Research and Enterprise Manager: The Open University

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

The role will support the Faculty’s income generation activity by assisting academics and other Faculty staff in developing and maintaining links with faculties and units, universities, funders and various industry sectors primarily for research, scholarship and consultancy purposes. The role will explore opportunities and identify gaps which could be developed to improve Faculty Research, Enterprise and Scholarship activity and income.

This role will provide first class account management for research, scholarship, teaching and consultancy funding activity, including applications and pre and post-award administration. The role will also provide support with impact case studies and impact evidence collection in preparation for REF 2021 and beyond.

Skills and Experience

You will have previous operational management and administration experience with a proactive service driven approach. You will be able to demonstrate previous experience of managing key internal and external stakeholder relationships.

You will also be comfortable working with budgets and have proven analytical skills with the ability to interpret and communicate information effectively.

A Post-Doctoral graduate seeking a career in research support could also be a good fit for this role.

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits for this role include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

 How to apply

Please submit an electronic application by clicking on “Apply” and following the instructions on our website. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload your CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of an A4, giving specific examples of where your skills and experiences meet the required competencies for the role. Please upload your covering letter in the Attachments section of the electronic form.

In writing your letter, examine carefully the description of the role and analyse how your skills, knowledge and experience match with the requirements set out in the person specification.

Closing date: Monday 6th January 2020 

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
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