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Innovation and Enterprise Fellow

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Tenure:  Full time
Release Date:  Monday 15 February 2021
Closing Date:   Monday 15 March 2021
Interview Date:   Thursday 25 March 2021
Reference:  DTA20-17

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

About the role 

We are looking to recruit 2 Full Time Innovation and Enterprise Fellows to work within our School of Digital Technologies and Arts. These roles are partly funded by the European Regional Development fund, delivering activities within the Staffordshire Connected and Intelligent Mobility Innovation Accelerator (SCIMIA) project. SCIMIA aims to improve productivity and profitability of Staffordshire businesses through innovations in product design, prototyping and development of new physical products, product components and services. 

The roles will involve working with SMEs and academic colleagues to evaluate R&D challenges and deliver innovation projects for intelligent mobility sectors, industries and markets  

Each Innovation and Enterprise Fellow is expected to focus on the development of use cases and solutions led by different specialisms such as artificial intelligence/data analytics or engineering, and work across a number of industries and technologies including internet of things, logistics, supply chain, health, advanced manufacturing and materials, communications, 5G, sensors and control systems, driverless technologies, electric vehicles, and smart and secure infrastructure.

There are two 1.0 FTE roles to be recruited. One Innovation and Enterprise Fellow will have a more engineering focus on Intelligent Mobility and one Innovation and Enterprise Fellow will have a more data analytics/artificial intelligence focus in Intelligent Mobility.

Interviews will be taking place on the 25th and 26th of March 2021 online via MS Teams. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further information soon after the closing date of the 15th of March 2021. Therefore, you are advised to reserve both dates for interviews.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
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Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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