Head of Funding Uk Visa Sponsorship

March 15, 2023
£53.4 - £61.8 / year

Job Description


Each and every student at our university is a part of the Team Teesside community, which is inspirational, encouraging, and compassionate.

What we provide:

  • A 259-hour (35-day) holiday entitlement + one bank holiday
  • Extra time off for Christmas and New Year’s during the holiday closure
  • A variety of scenarios can be supported through special leave.

60 percent of hybrid employment arrangements are on campus. 40% Employing home workers

  • A variety of resources for staff members to promote their personal growth and recognition
  • Many family-friendly advantages
  • A platform for employee perks that offers savings at more than 350 retailers and access to services for health and wellbeing

At the center of the Tees Valley, Teesside University fosters aspiration, ambition, and creativity. We carry out our mission: to alter lives and economies—from energizing the economy via skill development, job creation, and international investment to providing social impact, fostering community pride, and cultivating the next generation of socially responsible leaders.

The Head of Funding has an exciting opportunity to work with our newly appointed PVC (Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange), Director of Research and Enterprise, and Deputy Director (Knowledge Exchange and Commercialization) to drive commercial income growth in the university, lead the commercial funding and KTP team, and respond to the shifting regional and national funding landscape, ensuring that Teesside University is well-positioned to succeed.

To increase collaborative funding from IUK (including KTPs) and commercial funding from industry, manage tenders for CPD and apprenticeship framework agreements, develop proposals for capital grants, and manage and respond to opportunities in the changing landscape of government and regional funds aimed at leveling up are all responsibilities of the role (Shared Prosperity Funds). In addition to working closely with academic leaders in schools and centers to produce long-term strategic funding roadmaps that aim to develop sustainable funding that increases reputation, the postholder will serve as team leader for the commercial fundraising division.

The University’s campus masterplan has invested in a £22 million National Horizon Centre, a £16.5 million Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre, a £36 million new BIOS building housing its science labs and Integrated Healthcare Academy in September 2023, and a Digital Life center is scheduled to open in September 2024 to support the region’s needs for innovation and skills. All of these projects are scheduled to open in April 2023. Via its support for decarbonization, biosciences, social policy, health, and digital, the University is a significant participant in the region’s regeneration and has a close partnership with the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

The university has a proven track record for diversity, equality, and having welcoming cultures. It is a signatory to the Race at Work Charter, a recipient of the HR Excellence in Research Award, a recipient of the Investors in People Gold Status, a recipient of the Disability Confident, Leader status, a recipient of the Athena Swan Bronze Award, and a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.

Those interested in having a casual conversation should contact Steph Bales, Director of Research and Enterprise, at s.bales@tees.ac.uk.

This position is open for full-time employment or job sharing. (You must indicate on your application if you desire to apply on a job-share basis.

Please be aware that this position may qualify for university sponsorship via the Skilled Worker visa route due to the minimal wage requirements imposed by the UKVI.

If you’re chosen for further consideration, you’ll have a face-to-face interview.