CAREERS

At Oxford Innovation, we offer employees an opportunity to work with great people in a demanding and exciting environment with lots of opportunity for growth. Oxford innovation could provide you with the next step in your career.

Our business

Who are we?

Oxford Innovation has been providing coaching, advice and mentoring to SMEs for over 30 years. We are the leading operator of incubation spaces, providing innovation centres, laboratory and workshop premises to growing businesses. Oxford Innovation also manages the most successful business angels investment network.

What do we do?

We’re here to help businesses reach their full potential. We provide practical support to help ambitious businesses and start-ups succeed.

Who benefits from our support?

We are the partner of choice for economic development agencies wanting to improve the performance of SMEs—whether individual businesses, clusters, sectors and the wider SME ecosystem.

Why do we do it?

Helping businesses and communities to grow and drive economic prosperity across the UK.

Our business
SQW group

Part of SQW group

SQW Group is the parent company of SQW and Oxford Innovation. SQW is one of the largest and best-known UK providers of research, analysis and advice on sustainable economic development solutions for public, private and not-for-profit organisations. The group works with clients in the UK and overseas, providing advice on issues such as urban and rural regeneration, neighbourhood renewal, innovation and business development, higher education and technology transfer, and skills development.

Our people stories

Our culture

Oxford innovation could provide you with the next step in your career.
Our values

We respect each other and our clients
We “spark off” each other
We believe in the open sharing of knowledge – the whole is greater than the sum of the parts
Innovation underpins all of our work
We focus on results

Benefits

Oxford Innovation Services acts as a good corporate citizen and is committed to ensuring that it behaves with equal respect to all employees, potential employees, clients, associates and stakeholders. We aim to ensure that, both as an employer and as a provider of services, we:
— encourage an inclusive culture,
— value diversity,
— treat fairly all those with whom we come in to contact,
— do not unfairly discriminate against anyone, either directly, indirectly, by association or by perception.

Diversity

Financial wellbeing
— Group Personal Pension Scheme
— Group Life Assurance
Health
— Private Medical Insurance
— Dental Insurance
Lifestyle
— Cycle to Work
— Give As You Earn
— Holiday Trading

Flexibility

Flextime is a flexible hours schedule that allows workers to alter workday start and finish times. In contrast to traditional work arrangements that require employees to work a standard 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you made a non-statutory request, your employer has to be reasonable.

Our Teams

Great locations, and team activities.

Recruitment steps

What happens when you submit an application for a vacant role.

Step 1

The ideal recruitment program is the one that attracts a relatively larger number of qualified applicants

Step 2

The ideal recruitment program is the one that attracts a relatively larger number of qualified applicants

Step 3

The ideal recruitment program is the one that attracts a relatively larger number of qualified applicants

Step 4

The ideal recruitment program is the one that attracts a relatively larger number of qualified applicants