Director of Research and Enterprise – Leicester

Director of Research and Enterprise – Leicester

University of Leicester are seeking a new Director of Research and Enterprise.

About the role

We are an ambitious, discovery-led institution, with a global outlook and a vibrant international community of students and staff, world-renowned for its research. This is recognised in that Leicester is ranked as a top 25 UK University in all international league tables. Leicester is among the top 30 research-intensive universities in the country based on income and the 2018 Shanghai Ranking: World Top 500 Universities, we are also among the Top 25 UK universities for research power.

With the appointment of our new Vice-Chancellor Professor Nishan Canagarajah, this is an exciting time to join our historical University.

As a senior member of the University, you will advance the University’s profile in world-class research and enterprise in an increasingly competitive environment both nationally and internationally.

Working closely with the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise you will represent and promote the University to create the right institutional environment to enable the University to be at the forefront of global leading research and innovative enterprise. Working within a regulatory/procedural framework, you will manage and control substantial budgets/resources and funding.

As an inspiring leader with significant experience in research and enterprise, you will motivate key stakeholders internal and external to the University to implement a strategy that has a positive effect on the university. In addition, you will need to demonstrate strong influencing; negotiating skills and commercial creativity to maintain and improve the University’s top 20 enterprise income position.

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