The University of Birmingham have 2 positions available - both are 3 year FTC
Your new company
As the Strategic Projects Development Partner you will have the chance to work for the University of Birmingham at an exciting point in our history. The University of Birmingham is one of the most ambitious institutions in the UK and we are determined to be placed in the global top 50, with investment and strategic plans in place to enable us to achieve our objectives. We are looking for talented and passionate individuals to join our Strategic Projects Development Team within Research Support Services to develop major research proposals across the academic community.
Your new role
Working in partnership with a number of external funding agencies in the UK and Overseas, the Strategic Projects Development Partner will report into the Head of Strategic Projects & Partnerships. Your role will be to develop major strategic research projects and activities and provide expert, strategic support to the University’s Executive Board and Senior Management Team in the Colleges and leadership to academic and Professional Services teams in developing proposals and business cases for securing major investments for research and innovation. The key responsibility of the role of Strategic Projects Development Partner will be to support and translate strategic opportunities into fully-developed proposals for funding. Key capabilities include; strategic thinking, partnership working, new business development, risk management & communication.
What you'll need to succeed
Applicants for the Strategic Projects Development Partner role will be currently working in a research development role that requires strategic thinking for another University or be in the commercial sector. You will be educated to 2.1-degree level, ideally with a second degree relevant to the College or a PhD. You will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to think, inform and contribute strategically and translate complex information. You must have proven experience of managing multiple complex projects within conflicting timescales and strong relationship management at a senior level. General skills required for the Strategic Projects Development Partner role include the ability to persuade and influence, project management, collaborative working, confidence and diplomacy and the ability to represent the University at a senior level.
What you'll get in return
As Strategic Projects Development Partner you will receive a competitive package and the chance to work for one of the most prestigious Universities in the UK. The beautiful 276-acre campus – just seven minutes by train from Birmingham city centre - includes 21 listed buildings and 6,500 trees. Over 30,000 students create a lively, vibrant working environment, with museums, an art gallery and botanical gardens, cafes, shops, concert halls, and sporting facilities. The benefits available to University staff include excellent transport links and our own University station, additional holidays at Christmas and Easter, access to the USS pension scheme, and the brand new Sports Centre, gym and 50m pool.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.