Directors of Business Engagement & Enterprise

Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire (GB)
18 Oct 2016
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12 Nov 2016

University of Hull - Faculty Directors of Business Engagement & Enterprise - £ competitive

In support of the University of Hull's ambitious £200m investment programme, and the desire to further develop the University's strong engagement with business through the Faculties of Science & Engineering; Business, Law & Politics; Arts, Culture & Education and Health Sciences, the new role of Faculty Director for Business Engagement and Enterprise (FDBEE) has been created.

In 2013/14, the University of Hull generated close to £1 billion for the UK economy, supported 8,000 jobs, helped businesses to make breakthroughs and contributed to important regional programmes.  Support ranges from creating a bespoke foundation degree for supermarket giant Morrisons, working with around 200 employers including RB, the world in health and hygiene and PWC to help them find suitable graduates, to changing the way Fire and Rescue services across the country approach an emergency.

We have big plans to significantly grow our work with businesses. So the role of Faculty Director of Business Engagement & Enterprise is a great opportunity to drive this forward, marrying up the University’s expertise with the needs of businesses, and make a real impact.

With a role in each of the faculties, the FDBEE will report to the Dean and will provide strategic leadership for all the Faculty’s business engagement and enterprise activity. In addition the FDBEE will work with the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), the Director of Research, Head of Commercialisation and other faculty FDBEEs to develop and implement University plans for business engagement and enterprise activities.

The successful candidate will have a wide and challenging remit including:

• Development and execution of Faculty-specific strategy for engagement with business and the corporate world

• Acting in an ambassadorial role to the business and corporate world, developing productive relationships with business and corporate partners

• Acting as the first point of contact for all new Faculty business relationships

• Providing high quality advice and guidance on business engagement across the Faculty

We expect that this role will be ideally suited to someone with senior level credibility within both the corporate and academic worlds, a proven track record of developing productive and mutually beneficial business relationships, and strong leadership and communication skills.

Here are some reasons why it’s great to be part of the University of Hull:

A £200 million investment is coming to fruition as part of our focus on student experience – spanning a £28-million state-of-the-art health campus, the £9.5-million Middleton Hall, ahead of the cultural showcase year.  At the heart of the development is a world-class concert venue. We also have the £30m on campus accommodation complex delivered by Sewell Group that will be ready for our next intake in September.

A top 20 university for graduate employability, the University worked with more than 200 businesses last year to help find them suitable graduates. 96 per cent of undergraduates were in work or higher study within six months.

Our world-class Logistics Institute has assisted/benefitted more than 500 businesses with supply chain and logistics issues. These businesses have created more than 160 new jobs and increased sales by £55 million per year. 

The Wilberforce Institute works with businesses to help identify and avoid slavery practices in their supply chain. The Institute’s received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize earlier this year in recognition of its life-changing work.

If any of the above has wetted your appetite to join us in an exciting role and to be part of our future then please upload a CV and covering letter and follow the online application for the faculty of your preference.  The closing date for applications is 12th November 2016.