Coventry University

European Enterprise & Innovation Development Manager

Coventry University

Brussels, Belgium

Vice Chancellors Office – Brussels Office

Salary Range: Competitive Salary
Mode: Full-time, Permanent
Ref No: REQ005030

Coventry University is achieving unprecedented success. Times Higher Education 2017 World top 200 young university rankings. Awarded Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year three years in a row, 12th in the Guardian League Tables (2018), and named 'University of the Year' in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, our vision is to continue to enhance our position as a leading provider of innovative education and impactful research both nationally and internationally.

Coventry University Group has been an active partner in a number of European networks for many years and has collaborated with many international partners. As part of our ambitious growth strategy for research and our plans for future developments around teaching and learning, we are committed to growing our European activities further.

The key components of this role are to support the Coventry University Group in building a strong understanding of the relevant Higher Education and innovation policy environments in Europe, to raise the profile of the University Group within the enterprise & innovation environment and to build relationships with EU businesses, policy makers, influencers and other relevant institutions.

Your demonstrable experience of working in a policy advisor role and political understanding of the European commission and associated policy environment will enable you to take a lead role in prioritising, understanding and advising on EU policy relating to higher education and enterprise & innovation. Your entrepreneurial, innovative and decisive approach will see you develop opportunities for the University group to work with businesses across Europe, bringing commercial partners in and offering consultancy services based on University Group expertise.

Experienced in drafting funding and investment proposals and formal consultation responses, you will undertake high-quality research into relevant policy areas and potential commercial opportunities. Supporting the reputation of Coventry University group in Brussels, you will represent the group at meetings, conferences and other relevant events. This post will require significant travel around Europe, as well as time spent in Coventry, developing internal relationships.

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Closing date: 30 May 2017

Interview Date: 14 June 2017 (via Skype)

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