Executive Director of Business Engagement
Competitive Salary & Benefits
For the last five years, Staffordshire University has been on a transformative journey, achieving UK top 50 League Table rankings, TEF Gold standard in Teaching and Learning and recognition as the "Connected University", of, and for, its community and region. Business minded, industry engaged, research applied, technologically savvy and digitally leading, Staffordshire University provides an outstanding education for our students, preparing them for the jobs of the future, some of which do not yet exist.
Under the leadership of our new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Martin Jones, we are embarking on the next exciting phase of our strategic development and we are making a number of high-profile appointments including to the newly created role of Executive Director of Business Engagement. A member of the University Executive Board, the Executive Director will give focus to all external activities with employers in order to maximise income in commercial knowledge-related activities. Staffordshire is already a top 4 UK apprenticeship provider with a significant eight figure income, this role will provide strategic leadership for enterprise and innovation and lead the growth of our civic entrepreneurial ecosystem as part of the new university strategic plan.
Candidates will bring significant senior management experience of enterprise, knowledge exchange and business engagement in higher education and be able to demonstrate experience of delivering significant growth and income in commercialisation activities and work-based learning including higher/degree apprenticeships. Whilst the hard outputs of the role can be easily measured in financial terms, the role requires candidates to demonstrate a passion beyond sales, it is important that you can evidence that you are committed to the values and ethos of Staffordshire, building strong partnerships with a detailed understanding of regional and national economic drivers.
This is a time of great opportunity for Staffordshire University. If you are keen to pursue a stimulating, challenging and professionally fulfilling career, we want to hear from you. To view the candidate brochure, visit www.andersonquigley.com/opportunity/executive-director-of-business-engagement-staffordshire-university/
Closing date for applications is midday, Friday 15 July 2022.
Staffordshire University is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from candidates who are currently underrepresented at this level.
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