Grant Writer (Associate Consultant)

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Title: Associate Consultant (Innovation Grants)

Office Location: 88 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3BP

Reports to: Senior Manager, Grants

Working hours: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday standard working hours, dependent on client demands.

Main purpose of the job:

Ayming’s grants team write engaging and rigorous applications that enable their clients to innovate for the future

The Associate Consultant will contribute to the writing of innovation grant applications. This will involve supporting client meetings to gather necessary information and converting that information into a project proposal customised to suit specific funder criteria.

Additionally, Associate Consultants will be expected to maintain excellent client relationships across a portfolio of UK businesses. They will support client workshops to define a list of key innovation priorities and then scout the market for grant opportunities that relate to these.

This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly-growing grants team within a leading innovation consultancy.

The Associate Consultant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Meeting with clients/targets at all stages of the sales and grant application process
  • Scouting new grants opportunities and interpreting their fit in relation to defined client priorities.
  • Contribute to writing high-quality grant applications
  • Using clear, compelling language to convince a reader about the quality of an innovation
  • Explaining the technical aspects of the innovation and its difference from existing approaches
  • Presenting project plans and risk registers with rigour and detail
  • Grasping the client’s business model, including the innovation’s market opportunity and revenue projections

Skills and personal qualities:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, clarity in writing on complex topics, manages time effectively (sometimes within limited constraints), works well with others in a team.
  • Independent, hard worker, motivated, willing to travel, good interpersonal skills.
  • We are looking for candidates that combine a flair for science with a love of writing.
  • We are particularly interested in Associate Consultants with degrees in any aspect of the Physical Sciences, such as
  • Physics
  • Materials Science
  • Engineering (e.g. Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical)

Experience requirements:

  • Individuals with less than 2 years relevant professional experience, including fresh graduates, are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent academic record, including some experience of independent research
  • MSc/PhD: desirable but not essential

There’s a reason why our mantra is “Further Together” – We can achieve more if we work together!

When our people are valued and rewarded, their potential is limitless. We offer highly competitive remuneration packages to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance and the market.

We offer:

  • 👩🏼 The opportunity to join a multi-talented team made up of dual-qualified tax and technical experts, including engineers, scientists, accountants and software specialists, to name but a few.
  • 🏗 Genuine responsibility with direct client engagement across various sectors, including Technology, Manufacturing, Construction, Food and others.
  • 🏢 Being a part of a great team of over 70 Aymers in our London office.
  • 🌱 Extensive career development, progression, and training – Continuous development and support for your professional qualifications and your personal goals and aspirations so we can grow together.
  • 👩🏽‍🎓 Career Coaching – Better never stops. Sharing our time to make the best use of yours.
  • 🌍 International mobility.

That’s not all – we also offer more Employee perks:

  • 🗓 25 Days Holiday per annum with the option to buy an additional five days – a time to step back, relax and focus on the things that are important to you
  • 🎉 An extra day off for your Birthday.
  • 💷 5% Company Pension matched contribution – Looking after your future when it’s time to step back and relax.
  • 💛 Immediate membership to Healthshield, a ‘well-being’ medical health scheme.
  • 🏥 Day one access to Help@hand, an app-based service providing remote GP services and enhanced health support.
  • 💻 Company Laptop & iPhone.
  • 🏥 Private Health Cover
  • 💷 x4 Basic Salary Death in Service Benefit.
  • 🚲 Cycle to Work scheme
  • 🏋🏽‍♂️ 25% off Gym memberships, Leisure centres, Bootcamps or Yoga studios.
  • 🛒 Access to our Employee Benefits Platform (Sodexo) – multiple discounts across Highstreet stores, Grocery Shopping, Travel and Leisure activities.

What to expect:

We value drive, determination, teamwork and a desire to learn. We believe you get the best of both worlds at Ayming – the credentials of a top-tier consulting firm and the entrepreneurial spirit and culture of a boutique. You’re not going to be a small cog in a big machine here – we’re a team where every contribution counts, and when you go that extra mile, you’ll get the recognition you deserve. Our teams are empowered to take ownership of their work, delivering exceptional results for clients and making a genuine contribution to the growth and success of the UK business.