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Director of Research & Impact Services

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Warwick is one of the world’s leading universities for teaching and research. With an absolute commitment to excellence and an ambition to challenge the status quo we’ve inspired positive change, sparked innovation and created opportunity across our local community, our region, the country and beyond.  We’re incredibly proud of our global reputation as a centre of excellence for learning and research. It is our mission to point the way ahead and open our doors even wider – to work hand in hand with industry, to connect with academics and partners around the world, to bring opportunity to our region and our country, and to engage students, staff and communities from all walks of life, all parts of society, all cultural backgrounds.

The Role

Working with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, this role will deliver a high-quality support service to assist the University in securing and managing research funding to underpin its ambitious plans to grow research income.

The role will build productive relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally, to ensure that the University’s capabilities can be matched most effectively with external funding opportunities whilst managing intellectual property, achieving success in technology and knowledge exchange, and demonstrating impact internally, nationally and globally.

By providing strategic direction and leadership, the role will enable a holistic research support service that is aligned with organisational requirements and provide a platform for the evolution of the University in terms of both exceptional research advancement and support for innovation.

About You

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) with a postgraduate qualification in a relevant area (highly desirable).

Your previous experience will include significant senior leadership experience within the higher education sector or the research sector including leadership of professionals and management of significant resources. You will also have experience of major change programmes, experience of managing a service delivery operation and demonstrable knowledge of REF and KEF, having been involved in submissions.

With a thorough understanding and knowledge of national and international research developments and their impact on Higher Education and the University’s business, you will have strong strategic skills and be a creative problem solver.

You’ll be joining us at an exciting and challenging time. Higher Education is under pressure to respond to the demands of a changing world. People are looking to us to tackle the big questions we’re all facing and to enable and inspire the next generation to take on the future.

Candidate Pack: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/enhanced/fp/CPX142.pdf

The University of Warwick has appointed SearchHigher as their recruitment partner for this campaign; please apply above by submitting a CV & Cover Letter in Word Document format, or you can also email your documents to enquiries@searchhigher.com ; or call Nick Brian on 07368380888 for a confidential conversation.

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