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About the Role:

Vice-Chancellor's Office

Director of Research and Innovation Division
Ref: ALC1481

Salary will be upwards of £90k per annum

Pending the launch of the new strategy and the appointment of the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) a number of senior posts were filled as interim. With the arrival of the new COO and the creation of her new team, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of the new COO vision and strategy.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, you will deliver a high quality and professional service to assist the University in securing and managing research funding. Building productive relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally to ensure that the University’s capabilities can be matched most effectively with external funding opportunities whilst managing intellectual property, you will achieve success in innovation and knowledge exchange and demonstrate impact internally, nationally and globally.

The role will provide strategic direction and leadership, ensuring high quality planning, advice, delivery and project management of all aspects of the University’s research, knowledge exchange and innovation activities and the continued success of the University’s delivery of the research and innovation strategy.

You will have a track record of successful delivery and have a focus on service transformation and a commitment to informed debate, corporate decision-making and collective accountability as well as individual ownership.
 
This full-time post is available on an indefinite basis. 

Benefits include:

  • 44 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days.
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependants, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to Sportspark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: Sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.

Closing date: 31 May 2024

The University holds an Athena Swan Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality.

 

Further Information

For further information, including the Job Description and Person Specification, please see the attached Candidate Brochure.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Anne Poulson, Chief Operating Officer, via [email protected].

 

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