Head of Space Research & Innovation Network for Technology Programme: University of Leicester

About the role
This role will draw on best practice in knowledge exchange, Innovation management and high growth business programmes. You will be responsible for delivering an impactful high quality offer to SMEs, high value research and innovation partnerships to HEIs and building the successful engagement of space primes and financiers in to the programme with the overall objective of positively impacting the economic growth from the space sector. You will be responsible for ensuring that the SPRINT programme is delivered successfully, to target and budget.
About you
With senior level management experience, you will have proven ability and experience of delivering complex funded programmes, ideally with experience in a HE environment. Experience of business development and knowledge exchange is key, alongside commercial acumen and experience. 
You will have the ability to build strong relationships with core stakeholders, business intermediaries and senior business owner managers. In addition, you will have a proven ability to deliver complex and customised flexible solutions to businesses across the region.
Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Martin Barstow on mab@le.ac.uk or William Wells on ww88@leicester.ac.uk.

We anticipate that interviews will take place during week commencing 10 May 2021. 

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Closing date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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