Industry Engagement Officer, Creative Industries

University of Kent - Kent Innovation and Enterprise

Do you have project management experience with the knowledge and understanding of the creative industries sector and the challenges they face? Are you a natural creative problem solver with excellent interpersonal skills?

We are appointing to an exciting new role in Kent Innovation and Enterprise to proactively engage with the creative industries sector to ensure the University maximises opportunities that emerge from the Government's Industrial Strategy and other national and regional funding opportunities.

As Industry Engagement Officer you will:

  • Develop solid relationships and partnerships in all aspects of creative industries relating to the Industrial Strategy.
  • Provide a comprehensive project management support role for the Industrial Engagement Strategy.
  • Assist in the development of a creative industries web presence, updating information, news and funding opportunities.
  • Support monitoring requirements by gathering relevant statistics, updating tracking data and providing reports when required.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • Proven experience of working within the creative industries sector.
  • Experience of engaging with business and industry.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of conducting research and analysis of business and organisations to identify needs and to develop project proposals.
  • Excellent organisational skills with accuracy and attention to detail.

If you've got the skills we're looking for, this is a great opportunity to develop your career in a unique environment that provides excellent training, great benefits and career opportunities. This role is offered on a full time, ongoing basis.

Kent Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) is a busy department with a dynamic team of 28 staff. Our Vision is to be recognised as a leading University for our innovative and creative approach to knowledge exchange: one that combines the dissemination and exploitation of research, knowledge, innovation and expertise for economic, social and cultural benefits for society. Innovation and enterprise departments are common on the campuses of major universities that want to capitalise on the opportunities to work with industry, private, public and third sectors organisations.

The office comprises four teams; Business Development, Commercialisation, Student Support and Project Operations and is supported by a dedicated administration team.

It’s an exciting time to be working at the University of Kent – we are a leading UK university producing world-class research and excellent teaching. Our reputation as a good place to work is reflected in our top ranking in the THE Best University Workplace Survey for two years running. We are a major employer with around 3,000 staff from over 120 countries, including more than 900 academic and research staff, and a full range of commercial services and administration staff.

Further Information

Closing date for applications: 17 December 2017
Interviews are to be held: week commencing 8 January 2018

Please click on the apply button below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: REG1200

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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