We are looking for an exceptional Senior Manager to join our Sustainable Development team. The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone.
In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.
Leading an ambitious, global programme you will bring together research entrepreneurs from across the world to help them commercialise innovations that will benefit society and the planet. You will oversee a small team in delivering the Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) programme, which supports hundreds of entrepreneurs every year, as well as a thriving alumni of more than 1,000 from 17 countries in their entrepreneurial journeys.
You will work in close partnership with, and be the key stakeholder manager of, external consultants, UK government funders, and in-country innovation agencies to ensure successful delivery of this large programme and you will represent the Academy in the UK and oversees at a senior level.
Your impact on the future of engineering innovation will be considerable, and you will oversee a multimillion-pound annual budget – so we need an exceptional professional. With the people skills to build relationships with stakeholders from research, industry and government across the globe, you will bring significant experience of supporting innovation and engaging with emerging economies.
You should be adept at project management, financial management and have good working knowledge of the research and engineering communities in the UK and internationally, and it is your relationship management and commitment to delivery, supported by the ability to solve problems under pressure that will be crucial in this role.
In return, we offer an unrivalled package of benefits including a non-contributory pension scheme, BUPA cash plan, private medical insurance, subsidised restaurant, regular social activities, health and wellbeing programmes as well as significant investment into your personal and professional development. You will be based at our airy, stylish offices in a prestigious location, opposite St James's Park.
We have adapted our working practices in response to Covid-19, and all staff are currently working remotely. We support flexible working and would be happy to discuss working patterns with candidates.
To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.
Closing date: Midday on 24 June 2021.
Virtual interview dates: 1 and 2 July 2021.