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Business Engagement Officer

Edinburgh & Lothians

Job title – Business Engagement Officer

Grade 6 - ~£28,750

Business unit – Interface - The knowledge connection for business, Edinburgh Innovations Ltd

Fixed Contract to 31st July 2023 - 35hours per week

1 Position available

 

The Opportunity:

This role has a focus on supporting the existing Interface Business Engagement Team as they engage with start ups, companies, organisations and the social innovation community across the Central Belt of Scotland.  The Business Engagement Officer will engage with Scottish Universities and colleges and through impartial facilitation will help identify and facilitate collaborative R&D partnerships for economic and societal benefit.  This role is temporarily based remotely due to COVID-19.

 

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Aptitude for customer service, including a commitment to continuous improvement in service delivery.
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills including discretion and the ability to establish and maintain trust.
  • Excellent personal time management, meticulous attention to detail and the ability to prioritise whilst occasionally working under pressure.
  • Confidence to work with multiple and changing priorities in a flexible way while showing commitment to the Interface Mission, Vision and values (Ambitious, Inclusive, Exceptional, Genuine, Ethical).

Click here for a copy of the full job description.

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging, friendly and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement (40 days per calendar year) and a defined contribution pension scheme (14.5% employer contribution)

 

Interviews will be held week commencing 31st January 2022.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

 

About Us

At Edinburgh Innovations, we help commercial organisations to build innovative ideas using the right technologies, expertise and facilities at the University. For students and staff, we lead the University’s activities in industry engagement and business development, enterprise support and the identification, management and commercialisation of University intellectual property. We seek opportunities, we build partnerships for mutual benefit, we make the journey easy, and we add value at every stage.

 

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To apply, visit the University of Edinburgh website. Click here. 

Closing Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 23:00 (GMT)

Director

Edinburgh & Lothians

Director Interface -The knowledge connection for business

Hosted by Edinburgh Innovations Limited

Open Ended

35 hours per week

 

Interface provides companies with a central point of access to the expertise available in Scotland’s Universities, Research Institutes and Colleges. The core mission is “to enable business-academic collaborations for economic and societal benefit”. We are looking for an exceptional and ambitious individual to lead and develop Interface hosted by Edinburgh Innovation Ltd and reporting to the Chair of the Interface Strategic Board.

 

The Opportunity:

The Director provides proactive leadership for the ongoing strategic development and delivery of Interface.   Working closely with and reporting to the Chair of the Interface Strategic Board, the Director acts as an organisational ambassador leading the development and implementation of strategic and operational approaches which increases collaboration between Scottish academic partners and end users including private, public and third sectors, thus enhancing Interface’s economic and societal impact. 

The post holder proactively engages with Interface Strategic Board members and public sector funders in the planning, performance and governance of Interface alongside leading exemplar business engagement and service delivery by a high performing team.

You will have extensive strategic level experience operating at Board level, of building relationships, collaborative partnerships and facilitating collaborative working across a range of stakeholders.  You will have a passion for knowledge exchange, innovation, continuous improvement and a track record in implementing best practices in governance.

 

Your skills and attributes for success:

Professionally qualified/relevant degree or equivalent, plus extensive experience operating at a strategic management level.

Distinctive track record of high achievement at Director level or equivalent in a similarly complex system, ideally with some exposure to the complexities of operating within a University / College setting.

Proven experience in leading the development and delivery of innovative, strategic and commercial concepts and plans, ideally at both a system and organisational level for private or third sectors

 

As a valued member of Interface hosted by Edinburgh Innovations you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement (40 days per year including public holidays), defined contribution pension scheme (Employer Contribution 14% and Employee Contribution 4.5% of salary), staff discounts, flexible working and much more.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Ailsa Sutherland, Director at FWB Park Brown at fwb@fwbparkbrown.com.  For an initial confidential conversation please contact our Edinburgh office on 0131 539 7087.  

Click here to download a full candidate brochure. 

 

About Us

At Edinburgh Innovations, we help commercial organisations to build innovative ideas using the right technologies, expertise and facilities at the University. For students and staff, we lead the University’s activities in industry engagement and business development, enterprise support and the identification, management and commercialisation of University intellectual property. We seek opportunities, we build partnerships for mutual benefit, we make the journey easy, and we add value at every stage.

Closing Date: Monday, January 31, 2022 - 17:00 (GMT)