GrantTree • United Kingdom

Senior Innovate UK Consultant

Employment type:  Contract

Remote-first – Work from anywhere

A little flex time

Job Description

Help cutting-edge businesses build the next great

Are you ready to help the UK’s best and brightest entrepreneurs accelerate their ground-breaking technology?

Do you want to help the UK’s brightest develop ground-breaking technology? Are you ready to use your grant writing expertise to deliver excellently? Do you dream of having autonomy over your own fast-paced consultancy career?

If so, read on!

GrantTree’s Grants team works with many of the UK’s most innovative companies, helping them access Innovate UK and other grant funding mechanisms through its suite of consultancy services. We’re looking for an experienced grant writer/manager to work alongside our sales and technical writing team to deliver Innovate UK applications on behalf of our clients. As part of GrantTree’s Grant Funding team, you will be responsible for developing. You’ll work to design and deliver suitable grant funding projects for interested prospects. You’ll also be dealing directly with senior executives and founders, negotiating commercial deals, and building high-value client relationships. But you won’t be going it alone. Our Technical Writing team will also be available to support the delivery of projects under your direction.

If this sounds like you, read on!

GrantTree is an innovation funding consultancy specializing in grants, R&D Tax Credits, and Video Games Tax Relief. We work with some of the UK’s most innovative companies, helping them to maximize their government funding opportunities. We have ambitious plans for 2022 and are looking for bright, motivated, and conscientious people to expand our Grants practice.

That’s where you come in!

As you’ll be working with some of our most important and interesting clients, helping them make the most of GrantTree’s services. As a Grants Partner, you’ll be leading projects and have exposure to senior stakeholders early on. The opportunity to work with some of the best innovators in the health and life sciences arena to identify a winning bid and develop our processes to become more efficient.

On a typical day you might:

  • Manage the writing of a grant application for an Innovate UK competition
  • Gather information and source feedback on draft applications from a client and GrantTree stakeholders
  • Pitch GrantTree’s services and build scope of work proposals for a new business lead
  • Assess a company’s eligibility for our services
  • Host calls with clients and GrantTree’s grant delivery team
  • Report the results of client applications to the wider team
  • Develop innovative science, engineering and technology concepts with customers
  • Produce professionally written content that clearly aligns the technical concept and business case into the funding scope and expected outcomes.
  • Coordinate technical and commercial inputs from all stakeholders
  • Host meetings with customers and stakeholders to ensure funding application requirements and deadlines are adhered to.
  • Build frameworks for work packages based on an agreed budget
  • Validate and complete funding applications that meet application guidelines
  • Pitch GrantTree’s services to potential clients
  • Delve into the inner workings of potential projects to accurately assess their eligibility for open competitions and our services
  • Broker partnerships and negotiate commercial deals with founders, FDs and CTOs
  • Do whatever it takes to ensure a winnable application is submitted on time, and satisfy the client
  • Lead a client call or get involved with writing a grant application
  • Report results of a grant funding application to the team


  • A Ph.D. or extensive practical experience in a STEM-related subject/industry
  • At least 4 years of consulting experience(or similar) A track record of writing successful Innovate UK grant applications
  • Confidence in working to strict deadlines
  • Experience with the science and technology ecosystem
  • A keen interest in cutting-edge technology


Salary and Benefits

For this role, the salary will be £60k + based on experience. In addition to your salary, we are offering a place where you can be yourself, develop your skills and fulfill your potential. Our office is located right in the heart of Shoreditch! You will be needed in the office for 2-3 days a week while you train up and are on track to smash your targets. The remaining 2-3 days a week, you’re welcome to work from wherever you want.

Other benefits include:

  • 30 days paid holiday
  • Training & development budget
  • Monthly wellness budget
  • A generous and inclusive parental leave policy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Study, pawternity and charity leave
  • Regular social and wellness events
  • Access to premium platforms like Spill for mental wellbeing

Equal Opportunities

Teams are stronger when they have a diverse range of people. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of the categories they put themselves in. We also encourage talented ‘square pegs’. If you think you’re the right person for the job even though you don’t quite fit the role spec, be daring and apply!

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Summer hours
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Juno wellbeing benefits
“Pawternity” leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Training and Development Budget
Subsidised Private Healthcare Insurance via Vitality
Monthly Wellbeing Budget
Regular Wellness and Fun Days
Mental Health support via Spill

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options GrantTree provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure GrantTree is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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What employees are saying

"I've worked here for years, and the flexibility and freedom you have at GrantTree is like nowhere I've worked before. It can be hard work to manage your own time and autonomy, but it's very much built into the company culture that work can be done anywhere, anytime and that people should be able to bring their whole selves to work. You genuinely feel valued and it's understood that people have personal lives that can sometimes impact the more 'traditional' hours or ways of working."

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