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Director of Business Development and Enterprise

School of Health and Social Care

Location:  Stafford campus
Salary:   £72,689 to £77,104 per annum
Tenure:   Full time permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 10 February 2021
Closing Date:   Sunday 28 February 2021
Interview Date:   Thursday 11 March 2021
Reference:  HSC20-22

Please note: this job is only available to current employees of the University

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 

The School of Health and Social Care are looking for an innovative, commercially orientated entrepreneur to join them at this exciting time of significant change. As Director of Business Development and Enterprise you will be an integral part of the School of Health and Social Care leadership team with specific delegated responsibility for the leadership of the Centre for health Innovation.

In October 2021 the School will open a new multi-million-pound Centre for Health Innovation and will be setting out on a 10-year plan to place Staffordshire University at the forefront of Health Technologies and Innovations in the region.

The School is already a significant contributor to the overall social, health and economic wellbeing of the community however the Centre for Health Innovation will mark a step change in the contribution the School will make to the region and the local economy. The focus of the Centre will be to build a digitally enabled healthcare workforce using state of the art technologies such as immersive, AI and simulated learning. To this end the Director of Business and Enterprise will be charged with growing our undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD portfolio. The Centre for Health Innovation will enable the University to nurture and support health technology businesses to thrive and develop and will provide the facilities and infrastructure that new and small enterprises cannot provide initially for themselves. Companies will be encouraged to work with and alongside the Centre for Health Innovation and the School of Health and Social Care and the Director Business and Enterprise will lead this work on engagement with health technology businesses.

The role of Director Business and Enterprise is wide reaching requiring the post holder to have exceptional skills in communication, negotiation, data management and a clear understanding of higher education enabling the post holder to support the School in all aspects of its operations.

The School of Health and Social Care supports an inclusive work environment where all can be themselves and succeed.

Should you wish to discuss this vacancy informally prior to the recruitment process, please contact Ann Ewens, Dean School of Health and Social Care ann.ewens@staffs.ac.uk  

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

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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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