Enterprise Advisor (0.4 FTE)

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Salford, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 17 Feb 2020

Enterprise and entrepreneurship is a critical element of the University’s long-term strategy for creating a culture of opportunity for both undergraduates and graduates. In 2016 the University agreed a new vision and arising out of this a single strategic priority was agreed – the creation and development of Industry Collaboration Zones (ICZs). The ICZ programme acts as a focus for collaboration across the University with industry partners and one of the strands of deliverables is “Salford as an Entrepreneurial University.”

The University has a robust information and advice offer for our aspiring student and graduate entrepreneurs and we also have a business incubation facility on campus. The Careers & Enterprise team in Student Experience and Support, is a vital partner in delivering these activities and the team currently offer a portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate enterprise development modules. This offer to students is complemented by the extra-curricular provision, aimed at engaging additional students and targeting graduates, particularly those who are unemployed and “underemployed”. Initiatives include the Enterprise Masterclasses and Business Bootcamps, which, with a strong emphasis on employability provide year-round training to undergraduates and graduates through business specific workshops.

Student Experience and Support is part of the wider Directorate of Student and Academic Support (DSAS) which aims to provide agile and adaptive services to support the enhancement of student experience and performance throughout the student journey and staff experience across the academic cycle. DSAS unites The Library; Student Administration; Student Experience and Support; the Quality and Enhancement Office; and School Operations as one team.

Reporting to the Incubation Manager, you will be responsible for delivery of entrepreneurial programmes both inside and outside of curriculum. You will lead on development and promotion of entrepreneurial activities to ensure the team reaches students in each subject area. You will coach, mentor and support students and graduates to develop and launch their entrepreneurial and innovative ideas. You will stimulate an environment for innovation and entrepreneurship by promoting and developing a strong brand for our business incubation facility. You will promote an entrepreneurial culture within the University via proactive everyday interactions with University staff and students, by giving presentations and workshops on entrepreneurship and enterprise.

This position is a fixed term position and is available until March 2021 and will be offered as a secondment opportunity to internal candidates.

Please note, this vacancy closes at 23:59 on 17 February 2020.

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