Work for CHAP

Working with us here at CHAP Towers, you will have the chance to carve out your own career in the exciting Agri-Tech sector. Don’t delay and apply today…

Business and Innovation Associate

Reports to:

Innovation Network Lead


Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months)


37.5, Monday-Friday


Based on experience




Our Company

Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) Ltd is one of four UK Agri-Tech Centres launched under BEIS, supported by Innovate UK, in 2015. As a unique, independent nexus between UK government, researchers and industry, CHAP builds innovation networks to identify and accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions to drive transformative change in sustainable crop productivity. CHAP is seeking a Business and Innovation Associate to support the growth within the business.


The Opportunity

Reporting into the Innovation Network Lead, the Business and Innovation Associate will be responsible for coordinating CHAP’s ‘New Innovations’ programme, undertaking sector and stakeholder analyses, developing outline business cases following the Government-approved ‘Five-Case Model’, and developing strategic links and opportunities for business case funding and financing. The successful candidate will also work more broadly with the Innovation Team to develop funding applications for collaborative R&D projects, and with the Commercial Team to extend our ‘business intelligence’ services with respect to agri-tech investment.


The Candidate

Suitable candidates will have a PhD and/or equivalent experience of working within a relevant industry sector: environmental science, agricultural technologies, environmental engineering. Candidates will demonstrate systems thinking expertise – the ability to consume and analyse multi-sector, multi-level information and output holistic, visual interpretations. Applicants must also be skilled at consolidating literature into strategic documentation, previous experience of writing business cases for funding is desirable.


For more information or to apply for this exciting opportunity please send your CV to Eden Search and Select on All enquiries will be forwarded to Eden Search and Select.



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