Assistant Director of RED, Business and Civic Engagement

Bristol, United Kingdom
Competitive salary plus benefits
01 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Research and Enterprise Development
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary Competitive salary plus benefits
Closing date for applications 17-Jul-2019

The University of Bristol, through its Division of Research and Enterprise Development (RED), is seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of RED (Business and Civic Engagement) to work for the Director of RED, in providing strategic engagement with business and civil society in the context of “pre-sales”, i.e. facilitating collaborations with our academics.

The outcome of success indicators for the role include:

  1. Academics engaged in external collaborations;
  2. Evidence of our research being adopted by organisations;
  3. Support for the REF case studies;
  4. Curation of a small number of business eco-systems, relevant to the University’s research strengths.

Further, as the University of Bristol’s expert on business incubation and scale up support, the post-holder will also seek to align the “University-managed" eco-systems, SETsquared Bristol services, and incubation facilities (such as Engine-Shed), to build a pipeline for future “sales” activities, e.g. research collaborations and commercialisation.

As such, it is essential that the post holder will develop and maintain strategic relationships and can demonstrate influencing skills and partnership working across private, public and third sectors in path-finder initiatives.

The closing date for applications is midnight 17 July 2019. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 1 August 2019.

It is strongly recommended that Applicants contact the Executive Assistant to to arrange an informal discussion.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.