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  • 16 Aug 2017 8:59 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Head of Academic Summer School



    Vacancy Number 001333
    Location London
    Campus Russell Square
    Post Class Support
    Department / Centre Research and Enterprise Directorate
    Contract Type Fixed Term
    Closing date for applications 28 August 2017
     

    £51,554 - £59,225 pro rata per annum inclusive of London Allowance

    Part time position (17.5 hours per week – 0.5 FTE)

     

    This post is fixed term for 1 year in the first instance

     

    The role and its responsibilities

    The Head of Academic Summer School will take responsibility for the strategic direction of the Academic Summer School and lead the development and implementation of the SOAS vision, policies and procedures within the Summer School context. They will lead on developing and maintaining a range of high quality Summer School programmes and drive the marketing and recruitment activities to increase student recruitment. They will be responsible for securing partnership agreements with other universities, in the UK and overseas, and fostering relationships with appropriate external agencies and international networks. Working with academic departments, the Head of Academic Summer School will expand and diversify the portfolio by developing new and innovative programmes.

    Skills and experience

    We are looking for a motivated professional who has extensive experience of working in an academic or commercial training environment at a senior level, with the skills and credibility to lead on the future direction of the SOAS Summer School. You will need a good understanding of the international higher education market and be able to develop strategies, policies and procedures to address the particular challenges of operating in this area for a small and specialist institution.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Louise Roberts, louiseroberts@soas.ac.uk or 020 7898 4837

    Competitive benefits package


    As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:


    • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and School closure days
    • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
    • Various loan schemes including season ticket loan, IT equipment loan
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial childcare support

     

    About the SOAS Academic Summer School

    The SOAS Academic Summer School is run by a small team within the Research and Enterprise Office and completed its fifth year in 2017, growing year on year and attracting students from all over the world.

    If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities. 

    Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

    Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 18 September 2017

    Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

    If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.

    We are working to achieve a diverse and representative workforce at all levels within SOAS University of London. Women and Black and Minority Ethnic groups are actively encouraged to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.


    For further information please see:


    https://jobs.soas.ac.uk/fe/tpl_soasnet01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=69099,0202541272&key=27069460&c=525454563435&pagestamp=sehdwbasbcogcnbvpg

  • 07 Aug 2017 8:54 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    Business Development Manager

    Salary Range - £42,277 - £49,878 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
    Full time (35 hours per week)
     
    This post is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance


    The role and its responsibilities

    The Business Development Manager will be a key member of the enterprise team which is part of the  Research and Enterprise Office at SOAS and will work closely with academic staff across the School and other professional services colleagues to manage a range of knowledge exchange activities including consultancy, IP and professional training programmes. He/she will work to raise awareness and increase understanding of knowledge exchange at SOAS, supporting the development of policies, processes and good practice to achieve the objectives of the institutional knowledge exchange strategy. The role involves identifying new opportunities and turning these into income-generating projects as well as overseeing delivery to ensure projects are delivered to a high standard.

    Skills and experience

    We are looking for an experienced business development professional who is skilled at handling the interface between academia and external stakeholders from business, government and third sector organisations. He/she will have an entrepreneurial approach and the drive and motivation to identify new business opportunities and turn these into meaningful, sustainable relationships with the potential for income generation across a range of knowledge exchange activities. Candidates should have demonstrable experience of creating budgets, proposal and bid development, project management and a track record of winning new business including large-scale externally-funded projects. We are looking for someone who can quickly integrate themselves into the enterprise team and make a significant contribution to our activities.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Louise Roberts on 020 7898 4837 or email louiseroberts@soas.ac.uk

    Competitive benefits package

    As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:
    • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
    • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
    • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare
     
    About the REO

    Research and enterprise activities are central to the SOAS mission. The Research and Enterprise Office (REO) works across the School to secure external funding and income, to support research excellence, develop new partnerships and facilitate knowledge exchange.

    If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities. 

    Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the 28th of August 2017.
     
    Interviews will provisionally be held on 14th September 2017
     
    Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
     
    If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.
     
    We are working to achieve a diverse and representative workforce at all levels within SOAS University of London. Black and Minority Ethnic groups are actively encouraged to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.

    For further information click here.


  • 16 May 2017 1:09 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Project Developer on Health Technology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU Norway

    The Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science and the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging are expanding their thematic research group on Health Technology for Active Ageing and Self-Management of Health with a full time position as Project Developer for three years, with possibility of renewal.

    For information on how to apply, as well as detailed information about the position, see the following page: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/138414/project-developer-on-health-technology.

    Deadline for Applications: June 6, 2017.


  • 17 Feb 2017 1:16 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Grant Advisor

    Luris is looking for a

    Grant Advisor (0.8-1.0 fte) Vacancy number 17-040

    Key responsibilities

    As Grant Advisor you will contribute to the development and maintenance of expert knowledge on research grants and innovation programmes. You will provide information to researchers, Leiden University support staff and administrators on relevant funding opportunities and policy developments. You will support researchers in their bid for funding and share best practices on proposal development. You will also contribute to the website, training courses, network events and other materials that support this. You must highly value the role that academic research has for society. You have great affinity with Social Sciences and Humanities research, and easily engage with scholars because of your background. You are a natural networker with great personal skills, with contacts in academia and relevant non-academic (e.g. cultural, industry, government, civil) circles. In addition, first-hand experience with inter sectoral collaborations is required; experience with suitable funding opportunities, such as HERA, H2020 Societal Challenges, (Dutch) Topsector funding, or other related funds are a plus. In your role as Grant Advisor, you will be required to support and further the organisation of large-scale, international research consortia. In addition, you will gather information on the formation of strategic alliances and collaborations in relation to the development of new funding instruments, and relay this to Leiden-based academics and local (faculty and departmental) support-officers. You will furthermore be required to deliver workshops on grant writing, consortium formation and knowledge utilization. You will work closely with the other Luris grant, legal, partnering and entrepreneurship advisors.

    Selection criteria

     university degree; research experience is an advantage; 

     background in the Social Sciences and/or Humanities;

      knowledge of research funding; 

     1-3 years’ experience in a research and innovation supporting role or consultancy work environment, particularly with the initiation and writing of proposals for collaborative projects; 

     excellent oral and writing skills in both Dutch and English. English native speakers should have the ability to acquire good Dutch oral and writing skills within a year; 

     excellent communication and consultancy skills; 

     service oriented; 

     good computing skills; 

     Important competencies: You are enthusiastic, inventive and results-oriented. You function well in multi-disciplinary teams, take initiative, and possess networking skills and an ability to motivate others. You also have the ability to effectively manage a broad range of projects with competing deadlines.

    Our organisation

    Luris supports scientists from Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in their ambition to have their knowledge impact on society at large. Luris helps to set up vigorous, dynamic new collaborations with business, societal partners, funding agencies and the government as well as seeking to optimise existing relationships with these external parties, thus enriching the research landscape in Leiden University and LUMC.

    Terms and conditions

    A fascinating job at the knowledge transfer office of an internationally renowned university. Appointment will be according to the terms of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (cao Nederlandse Universiteiten). The initial appointment will be for a period of one year with the opportunity for a renewal of at least one year. The salary will be determined by qualifications and experience, between the gross minimum of € 3,427,- and gross maximum of € 5,330.- per month, based on full-time employment (pay scale 11 or 12, cao NU).

    Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and endof-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. You can find the information on: http://workingat.leiden.edu/.

    Diversity

    Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

    Information

    Enquiries can be made to the Director of Grant Development, dr. Anke Klerkx, email j.h.e.m.klerkx@luris.nl, telephone +31 71 527 2618.

    Applications

    Please send your motivation letter with the vacancy number and your cv no later than 2 March 2017 via email to mrs. Natasja Kaisiepo, at e-mail N.Kaisiepo@luris.nl. You will be notified on 3 March, whether you are invited for an interview on 13 March. The second interview will take place on 17 March.

     


  • 30 Jan 2017 9:30 AM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)


    Impact Officer (Vacancy No:  001198)
    Research and Enterprise Office
    SOAS University of London
    £34,957 - £41,136 pa inclusive of London Allowance
     
    Closing Date:  5 February 2017

    SOAS is recruiting an Impact Officer to join our Research Information and Strategy team.  You will lead on the development and delivery of SOAS impact strategy, impact case studies and will support researchers across the School in improving the outcomes and recording and demonstrating the impact of their research.

    Further details and how to apply can be found here.

    SOAS is the only HEI in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East; uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, producing high quality outputs with great potential impact.

    www.soas.ac.uk/jobs  - Vacancy No. 001198

  • 26 Jan 2017 2:07 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    Head of the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office

    A vacancy has arisen in the Irish Universities Association for the Head of the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office, Ireland’s National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

    For further information: Head of IMSCO - Jan 2017.pdf

  • 21 Dec 2016 4:41 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    SOAS, University of London

    Research Funding Officer (Vacancy No:  001178)

    Research and Enterprise Office

    £34,957 - £41,136 pa inclusive of London Allowance


    Closing Date:  12 January 2016

    SOAS Research Office is seeking a Research Funding Officer to join our enthusiastic pre-award team. As Research Funding Officer, you will provide professional support and advice in the planning, costing and development of externally-funded research projects.  You will be a self-motivated, excellent communicator with research funding experience who can prioritise a demanding workload and deliver to deadlines.


    Further details and how to apply can be found here

    SOAS is the only HEI in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East; uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, producing high quality outputs with great potential impact.


    www.soas.ac.uk/jobs  - Vacancy No. 001178

     

  • 28 Jul 2016 4:00 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)
    Post Title: EARMA, Managing Director
    Post Duration: 3 years
    Reports to: EARMA Board
    Location: Belgium

    Position Summary

    The European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) is the professional association for research administrators and managers in Europe. Research managers and administrators are key players in research, and the profession is a fundamental component of the complete research process. EARMA is active in developing the research support profession through the provision of internationally recognised professional qualifications. Through the strength of its members, EARMA is a trusted partner in European research policy development.

    EARMA has circa 1,000 members split between institutional (80%) and ordinary (20%) membership categories across almost 40 Countries worldwide. The Chairman and five other Board members are elected by the membership. They each serve for two years (renewable once) and half of the Board places are available for election each year at the annual general assembly. The Association procures Secretarial Services and Professional Accounting and Conference Organising Services as required. About 5% of the active membership base, volunteer to serve on the Board, EARMA’s Working Groups or as Ambassadors.

    The role of EARMA’s Managing Director is to implement EARMA’s strategy over the next three years and to further enhance the reputation of EARMA as a quality provider of services to research managers and administrators.

    In addition to being responsible for strategy implementation the Managing Director will manage all day to day operational tasks including membership renewal, growth & development, delivery of membership services, implementation of the professional development programme, coordination of conferences, workshops & events and all internal & external communications.


    For further information please click here.

  • 28 Jul 2016 2:39 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Creative Exchange Manager

    Salary range: £36,560 - £41,480 per annum, inclusive of Inner London Weighting), subject to skills and experience
    Permanent Contract
    Full-time: 35 hours per week

    The Guildhall School of Music & Drama has an exciting opportunity for a Creative Exchange Manager to implement strategy, lead on the delivery of activities and identify new opportunities for innovation across the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

    The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is developing a new cross-departmental hub (interim title ‘creative exchange’) to undertake and promote innovative projects, which enhance artistic exchange between researchers, practitioners, students in Higher Education with arts organisations and the corporate sector. Current projects include the international Innovative Conservatoire Network (ICON), the Guildhall School Creative Entrepreneurs incubator, Mindfulness, Coaching & Mentoring, with further projects to be identified in the future.

    In order to facilitate current activity and to develop the opportunities available, the School is seeking an experienced manager. Working within the Research and Enterprise environment, the successful candidate will make an important contribution to the success of a world-class teaching and research establishment through the delivery of the aims and objectives of the new hub.

    Using your proven experience, preferably gained within the field of arts and humanities within a Higher Education establishment, and your demonstrable understanding of Higher Education innovation and international strategies, you will work with the Vice Principal and Director of Academic Affairs to manage and deliver new and current projects, ensuring their integration across departments.

    The successful candidate will be highly motivated and will have a demonstrable knowledge of the performing arts and the international environment.  It is essential you have proven experience of project management and delivery, managing budgets, and that you can write complex management reports, copy and proposals with confidence.  It is also important that you also have strong IT skills and some experience of staff management would be desirable.

    For more information regarding this role, including the Job Description, please view the Job Information Pack.

    To apply online please visit https://jobs.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

    Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 10th August 2016
    Interviews to be held: Wednesday 17th August 2016

    Alternatively, please contact the Corporate HR on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference GS301.  A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

    The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

  • 27 Jul 2016 12:04 PM | Emma Lythgoe (Administrator)

    Senior enterprise project manager - Interim

    SOAS is investing into its enterprise activities. An exciting opportunity has come up to work with the Research and Enterprise Office at SOAS, University of London to support the enterprise unit develop and grow its income-generating activities.

     We are seeking a dynamic individual or organisation to support the existing enterprise team of 4 people for a period of up to 6 months, working on the ground with the team to build up contacts and increase the financial contribution from enterprise activities. This includes supporting operational activities, particularly large bids and business planning but also exploring and facilitating new opportunities both with regard to tailored business propositions and executive training. We are also anticipating the project manager will support the development of the enterprise portfolio as the team is growing.

    Expressions of interest are invited from professionals with extensive experience of identifying and developing opportunities in the area of knowledge exchange who are accustomed to working in the interface between business / government and academia and with a strong track record of securing new business. Individuals interested in this opportunity should respond with a CV and an explanation (maximum 2 pages A4) of what they can offer to SOAS Enterprise and why they would be a suitable candidate for this role. Responses from organisations should sketch out how they would approach the delivery, the cost of their services and include company profile information, details of relevant previous clients/projects including naming the individual(s) participating in the work.

    This could be an opportunity for someone already working in an HEI to be seconded to SOAS for the 6-month period.

     Deadline for expressions of interest: Tuesday 16th August, noon by email to silke.blohm@soas.ac.uk

     Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview during the week commencing Monday 29th August, with a view to work starting in September / October.

     See https://www.soas.ac.uk/enterprise/ for further information about current enterprise  activities at SOAS.

     If you have any questions please contact Silke Blohm on 020 7898 4005 or email silke.blohm@soas.ac.uk.


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