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Director of Research and Enterprise

Research and Enterprise
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
79,000 - 98,000 a year (Senior Management Grade 10) plus excellent benefits
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Role Description

The Director of Research and Enterprise is a key senior management position at the University of York. This role provides leadership and management for the Research and Enterprise Directorate, one of the key services that supports our research, knowledge exchange and enterprise strategies.

The Role
Reporting the Registrar and Secretary, you will work closely with key senior individuals across the University to deliver our ambitions in research and enterprise, including the PVC for Research, PVC for Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange, the University’s Research Theme Champions, Faculty Deans, Associate Deans of Research and Heads of Departments. Your role encompasses both strategic development and service delivery across the entire research and enterprise trajectory. You will occupy a central and creative role in the ongoing development of our strategies, whilst also providing leadership, overseeing the delivery of all services and ensuring their continuous improvement.

Key requirements
You will be an experienced senior leader with the ability to provide the vision for the Directorate’s ongoing growth, harnessing the talent within your department and developing staff who are experts in their own professional specialities. This is supported by your understanding of the HE sector, funding bodies and priorities of the various stakeholders in the sector and a detailed understanding of the end to end research and knowledge exchange.

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Detailed understanding of the HE sector
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and lead effectively
  • Strategic insight as demonstrated by engagement in cross-institutional leadership and strategy setting
  • Experience of working in a large complex organisation and of working at a strategic and operational level

Salary is £79,000 - £98,000 (Senior Management Grade 10) plus excellent benefits. The position is available on a full-time (37 hours per week) open contract.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Paul Ellison (Recruitment Advisor)

Closing Date: 2 April 2018
Interview Date: 23 April 2018

Why York
The University of York is a highly successful institution with a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years. Based on the edge of the historic city of York, our colleges are set in an attractive landscaped campus.

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.