Head of Public Engagement

University of Bristol - Public Engagement

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a leadership position within Bristol University’s Public Engagement Team. The Team supports and promotes public engagement with research and teaching across the University. This involves providing guidance on developing engagement activities and funding applications, delivering teaching and training, enabling the internal and external sharing of good practice, running a programme of innovative activities and ensuring that engagement is embedded in our structures and processes.

The Head of Public Engagement plays a key role in developing and delivering a high quality strategic agenda for public engagement, as part of the Engaged University strategy and provides expert advice to the most senior staff across the University, as well as academic and other departments. The post holder serves as the Head of the University’s Public Engagement team within the Division of Research and Enterprise Development (RED).

We are looking for an individual with substantial experience at a senior level in relevant areas of work, such as creating imaginative public engagement opportunities, developing and managing multiple projects, and leading and motivating people. You should have a relevant degree level qualification or equivalent experience and knowledge and understanding of public engagement principles, theory, practice and developments. Strong communication and interpersonal skills including motivational negotiating, influencing and relationship building are essential.

For an informal conversation contact the current Head of Public Engagement, Kate Miller (Kate.Miller@bristol.ac.uk), or Acting Director of Research and Enterprise Development, Simon Gray (Simon.Gray@bristol.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 3rd June 2018

It is expected that interviews will take place on Friday 22nd June.

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