ESA Business Applications Regional Ambassador Platform Manager

University of Leicester

Graduate Position 18 months Leicester, UK

Uploaded 1 Aug 2018

Job Description

About the role

The European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications (BA) UK Ambassador Platform Network (UK APN) has appointed the University of Leicester as one of a national network of five Regional Ambassador Platforms (RAPs) to act as broker between ESA and individuals, companies, agencies and organisations in the UK who can be supported by ESA Business Applications.

The University of Leicester is seeking to recruit a dynamic, delivery focused individual to manage this new and exciting programme. You will be responsible for business engagement and impact development; ESA BA collaboration with industry and government partners; relationships with key partners including corporate partners; and other forms of ESA activity generation from businesses and other external partners.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality,inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement.

Person Specification

About you

Reporting to the management team, the successful candidate will deliver the operational management and performance of the programme. The role holder will be responsible for delivering an impactful high quality offer to SMEs, high value business partnerships to ESA and building the successful engagement of stakeholders and end users to the programme.

You will be highly self-motivated and used to working in a target oriented environment.  An excellent communicator and network builder, you will develop a high profile within the regional space industry,representing the programme, the East Midlands and North East Centres of Excellence (EMCoE and NECoE) and the partner organisations. With high levels of commercial awareness in the space sector, you will steer the programme to maximise regional impact.

Additional information

This is a full-time fixed-term post for 18 months from the date of appointment.

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome, and should be made to Stephen Wright at [email protected]

We anticipate that interviews will take place during week commencing 03 September 2018.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity.We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

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