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Director of Masood Entrepreneurship Centre

The University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School

Location: Manchester
Salary: Competitive salary
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th February 2024
Closes: 15th March 2024
Job Ref: HUM-024797

The University of Manchester has a distinguished history of academic achievement and an ambitious agenda for the future. We have a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to giving the world graphene. Ranked 28th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings, the University enjoys a global reputation for its innovative approach to learning and its internationally renowned research.

The Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC) is one of the UK’s leading university providers of applied enterprise and entrepreneurial teaching, learning and support. Based in Alliance Manchester Business School but with a University-wide remit, the Centre’s mission is to enable the brightest entrepreneurial minds to turn their discoveries and ideas into innovative new enterprises.

We are now seeking to appoint the Director of MEC who will provide leadership, strategic direction, and management of student focused entrepreneurship teaching and start-up activity across the University. The Director will be responsible for all MEC activities in the pursuit of our aim to be nationally and internationally recognised as a place of innovation and entrepreneurship.

You will bring commercial and business experience along with an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship and business start-ups. You will have experience of working collaboratively with a range of colleagues and partners from diverse backgrounds and will be able to demonstrate a results focused approach. You will be an outstanding communicator and networker, able to position MEC across enterprise ecosystems regionally, nationally and internationally.

This role offers the opportunity to play a critical role in the advancement of MEC, building its profile and reputation to help deliver our vision and ambitious agenda.

Please apply for the role on the Anderson Quigley website: https://andersonquigley.com/job/aq2471/

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley:

Imogen Wilde on +44 (0)7864 652 633

or imogen.wilde@andersonquigley.com

Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534

or elliott.rae@andersonquigley.com

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered. 

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