Faculty Enterprise Manager

Location: London
Salary: £51,174 to £60,221 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th November 2023
Closes: 29th November 2023
Job Ref: 077965

Job description

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES) is a vibrant faculty based in the heart of London with a long tradition of world-leading research and teaching in physics, mathematics, chemistry, informatics and engineering.

This role is an exciting opportunity to drive-forward business-led collaborations, knowledge exchange and commercialisation opportunities, to increase the impact of NMES research and teaching.

The position is part of the Enterprise & Engagement (E&E) team, which is responsible for enabling collaborations between our academic community and external stakeholders both in the UK and internationally, raising the profile of the faculty’s internationally renowned scientists, and delivering outreach activities to build STEM awareness and excitement amongst young learners.

Contract type

This post will be offered on an a fixed term contract for 2 years.

This is a full-time post.

Key responsibilities

  • To lead and develop faculty enterprise (business collaboration and commercialisation) activity, proactively identifying new collaboration, funding and networking opportunities.
  • Support the Head of Enterprise & Engagement and the Vice Dean Enterprise & Engagement to develop and deliver the faculty’s E&E strategy to increase the impact of NMES research and teaching.
  • Use your understanding of knowledge exchange activities, funding mechanisms, and the research capabilities across the faculty, to enable collaborations between academics and industry. Support the scoping out of projects, develop clear processes, solve practical problems, connect the right people, and drive forward projects to deliver mutually beneficial, impactful, results.
  • Progress the commercialisation of academic know-how by working collaboratively with the IP & Licensing Team to develop and deliver appropriate commercialisation strategies for a range of opportunities.
  • Develop an understanding of the UK and London’s innovation landscape, key stakeholders and business environment in relevant policy and funding. Provide briefings for senior management and academic colleagues attending relevant meetings and events.
  • Nurture a relationship with London’s business networks to develop our regional enterprise engagement activities with local business looking to innovate.
  • Working with King’s Entrepreneurship Institute and the Department of Engineering’s Entrepreneur in Residence, develop a plan to raise awareness of, and increased engagement in, entrepreneurship for our undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Promote and embed an effective culture of enterprise by providing advice and training to academics across the faculty through 1:1 support, a monthly webinar programme, and in-depth cohort training programmes.
  • Design and deliver cross-faculty industry engagement events, and support departmental industry engagement events, to grow and develop academic networks and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Represent the E&E team at departmental E&E Committees to provide insight and advice on issues and opportunities related to knowledge exchange and commercialisation.
  • Build good working relationships with professional services colleagues across the faculty and College, including Research Services, IP & Licensing, Industry Partnerships and Contracts, to share know-how and ensure new collaborations are progressed in a timely manner.
  • Deputise for the Head of Enterprise & Engagement and Vice-Dean Enterprise & Engagement as required.

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