Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Officer, University of Buckingham

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DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: The University of Buckingham Students’ Union (seconded from Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit)
JOB TITLE: Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Officer
SALARY: £17,000 – £22,000 depending on experience
HOURS: Full time (35 hours per week), 12-months fixed term

The University of Buckingham is among the fifteen smallest in the UK and is rightly proud of its distinctive features, namely: it is the only private University in the UK with a Royal Charter; secondly, it pioneered the first accelerated (two-year) degree; and finally, it provides students with a personalised learning experience through its small-group academic tutorial system and exceptional pastoral care provision.

The University of Buckingham’s Students’ Union, in partnership with the BEIU (Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit) is seeking a proactive and self-motivated Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Officer to develop and run activities that encourage and develop enterprise and entrepreneurship among the students and staff at the University of Buckingham.

Role Purpose

This is a full-time role, initially employed on a 12-month fixed term contract and based at the University’s Buckingham campus (although some remote working might be required at first).
The successful applicant will work as part of the Students’ Union team and with the support of the BEIU team to develop and run activities that encourage and develop enterprise and entrepreneurship among the students and staff at the University of Buckingham. These activities include, but are not limited to, events, promotional activities – including managing promotional content for events and activities by developing promotional channels, speaker opportunities, competitions, and innovative methods that encourage enterprise in students and staff.

The Enterprise Officer will oversee all aspects of any non-academic enterprise activities and coordinate with the BEIU team and the Students’ Union to meet the best possible outcomes for these activities. In addition to working with BEIU and SU staff the Enterprise officer will also support non-academic student projects to help create an entrepreneurial ecosystem amongst Buckingham students and staff.

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will ideally have experience in event planning and executing those events professionally. You should have an appreciation of the UK’s entrepreneurial ecosystem & the context of entrepreneurship education. You should be able to produce digital content in a variety of mediums to suit a wide audience. Finally you will be an enthusiastic networker, activator and team player who is able to operate independently and proactively.

Informal enquiries about the role may be made to Callum Roberts, Sport and SU Manager – callum.roberts@buckingham.ac.uk – or Professor Nigel Adams, Director, Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit – nigel.adams@buckingham.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23rd May 2021.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website

 

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