Enterprise Officer : University of Essex

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 Enterprise Officer

Research and Enterprise Office

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Research and Enterprise Office for an Enterprise Officer to develop enterprise and entrepreneurship activities and raise the profile among the student body by engaging with student societies, the Students Union, running events and workshops and undertaking creative approaches to marketing and advertising. To increase the number of successful student/graduate start-ups by establishing a fully developed enterprise pipeline, inspiring, motivating and equipping students/graduates through training, resources, competitions, events, and coaching/mentoring.                                                             


Duties of the Role

The Enterprise Officer will be marketing, planning and delivering enterprise activities for the University of Essex on all campuses. You will also work closely with the Head of Start Up Support and train the Enterprise Assistant and graduate interns. You will form part of the Research and Enterprise office and, from 2019, deliver support from our new Innovation Centre within Knowledge Gateway.


Skills and qualifications required

A highly motivated professional with a genuine interest and experience in/with start-ups is sought for the role of Enterprise Officer to join our Research and Enterprise Office team at an exciting time of change and of strategic enterprise developments within the University.

You will have a genuine interest in start-ups or have even started your own business. You will have experience of organising events and are willing to take on full responsibility for projects.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work on your own initiative in order to self-generate new ideas for continuous improvement of the service. A good level of IT literacy and the ability to use all major software packages including Microsoft Office are also essential.

In this role you will work with students that will be in any phase of their start-up journey (idea stage or already established) and support them with their needs and questions. Therefore you need a good understanding of business start-up.

This post is a permanent role, starting as soon as possible. A 0.8 FTE could be considered but it is offered as a full-time role.


Please visit our website (http://www.essex.ac.uk/vacancies/) for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

Closing date: 01 January 2019

Interviews are planned for:  a date to be confirmed

Salary: £30,395-£33,199 per annum, pro rata for part-time

Closing date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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