Good with words?
Salary: £25,000 + 27 days holiday
Based in Ashford, Kent
In the last year we've had to write reports on crash proof drones, artisan gin, pig farming, landmine detectors, irrigation systems in Africa, saddle pads for horses, medical devices, free from food, vegan cosmetics, cancer drugs, baby car seats, motorsport engineering, pest control, cyber security, plastic soldier design, the internet of things, e-cigarettes, sex aids, unmanned aircraft, lightweight machine guns, machine learning . . . well we could on forever, really.
We have to explain what our amazing clients are doing in reports for HMRC, so we can access the tax break and cash back they are due. In essence, this job is about making sure a tax inspector gets to understand the wonderful work of our clients and just how important it is to the UK economy.
So, if you're very used to writing reports in any sphere, can spot a typo a mile off, adept at probing for further information and find it rewarding to find new ways to describe things, read on.
As this is a client-facing role, you will know how to present yourself and adapt your style to all kinds and all levels of clients in a wide variety of sectors. Daily, you will be responsible for working with our consultants as they discuss the technical problems they're facing and trying to overcome. You will have a natural affinity with business owners and entrepreneurs and be keen to help them access government funds where we can.
No formal training in report writing is necessary and an understanding of R&D tax is not needed, but you will need to be confident discussing finances and speaking to clients at a senior level. If you struggle to download an app on your mobile phone and are still mystified by the intricacies of texting, this job is not for you.
If you want to work where you’ll be valued, in a close knit and positive team, finish at lunchtime on a Friday and enjoy 27 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays), you’ll probably like it here. But you must have at least 2 year’s solid work experience in a client-contact role. You also need your own transport and a full driving licence.
Check out what we do and get to understand us first. Then whizz over a relevant CV and tell us in a few short paragraphs to let us know why this job has to be YOU. Don’t forget to let us know your availability to start work.
Closing date 25 January.
By the way, we always reply to every application – it’s the least we can do because we’re always flattered that someone would like to join our team.
If you’re an agent, please don’t contact us because we’re happy doing our recruitment in- house.