Programme Director, Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium Ref: 1536

School/department: University of Sussex Business School (Science Policy Research Unit)    
Hours: 0.7 FTE, Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.7 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
ContractFixed term until February 2023
Salary: Starting at £40,792 to £48,677 per annum
Placed on: 18 June 2019
Closing date: 2 July 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected start date:1 September 2019

Job description

The Science Policy Research Unit, Based in the University of Sussex Business School wish to appoint a Programme Director, Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium ,  to job share with the current post holder. The Programme Director has lead responsibility for developing and managing the work programme of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) as well as developing collaborations with potential new members and an academic research network.

Working alongside the Principal Investigator (PI) in Sussex and the Academic Director based at the University of Utrecht as well as the wider research team, the post holder is responsible for the operational management of the consortium,  developing workshop and conference programmes and for supervising communications and administrative staff.

As part of the management team, the Programme Director is the first point of contact for TIPC internally and externally and plays a key role in managing the consortium’s work, building strong partnerships with researchers consortium members and other external stakeholders and ensuring maximum opportunities to achieve and capture research impact.

The candidate will have experience of the higher education and research sector, international partnerships and collaborations and an interest in transformative change. They will have experience of managing a team and delivering senior professional services support to a large programme. They should be a skilled communicator, able to engage with senior level stakeholders and communicate complex material in an accessible way.

They will be flexible and able to think strategically, prioritise work systematically and capable of initiating and conducting a variety of activities to enhance the TIPC’s impact.

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How to apply

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