BSEEN Enterprise Consultant (Maternity Cover)

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th June 2020
Closes: 19th July 2020
Job Ref: R200178
Location: Aston University Main Campus

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 19 July 2020

Interview Date: Friday 31 July 2020

Aston University is a research-led University known for its world-class teaching and strong links to industry, based in the centre of Birmingham. It has a proven track record of promoting entrepreneurship and supporting startups through its range of extra and co-curricular activities.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to take a leading role in the award-winning BSEEN project. BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) is led by Aston University in collaboration with three other Birmingham based universities. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It is a student and graduate start-up project that offers support to selected new entrepreneurs in the form of intensive start-up training, funding, free co-working space and access to a business mentor. You will be responsible for:

  • Promoting an entrepreneurial culture within the University by developing presentations and arranging speakers on enterprise and entrepreneurship to provide pipeline to the BSEEN project.
  • Working with the Project Manager and colleagues from the partner universities to manage the effective marketing of the BSEEN project to students, recent graduate and prospective mentors.
  • Coaching and supporting students and graduates to develop and launch their own businesses and undertake progress assessments with them once they are working in the co-working space.
  • Establishing and maintaining both internal and external relationships with students, student societies, staff and graduates and other key stakeholders for the project.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, the successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in an educational or training environment with experience of enterprise and entrepreneurship education or working with new business start-ups. The role holder will have confidence in relationship building, keen attention to detail, be comfortable working in a fast-paced team and be able to demonstrate initiative in all situations. You will report to the BSEEN Project Manager and line manage the BSEEN Project Coordinator.

This is a fixed-term, maternity cover post and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the BSEEN Project Manager, Carolyn Keenan, on 0121 204 4452 or c.a.keenan@aston.ac.uk.

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