Director of Research and Enterprise Development (RED)

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Competitive salary plus benefits
10 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018

Director of Research and Enterprise Development (RED) 

Job number   SUPP103798 
Division/School  Research and Enterprise Development 
Contract type   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern   Full time 
Salary   Competitive salary plus benefits 
Closing date for applications   28-Jan-2018  

The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a new Director of Research and Enterprise Development (RED) responsible for providing the overall leadership and coordination of the activities of the Division.
RED was created in 2000 and has grown, developed and evolved to be a key player in the research, knowledge exchange and enterprise space within the University, the city of Bristol and the UK.  RED is also recognised both within the University and across the sector as a high performing Division.
The purpose of RED is simple: to help keep the University at the forefront of research excellence, to encourage a positive culture of research integrity, to support improved impact of research outcomes and to foster an enterprise culture that is embraced by those who work at the University.  The successful candidate will be integral to continuing this remit as well delivering growth and sustainability by providing expert guidance and advice, project management and a variety of other professional activities.
Ideally you will have substantial experience gained within a senior research management, business or research policy role allied with the knowledge of research and enterprise development and management in the higher education sector and with a working network to match.  You will also have the leadership skills to inspire and enthuse a team of skilled professionals to establish credibility and respect with the wider academic community and funders.  The ability to bring commercial knowledge and acumen to bear in identifying and leading customer and market orientated income generation opportunities related to research, knowledge transfer and enterprise is also essential.  Reporting to the Registrar/Chief Operating Officer, the Director of RED is also a member of the University's senior management.
Applications should be made via the University of Bristol Careers Site (Job Ref: SUPP103798).  Please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter attached as one document setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the role and person specifications for the post.  Please also include current salary details and the names and addresses of your referees.  Referees will not be approached until we have shortlisted and not without prior permission from candidates.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 28th January 2018.  

Formal interviews are due to take place on Monday 19th March 2018. 

For more information or an informal discussion regarding your application please contact the Robin Geller, Registrar/Chief Operating Officer, at 
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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