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Head of Entrepreneurship

City, University of London - Research and Enterprise

Location: London
Salary: £56,586 to £63,668
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 12th December 2021
Job Ref: PRSV00163

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

Background

City, University of London is based uniquely at the heart of the Shoreditch / City of London entrepreneurial ecosystem. The university has a strong track record in supporting entrepreneurial students to pursue exciting new opportunities. This role leads both the City Ventures and Better Space teams to continue the success story created over a decade. You will work closely with academics in the 5 schools and with professional colleagues in the enterprise and research teams.

Responsibilities

The Head of Entrepreneurship will lead on the development of entrepreneurship, spark entrepreneurial thinking and grow enterprise among the student and staff communities at City. With the V-P for Enterprise, Employability and Engagement the successful candidate will play a leading role in shaping the institution’s new entrepreneurship and enterprise strategy.

You will be responsible for creating new educational programmes across our five schools. You will also be the operational lead for ‘Better Space’, our joint venture with the London Borough of Islington and line-manage the City Ventures team.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience and they will have:

  • A strong understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship in HE, including incubation support and the needs of startups and early-stage companies and academic spinouts.
  • Proven experience and expertise in entrepreneurship education and training.
  • Experience of dealing with senior academics or managers. Demonstrated experience in a leadership role.
  • Good networking skills with a strong ability to ability to build and nurture communities and opportunities, broker partnerships and lead negotiations.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications:12th December 2021 at 11:59pm

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class.

For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages.

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