Head of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Enterprise Office (REO) : University of Essex

Job title: Head of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Enterprise Office (REO)

Job reference: REQ03236

Application closing date: 17/11/2019

Location: Colchester

Salary: £52,560 - £59,136 per annum

Employment type: Permanent, Full-Time

Job category/type: Professional


With the emergence of the industrial strategy, the role of Universities in providing support to business has never had greater importance. The University of Essex has been growing the number and scale of research projects with business, and is now in the Top 3 Universities in the UK for number of KTP's.  The postholder will coordinate the team of knowledge exchange professional support academic colleagues within the faculties.  


Duties of the Role

Based in the Research and Enterprise Office (REO), the post holder will work with academic colleagues to support them in developing links to external organisations to achieve impact from their research. The post holder, in conjunction with Deputy Director - Enterprise of the REO and Head of Business Engagement, will develop strategy to enable growth in attracted from external partners and develop consultancy, CPD and IP commercialisation activities. 


Skills and qualifications required

The successful applicant will have an understanding of of academic research and/or commercial R&D environments and be able to translate research output into benefits to business.  They will be able to establish credibility with academic colleagues and be comfortable working with colleagues across departments and faculties. With a track record attracting external funding, they will provide leadership to support the continued growth in knowledge exchange activities. Education to degree level (or equivalent qualification) is an essential requirement.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.


Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the 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: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019
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