European Research Policy Advisor

Coventry, United Kingdom
£39,159 to £55,758 per annum (paid in Euros and subject to Belgian tax system)
17 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 03/11/2019  
Faculty / School or Service Vice Chancellor's Office  
Salary £39,159 to £55,758 per annum (paid in Euros and subject to Belgian tax system)  
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including generous holiday allowances.  
Job category/type Professional Services

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Brussels Office of Coventry University, and to proactively support the European and international priorities of the Coventry University Group.

Coventry University's proven success is driven by its hard working ethos. The highest ranking modern university in England for 7 years running (Guardian 2013-2019), we achieved a gold rating in the UK government's 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Our vision is to continue to enhance our positionas a leading provider of innovative education and impactful research both nationally and across the world. 

Coventry University Group has been an active partner in a number of European networks for many years and has collaborated with many international partners. As part of our ambitious growth strategy for research and our plans for future developments around teaching and learning, we are committed to growing our European activities further.

This role will support Coventry University Group's engagement in European policy developments on research and innovation, raise the profile of the University Group through building relationships with policy makers, influencers and other relevant institutions, proactively support research funding proposals and the showcasing of research best practice, as well as identifying opportunities to influence and shape policy, and help build partnerships and contacts within Coventry's research priority areas.

Your demonstrable experience of working in a policy advisor role and political understanding of the European commission and associated policy environment will enable you to take a lead role in prioritising, understanding and advising on EU policy relating to higher education and research & innovation. Your innovative approach and strong networking skills will see you identify and nurture opportunities for the University Group further its research interests with universities, research institutes and businesses across Europe.

With a strong background in EU research policy and funding, including experience in preparing briefings, consultation responses and project proposals, you will undertake high-quality research into relevant policy areas and potential funding opportunities. Supporting the reputation of Coventry University group in Brussels, you will represent the group at meetings, conferences and other relevant events. This post will require significant travel around Europe, as well as time spent in Coventry, developing internal relationships.

Interested in applying? Please email a CV together with a covering letter (up to 1500 words maximum) to, setting out your skills and experience (related to the job description/person specification) and motivation to join our team.

Closing date: 3 November 2019

Interview Date: 3 December 2019

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