Recruitment Opportunities

Posted: 1/03/2022

Innovation Executive

Wilton Centre, Teesside with hybrid working available

Job title: Innovation Executive
Contract type: Full time, permanent
Salary: £28,000-£33,000 per year, plus pension
Location: Wilton Centre, Teesside with hybrid working available
Closing Date: Applications will be considered as they are received with a final closing date
of 14/04/22

NEPIC, the North East Process Industry Cluster, is currently seeking an Innovation Executive to help drive forward innovation in the North East process industries.

Purpose of the Role
The Innovation Executive will join NEPIC to help drive forward innovation in the North East process industries, with a focus on circular economy and sustainable chemicals. Key activities include mapping the supply chains and technologies within the Tees Valley chemical industry and the identification of opportunities for inward investment and innovation. This will support NEPIC’s wider activities in clean growth, helping drive the Tees Valley process industry towards net zero.

Our Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will be a degree qualified scientist or engineer. Our ideal candidate is a chemical engineer or systems engineer with industrial/sector experience or post-graduate qualifications, although applications from candidates with other backgrounds and experience will be considered. They will have an engaging and enthusiastic personality and highly developed communication and analytical skills together with the ability to prioritise between conflicting priorities. The nature of the role demands the successful candidate has the ability to work both as a member of a team and also individually on their own initiative. The successful candidate will also be expected to travel extensively within Tees Valley and visit manufacturing sites.

How to apply
All applicants are asked to submit: A CV and covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above. Applications should be emailed to by midnight on 14/04/22 quoting REF:IE2022 in the subject of the email. Applications will be shortlisted as they are received and promising candidates will be invited for the first stage of a two-stage interview process.

For informal enquiries please contact Philip Aldridge at or
Chris Holt at

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Posted: 11/02/2022

ERDF Project Manager

Sunderland Hybrid / Remote

NEPIC, the North East Process Industry Cluster, is currently seeking an experienced ERDF Project Manager to join our team from mid-March 2022 as part of the Supply Chain North East programme. 

Supply Chain North East works with businesses who want to diversify, broaden their customer base and unlock new market opportunities. By working with individual business leaders and their teams, our advisors and market specialists help companies to build core competencies, understand improvement needs and identify suitable opportunities in new and existing markets.

Further information and registering your interest

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity to support the growth of the region’s SME community, or wish to recommend a colleague with relevant experience, please email NEPIC’s Chief Executive Officer, for further information at

About Supply Chain North East

Supply Chain North East brings together four key partners to work with over 800 businesses through to 2021, supporting them to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Strategic Economic Plan, that has a vision to create 100,000 more and better jobs between 2014 and 2024. Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).

Supply Chain North East is a multimillion programme aimed at revolutionising the way SMEs diversify their offering and embrace new markets. The programme has received more than £3m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund, which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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