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Careers

It’s not just a job, it’s a vocation. Innovation runs through our DNA. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning and drives us to go the extra mile. It’s our passion, pure and simple. And we’re looking for people who share it.

At MPA, we’ve come a long way, but we’ve got an eye on the future — with plans to grow and expand. So we’re always looking for great people to join the MPA team. If you think you’ve got what it takes to help businesses unlock ideas and creativity, we’d love to hear from you. In return we offer a wealth of benefits and the chance to work with a thriving company at the cutting edge of our industry.

Mission and values

We’re on a mission to release, accelerate and sustain world-leading innovation delivered by forward-thinking UK businesses. We’re guided at every stage by three core values: to always put the client first; to achieve excellence in all we do; and to innovate at every opportunity.

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MPA History

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Turnover reaches just under £1 million.

2014

2019

Moving with the times

In 2007, Michael Price sets up MPA. Soon after he begins working with technology-based businesses to improve their innovation capabilities, mainly through the provision of R&D tax credits

Moving with the times

In 2008, MPA moves into its first office at 98 High Street, Olney.

Moving with the times

In 2009, MPA recruits our first permanent employee to run the office.

Moving with the times

In 2010, MPA continues to grow and we open our second office.

Moving with the times

In 2012, MPA grows to more than 20 staff and we open our third office at Incon House.

Moving with the times

In 2014, MPA combines our three offices and moves to Mercers Manor Barns.

Moving with the times

In 2019, MPA is building on our success in delivering R&D tax credits, and diversifying to offer support across all aspects of business innovation.

We are recruiting!

We are a leading UK professional services business, and we make life easier for our clients, who stay with us year after year because we deliver outstanding service and results.

We are passionate about the innovative approach we take in everything we do, we are proud of our team and hope you can join us!

Senior Grant Consultant

Department:

Salary: £60k - but willing to negotiate dependent on experience

Location: , UK

Permanent / Full Time

Excellent Company Bonus & Benefits

Home based but travel to partners, clients and our office will also be required.

We are an Investors in People accredited employer and as we continue to grow, we are creating opportunities all the time for you to build and develop your career within a supportive and empowering environment, alongside a dedicated team of exceptional people. 

Our diverse backgrounds, skills, personalities, and exceptional values driven culture makes MPA a really great place to work.  We walk the walk when it comes to workplace flexibility and work / life balance, and we are dedicated to the personal and professional development of our people.

Purpose of Role:             

To create, manage and deliver an exceptional grant application service within MPA. This is a developing role, which in future is likely to include providing advice and guidance on a number of other business-related topics.

Responsibilities

Develop the grant service within MPA including delivery approach so that we have a scalable professional service.Ensure that all budgeted targets are realised or exceeded within their control.Assist with the induction, training and development of all Grant Writers/Consultants so that we have a consistent approach across the sales/delivery process.Assisting with knowledge transfer workshops to define innovative concepts and solutions for our clients.Authoring complex, detailed and well-structured new product development proposals, including economic feasibility studies.Ability to extract and collate necessary industry and academic information from the clients so that we have everything to support a successful grant application.​​

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

Understanding of UK/EU Grants funding landscapes and an in-depth understanding of the Innovate UK SmartGrants application process.In depth understanding of innovate UK process.Ability to establish relationships with senior professionals and innovators that are at the cutting edge of their fields in a variety of subject matters.Ability to prepare, evaluate ad submit to the required standard and deadlines.Experience of successful grant bid writing for SMEs.

You will clearly understand the contribution that you make to the business and how meaningful your work is. Your efforts and achievements will be recognised and rewarded on both an individual and an overall business performance basis.

Innovation, ideas and alternative ways of working are valued, as are those who are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure our clients receive the experience they should expect from a leading provider.

We are a leading UK professional services business, and we make life easier for our clients, who stay with us year after year because we deliver outstanding service and results.

We are passionate about the innovative approach we take in everything we do, and we are proud of our team.

What we offer....

Company Bonus Health Care Cash Plan    Flexible Benefits Portal (budget to spend as you wish) Private Medical Insurance (Vitality) Group Life Assurance (4 x salary) Pension (Salary Sacrifice) Employee Assistance Programme (support when you need it most) Discount Portal (shopping, entertainment etc.) Performance Pathway with Learning & Development portal (personal and professional development) Reward & Recognition Programme Service Awards

We are always creating career opportunities

As a growing business we are creating opportunities all the time for you to build and develop your career within a supportive and empowering environment, alongside a dedicated team of exceptional people.

The diverse background, skills and personalities of the team makes the MPA Group a great place to work.  We walk the walk when it comes to workplace flexibility and work / life balance, as well as being committed to the personal and professional development of our people.

We are a leading Professional Services business and we have all the experience and skills needed under one roof, which makes life easier for our clients who stay with us year after year because we deliver outstanding service and results.

We are passionate about the innovative approach we take in everything we do, and we are proud of our team.

We love to hear from talented professionals who would like to join our team of innovators.

Please forward your CV and covering letter to: talent@mpa.co.uk

 

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