Director of Research and Enterprise

York, North Yorkshire (GB)
26 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of York                            
Director of Research and Enterprise
Competitive Salary

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York is a real success story in UK higher education. Since our foundation in 1963, we have powered our way to a consistently high ranking in the UK and are one of just six post-war universities to have appeared in the world top 100. Having opened with just 230 students we are now home to over 17,000 and while we continue to expand and invest in our estate, the University maintains a valued sense of community and inclusivity.

A member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, we are committed to enhancing our position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. Our new Director is a critical position providing leadership and management to the Research and Enterprise Directorate supporting our research, knowledge exchange and enterprise strategies.  The role is key to the University’s research success and supports academic staff and departments to undertake world-leading research and to disseminate the knowledge created to external stakeholders for the benefit of society. 

Reporting to the Registrar and Secretary, you will work closely with senior individuals across the University to deliver our ambitions in research and enterprise, including the PVC for Research, PVC for Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange, the University’s Research Theme Champions, Faculty Deans, Associate Deans of Research and Heads of Departments. The role encompasses both strategic development and service delivery across the entire research and enterprise spectrum and requires an experienced leader with a detailed understanding of the HE sector and funding bodies. Candidates will bring evidence of leading a large, multi-disciplinary team, harnessing and developing talent, ensuring teams work together and instil an approach that is pro-active and agile.

Research excellence defines York – as Director you will help us further strengthen and improve our research, to be dynamic, inspirational and life‑changing in our impact. For more information please visit  For a confidential discussion, please contact Ed Pritchard +44 (0)7980 817 927 or Sarah Wright on +44 (0)7808 649 556.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 23rd July 2018.

We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students and staff. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.