UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON-3
Strategic Alliance Director
Salary: The appointment will be on UCL Grade 9. The salary range will be £57,342 – £62,346 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Electronic & Electrical Engineering
The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) at UCL was established by Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming, inventor of the thermionic valve and hence the founder of the discipline of electronics, in 1885 as the first department of electrical technology in England. That same pioneering tradition of innovation and excellence continues to underpin our work. We push in new directions across research, education and entrepreneurship, building on our long-established links with industry and benefitting from our loyal and supportive alumni community. We are committed to developing individuals and careers, across staff and students, developing and supporting our subject discipline.
We are seeking to appoint a Strategic Alliance Director (SAD) will work in support of the Department of EEE.
At a strategic level, the SAD will be charged with the execution of the mid to long term development plan in order to achieve and sustain business growth. Appropriate measures of success will be determined based on the enterprise strategic plan, revised periodically with the departmental Leadership Team.
The post holder will be responsible for organising regular planning and review meetings with both industrial contacts and with appropriate members of staff, as well as promoting excellence in industrial relations, which includes both research projects in collaboration with industry and embedding industrial expertise in teaching activities.
They will also work with staff members in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, stakeholders across the Faculty of Engineering, and elsewhere in UCL, and partner institutions, to identify and document the outcomes and impact of research activities associated with industrial collaboration as well as supporting the development of entrepreneurial activities based on research conducted in the department. The SAD will also be expected to contribute to creating a high profile of the department in national, EU and international arenas via demonstration of the departmental positive impact across sectors.
Applicants should have a level of knowledge generally acquired by a postgraduate academic degree in a discipline relating to electronic and electrical engineering, computer science or physics. We are looking for candidates who have strategic leadership and experience of working in industry and/or interdisciplinary academic units, experience of student industrial project and contractual arrangements and proven success in business planning and in the development and effective implementation of corporate aims and objectives. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise with staff at a range of levels internal and external to the organisation are essential as is the ability to organise and prioritise a varied and demanding workload using methodological approaches and paying close attention to detail.
For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to our website and search on Reference Number .
Informal enquiries regarding this post can be addressed to Paul McKenna
For questions regarding the application process please contact Vicky Coombes
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Closing Date: 13/5/2021
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: TBC
We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.
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