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Associate Director of Greenwich Research & Innovation

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
Location
Greenwich, United Kingdom
Salary
£61,921 to £99,711 per annum
Closing date
16 Jan 2024

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Greenwich Research & Enterpris

Location: Greenwich Campus
Salary:  £61,921 to £99,711 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date: Wednesday 29 November 2023
Closing Date: Tuesday 16 January 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 4291-E

The University of Greenwich is focused on delivering high quality research and knowledge exchange activities that make a difference in the world. Our mission is to become the best modern university in the UK by 2030. To enable us to achieve this, we undertake research and knowledge exchange (R&KE) that: (a) achieves significant and measurable societal, social, cultural, and economic impact, (b) ensures academic excellence and (c) informs our teaching and learning activities. 

We are seeking to appoint the Associate Director of Greenwich Research and Innovation (GRI) which is the directorate (of c60 staff) responsible for supporting the growth and development of R&KE across the university. The role is a senior management position within the university reporting to the GRI Director but will also work closely with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (R&KE).

The Associate Director will have direct line management of the key functional units within GRI – Funding Development (focussed on business development and other pre-award activities), Contracts and IP Services and, Funding Support and Information Services. 

The Associate Director will lead on local development partnerships e.g., with local authorities of areas within which the University campuses are based to ensure the University plays a major role in local regeneration and community engagement. This role will also lead on other strategic collaborations including the University Alliance and the U9 group. In addition, the Associate Director, working with GRI and wider University colleagues, will plan and oversee the preparation and submission of key University returns including annual Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) related surveys, Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF, starting with KEF4 in 2024), Research Excellence Framework (REF2029 with estimated submission date in late 2028) and Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the latter working with the University’s Research and Enterprise Training Institute (RETI).

You will have the relevant experience and skills to lead professional services support to developing R&KE at the university to meet corporate KPIs defined for our strategy. You will have a strong personal track record of enabling development and implementation research and/or knowledge exchange activities. You will be an outstanding people manager, able to lead and develop a multidisciplinary team, and an excellent communicator, able to build relationships with colleagues across the university and externally. You will be a passionate advocate for the university’s R&KE activities and will be aligned with our values of being: inclusive, collaborative and impactful.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the university in a role that is at the heart of our focus on impactful research and knowledge exchange. 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Andy Frost on a.i.frost@greenwich.ac.uk 

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the People Directorate Operations Team on peopleoperations-vco-gre-emp@greenwich.ac.uk

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich and information on the university’s working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich 

We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from [protected characteristic(s)], who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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