Director of Business and Enterprise

Northumbria University

Exciting opportunities to join a dynamic and innovative university with genuine global ambition

Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in UK’s best two cities for students; Northumbria is based in Newcastle upon Tyne with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district. We are global in our scope and reach, also with operations Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

Northumbria had the largest rise in research power ranking in REF2014 and now enjoys a top 50 position for research. It was awarded a Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. We have the highest level of student entry qualifications of any new university, in addition to strong student satisfaction and high performing collaborations and partnerships at home and overseas. Our inspirational academics, cutting edge courses, outstanding facilities and extensive partner networks mean that our students learn from the best and graduate with excellent outcomes.

Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings.

As part of its continuing strategy for growth Northumbria University, Newcastle has developed ambitions and exciting plans to re-focus, shaping and driving greater academic impact and income through the alignment of our teaching and research strengths, with the demands and expectations of particular industrial sectors.

To provide the leadership, drive and ambition in this endeavour we are seeking to appoint exceptional leaders to the posts of Director of Research and Innovation, Director of Business and Enterprise and Deputy Director of Business and Enterprise (Talent Management) to drive performance and achieve transformational change in the context of the University’s Vision, Corporate Strategy, plans, policies and procedures.

These roles will provide strategic, disciplinary and wider leadership and vision for Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange and for promoting cross-university working, and will contribute personally to building the University’s reputation and ranking.

Northumbria University values the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

If you share our passion, and have the drive, entrepreneurial flair and relevant skills and experience we look forward to hearing from you.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to Northumbria University on these appointments. For further information about these roles, including details about how to apply, please visit using the following references:

Director of Business and Enterprise – KAPJB

Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours).

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 21 August 2017.

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