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Director of Enterprise

Southampton Education School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £51,034 to £64,145 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 May 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1364521CJ

Southampton Education School is one of the UK's highest-ranked research institutes for research impact, currently ranked 7th within the latest Research Excellence Framework. The School is advancing policy and practice in education, teaching and learning around the world, consistently delivering an excellent undergraduate learning experience, with the Guardian's University guide positioning the School in the top ten for over a decade. 

The University of Southampton’s mission is to change the world for the better. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, it is renowned for its innovation and enterprise. It is a founding member of the Russell Group - an organisation of 24 top UK universities committed to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards.  

Southampton Education School is seeking to appoint a Director of Enterprise to lead, manage, and promote the development of the school’s enterprise strategy along with generating enterprise income.   

You will manage enterprise projects and support the implementation of activities for the effectiveness of enterprise processes, including KEF (Knowledge Exchange Framework) and monitoring. In addition, you will support the impact of the school research and educational activities through the identification of enterprise opportunities, engagement with external stakeholders and the dissemination of best practice in enterprise. 

The successful appointee will work with the Director of Internationalisation to support connections of colleagues with international educational organisations that will lead to impactful collaborative education, research projects and income-generating enterprise activities. You will also work collaboratively with colleagues in developing links with local, regional, national and international educational bodies, and organisations to identify high quality students, utilising our enterprise activity to support student recruitment to these programmes. 

You will hold a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in any discipline that supports the research agenda of the School of Education. You will possess proven stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to work collegiately across the School and the wider University and experience of developing relationships with regional, national and international education organisations. 

What we can offer you 

We offer some fantastic benefits including 44 days leave per year (inclusive of public holidays and University closure days), options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers leave), a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.   

The University of Southampton is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for delivering world-class research and creating a community that values independent thought.

If you need any assistance or further information please contact Mark Holleran at TalentEdu, who is assisting us in the recruitment of this post at mholleran@talentedu.co.uk or +44 203 290 290 7.

Application procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1364521CJ on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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