Posted on 22nd December 2022
Category: News Newsletter

The Hull & East Yorkshire (HEY) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is recruiting to the post of a Made Smarter – Digital Transformation Specialist. The post will work within the HEY Growth Hub which provides a range of high-quality business support services utilising funding from UK government and European Structural Investment Funds.

The Made Smarter programme was created following an industry-led government review of how UK manufacturing industries can use digitalisation to make things smarter, better, and faster – becoming leaders of the next industrial revolution.

Operating across the Yorkshire and Humber region up until March 2025, the programme will work with manufacturers to help them adopt new digital tools & technologies, to overcome barriers to industrial digitalisation, and to champion UK manufacturing and the benefits of technology and advanced manufacturing. The Made Smarter programme in Yorkshire and the Humber will be delivered via the four Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and their associated Growth Hubs.

The purpose of this role is to act as the account manager for clients of the Made Smarter programme in Hull & East Yorkshire; working with a caesload of manufacturing businesses that have engaged with the programme. The Made Smarter Digital Transformation Specialist will be the key point of contact for Made Smarter clients and will manage the relationship between the client business and all aspects of the programme as well as a range of internal Growth Hub and external business support services. The postholder will possess a good knowledge and awareness of digital transformation within manufacturing businesses and will provdie information, advice, guidance, diagnostic and brokerage services to client businesses.

The post holder will undertake proactive business engagement to ensure that the Made Smarter programme is widely promoted across the Hull and East Yorkshire region, and that business uptake of the programme meets contracted KPIs. The post holder will work alongside the wider business advisor team of the HEY Growth Hub, as well as the Digital Transformation Specialists employed by Leeds City Region LEP, Sheffield City Region LEP, and the York and North Yorkshire LEP.

Please note, due to conditions of external funding this is a fixed term contract ending 31st March 2025.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Hull City Council jobs website here.

For queries about this role, please contact Jon Brunton, Growth Hub Manager on or 07763 579879.