Brussels Office Director
Vice Chancellors Office – Brussels Office
Salary Range: Competitive Salary
Mode: Full-time, Permanent
Ref No: REQ005031
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. This senior role based within our Brussels office will focus on increasing the size and scale of those activities.
With your knowledge of the political environment of Brussels and your experience of effective working with policy makers and influencers, you will develop and implement our strategy for engagement, influencing and informing relevant European-level politicians, policy makers and organisations to match the long term goal of increasing the impact of the University within the European arena.
Your ability to develop and manage significant partnerships will see you representing the University group at relevant senior level meetings and supporting the Vice-Chancellor, Group Leadership team and the University Leadership team with engagement activities in Brussels.
An experienced manager, you will lead and manager the Brussels office including facilities, staff recruitment, performance management and training/development. This post will require significant travel around Europe, as well as time spent in Coventry, developing internal relationships.
Closing date: 30 May 2017
Interview Date: 28 June 2017