About the job and the department

Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Head of Science Park Commercial Activities will lead effective day to day commercial property management and business support as part of the Senior Management Team of the University of Warwick Science Park (and associated properties). The Head of Science Park Commercial Activities will assist the COO to deliver a commercial property agency service to University of Warwick, and oversee business support.

Since 1982, the University of Warwick Science Park has provided an attractive, well-equipped platform for knowledge and technology based businesses to grow, providing office and workshop space across four sites in Coventry, Warwickshire and other parts of the West Midlands. Its properties include a wide variety of unit sizes that are suitable for all stages of business. The Science Park is a supportive environment with access to research and resources from the University of Warwick and an experienced in-house business support team, including help raising money, launching products and services, improving marketing communications, mentoring for growth and start up support.

What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?

Holding a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, as well as a management qualification, the successful candidate will bring extensive relevant previous’ experience of working in property management and good working knowledge of commercial contracts, leases, and licences. They will be a results-oriented individual, with the ability to demonstrate commercial awareness and the aptitude to drive a creative innovative approach, pre-empting and solve operational challenges.

Experience of business development or similar commercially focussed roles is required, balanced with the skills set to support tenants and lead colleagues in the Science Park.

Previous experience of working in Higher Education, business incubation, or Science Park environment is desirable, combined with a good awareness of construction and building maintenance.

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What will you get in return?

  • 30 days of paid annual leave, four shut down days at Christmas, and eight bank holidays
  • A competitive pension scheme
  • Staff training
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Preferred rates for a dental plan
  • Discounts at Warwick Arts Centre and Warwick Sport Membership
  • Enrolment onto the Employee Assistance Programme, a complete support network that offers expert advice and guidance 24/7

About the University of Warwick

Born in the 60s with a mindset of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading research-intensive university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re one of the world’s top universities, ranked 67th in the world and 10th in the UK*, with 92% of our research assessed to be ‘world leading or internationally excellent’**. *QS World University Rankings 2024 ** Research Excellence Framework 2021

You’ll be joining a diverse, innovative and globally connected community committed to igniting real world progress. Here at Warwick, we offer you opportunities to follow your ambitions as long as you bring the energy and determination to succeed.

How to apply

The University of Warwick has appointed SearchHigher as their recruitment partner for this campaign; please apply on the SearchHigher website by submitting a CV & Cover Letter in Word Document format or via email to enquiries@searchhigher.com. For a confidential conversation about the position, call Jayne Reilly on 07823524581.