|Salary:||£38,592 to £51,805 pro rata|
|Placed On:||1st February 2023|
|Closes:||22nd February 2023|
The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF) has been established in the Engineering Department as part of the Department's "Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure" research theme and the Centre is a cross-divisional group of academics from Cambridge in collaboration with academics from the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University and Westminster University. SRF performs fundamental and applied research into low carbon road freight, including vehicle engineering, logistical factors and policy measures.
Applications are invited for the post of SRF Business and Communications Manager to provide oversight and coordination of business development activities with industry and research funders, engage with all stakeholders and strategic communications and work closely with the Research Manager and ten academic investigators, from the three universities in the Centre.
The Business and Communications Manager is responsible for:
(i) developing business opportunities, in order to strengthen the Centre and ensure its continuing viability beyond the current funding period(s);
(ii) driving and managing engagement and collaboration with industry members in order to ensure the relevance of the research to industry and government and maximise impact for the Centre;
(iii) delivering strategic communications to diverse audiences (academic, policy and public) in order to maximise the influence of the Centre.
The successful applicant will hold a degree in a relevant technical subject or in a subject related to communications, business, or marketing and a project management qualification would be desirable. You will have proven analytical and problem-solving skills and initiative, with the ability to draw on financial and regulatory information to provide workable responses to issues. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to research, draft, critique and present reports on complex issues to a broad range of audiences and have excellent IT skills and expertise in website design and content management systems: Wordpress, HTML, Moodle. Previous experience in managing projects, strategy development and creating grant proposals and funding applications are essential.
Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.
Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.
We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.
If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (email@example.com, 01223 332615).
Please quote reference NM35245 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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