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Ref no:
RGU04481
Published:
12/11/2021
Closes:
5/12/2021
Location:
Various RGU partner locations, AB10 7AQ
Salary:
£31,406 - £34,304 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Summary

Robert Gordon University is proud to be an innovative, inclusive, impactful and professionally-focused university, with a track record of established success in learning and teaching, and a rating of Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group (EIG) was established in September 2018, to stimulate and foster entrepreneurship across the university and region and have a positive impact of the regional economic development. It aims to equip students, staff and alumni with the skills and confidence to start and grow businesses.  EIG has brought significant value to RGU and the region since inception with RGU being the only Scottish university nominated for the Times Higher Education ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ Award 2020.  EIG continues to work closely with both internal and external stakeholders deliver programmes that have a positive impact on the economic, social and cultural fabric of the region.

An important part of RGU’s strategy is to stimulate and foster entrepreneurial students and this role will play a key part in ensuring that all RGU’s students have the opportunity to realise their entrepreneurial potential and develop an innovative mindset, whether they create a new venture or go into employment. The Student Enterprise Co-ordinator will lead on the promotion and delivery of extra-curricular EIG activity to students, including workshops and competitions and organise marketing and promotion activities that provide pathways for the student community into core EIG programmes such as the accelerator and masterclasses. The Student Enterprise Co-ordinator will have responsibility for the roll out and continual development of the new “RGU Innovation Award” across the three levels and engage with academic schools and the Student Union.

EIG are looking for an individual educated to degree level with an interest in entrepreneurship and business venture, primarily with experience of working with young people in an education/learning environment. 

This role is fixed term until 31 July 2022.  EIG would give consideration to a secondment arrangement for this position

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered. 

For informal enquiries please contact Chris Moule on 07855 277742

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST:  Work with EIG to provide all students with the opportunity to develop the skills, capabilities, knowledge and mindset to become entrepreneurial – leading to new venture creation, improved employability prospects and an enriched student experience.

 

Inspire and foster a vibrant community of student entrepreneurs and work alongside academic schools to embed entrepreneurship into the curriculum.

Work with internal and external stakeholders to promote and support sector-led entrepreneurship activity amongst student communities.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

 

  • Support the delivery of course-based enterprise curriculum and project work to embed entrepreneurship in the curriculum
  • Support the delivery of extra-curricular EIG activity to students, including workshops and competitions
  • Coordinate the Marketing & Outreach activities across RGU for all enterprise development activity – including the annual accelerator, creative entrepreneurship, masterclasses and skills classes
  • Help review and manage the entry process for students to all EIG programmes – including promotion, selection, assessment and award process
  • Hold regular 1-2-1 surgeries for providing advice and guidance to student entrepreneurs and meet with the students documenting their progress/issues
  • Manage the collating and reporting of metrics that track the support offered to students and the progress of their enterprises
  • Build and foster connections and collaboration initiatives with local ecosystem players in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Signpost RGU students and start-ups towards mentors, professional services and national competitions – like Converge and Scottish Edge

Person Specification

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

 

  • Educated to first degree level, or equivalent/substantial relevant work experience

 

Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of office management and administrative principles and procedures
  • Ability to prioritise work, deliver against targets and meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and cope with changing priorities

Experience

  • Evidence of leading (or contributing to) marketing and promotion activities
  • Experience working with young people – face-to-face and virtually
  • Experience of working collaboratively across departments to achieve positive outcomes
  • Evidence of supporting project work

 

 

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

 

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Further education in Business related subjects, particularly entrepreneurship or innovation and business administration

Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of the enterprise environment in the Scotland
  • Team player, goal oriented with leadership skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong computer skills (MS office package, and web applications, etc.)

 

Experience

  • Relevant start-up / business experience preferably working with or in startups or a startup support environment
  • Experience in preparing various statistical reports and data analysis
  • Experience of working in a small agile team
  • Track record of involvement in enterprise / start-up activity preferably

Behaviours

Behaviour 1 - Communication – Experience of receiving, understanding and conveying information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2 - Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 3 - Team Development - Experience of providing advice or guidance to others delivering training or instruction to others on specific tasks or activities 

Behaviour 4 - Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

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