Vacancy for European Enterprise & Innovation Development Manager in Brussels, Belgium

Coventry University

Vice Chancellors Office – Brussels Office

Job Title: European Enterprise & Innovation Development Manager

Salary Range:  Competitive Salary

Mode: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Based in Brussels

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Brussels Office of Coventry University, and to proactively support the European and international priorities of the Coventry University Group.

Coventry University’s proven success is driven by its hard working ethos. The highest ranking modern university in England for 7 years running (Guardian 2013-2019), we achieved a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Our vision is to continue to enhance our position as a leading provider of innovative education and impactful research both nationally and across the world. 

Coventry University Group has been an active partner in a number of European networks for many years and has collaborated with many international partners. As part of our ambitious growth strategy for research and our plans for future developments around teaching and learning, we are committed to growing our European activities further.

The key components of this role are to support the Coventry University Group’s engagement in policy developments and to raise the profile of the University Group within the enterprise & innovation environment, to build relationships with EU businesses, policy makers, influencers and other relevant institutions, including proactively seeking out funding and consultancy opportunities.

Your demonstrable experience of working in a policy advisor role and political understanding of the European commission and associated policy environment will enable you to take a lead role in prioritising, understanding and advising on EU policy relating to higher education and enterprise & innovation. Your entrepreneurial, innovative and decisive approach will see you develop opportunities for the University group to work with businesses across Europe, bringing commercial partners in and offering consultancy services based on University Group expertise.

Experienced in drafting funding and investment proposals and formal consultation responses, you will undertake high-quality research into relevant policy areas and potential commercial opportunities. Supporting the reputation of Coventry University group in Brussels, you will represent the group at meetings, conferences and other relevant events. This post will require significant travel around Europe, as well as time spent in Coventry, developing internal relationships.

Interested in applying? Please email a CV together with a covering letter (up to 1500 words maximum) to, setting out your skills and experience (related to the job description/person specification) and motivation to join our team.

Closing date:  12th June 2019

Interview Date: 11th & 12th July 2019

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