Vacancy ID:
4463
Location:
Worksmart
Department:
Research and Enterprise
Vacancy terms:
Full time, Fixed term until 31/03/2023
Salary details:
Grade 7, £35,326 - £40,927 per annum
Hours per week:
37.5
31 Jan 2022
About the role

We are currently seeking a Commercial Officer to join our Research and Enterprise Division to support in the delivery of our Commercialising Research out of Social Sciences (CRoSS) scheme. This scheme aims to build the capacity and capability of social science researchers and knowledge exchange professionals to identify and support opportunities for commercialising outputs from social science research. Creating income and impact from our research is one of the key strategic aims for the University.

The post-holder will work with various teams, to develop and deliver the CRoSS scheme, thereby supporting the University's commercialisation and impact strategy, maximising profitable revenues and impact from exploitation of the University’s social science research, expertise (consultancy, professional development), intellectual property assets andpriority innovation projects. 
About you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the difference that social science research can make in the commercial, public and third sectors.

We would expect the ideal candidate to be qualified to degree level or equivalent, preferably in a social science discipline, with knowledge or experience of commercialisation in a social science context. We would also expect previous experience of project management, developing research impact and engagement, and carrying out detailed analysis and/or market research.

Alongside these experiences, you should have demonstrable skills in financial management, data analysis, problem solving, and communication (including presenting information).

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Tristram Hughes at teh13@le.ac.uk.

Applications for job share will be considered.

We are expecting interviews to take place during the week commencing 7th February 2022. 

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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