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Head of Innovation Finance


UK / Scotland

Real Estate, Asset & Property Management


Job Description

REF: 16738
Posted: 05 May 2022
Closes: 31 March 2022

Relocation Opportunity: Saudi Arabia

About the role

On behalf of our client, The Management Recruitment Group has been retained exclusively to source a candidate for the post of Incubator Finance and Investment Lead for a large, ultra-modern innovation campus project based in the Middle East. This role will be responsible for defining and developing the required financing and investment instruments, establishing sources of financing for future tenants.


Our client is at the very start of a long-term program with a multi-billion dollar portfolio of campus development projects. We are currently sourcing for their newest scheme, a project consisting of industrial, commercial, leisure, hospitality, and world-class urban realm. This campus, due to be opened in the coming years, will be a global leader in innovation and an incubator for start-ups.

Key Accountabilities

You will be responsible for:

  • Assess the overall financing requirements of the campus tenants, from the immediate-term to steady-state
  • Propose governance structure to facilitate access to funding, defining how funding will be delivered.
  • Develop financial activities that can be delivered internally
  • Develop joint agreements with providers of financing instruments
  • Identify all internal and external parties of interest who may be able to help provide solutions to tenants (this may include public sector organizations, venture capital, corporates etc)
  • Define the full range of instruments that will be required for potential tenants to access financing for their research or business, depending on their requirements and characteristics (e.g., financing ticket size, size of the company, stage of technology readiness, industry sector, level of maturity of company)

Background, Skills, and Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree / Masters Degree in finance or related discipline
  2. Experience working with a relevant organization such as a venture capital firm, public or private wealth fund, innovation program, or incubator campus environment.
  3. Leadership experience within the organizations mentioned above
  4. Experience gained and knowledge within a mature research & innovation financing ecosystem

In return

In return, you will be able to have direct oversight and responsibility for one of the world’s most exciting projects. You will be offered a competitive compensation package, which will include a bonus, pension, a sign-on bonus, and relocation. Living costs will be covered and you will be accommodated in a full-service compound.

What to do now

For a confidential discussion, please contact Nicky Harrison ( of The Management Recruitment Group on +447513 721969. Applications should consist of a CV and covering note.

Campaign Timeline

Applications are open until the role is filled.