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Board Secretariat

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23 Feb 2021

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Board Secretariat

London/Milton Keynes/Home Based

Are you a strong project focused board secretariat looking for your next big break? My client is the driving force behind some of the biggest Aviation R&D projects in the UK currently.

We are offering the opportunity to craft your masterpiece in the Innovation space.

Required skills and experience

Essential :
  • Strong specialist knowledge and demonstrable experience of place-based innovation, with emphasis on their wider regional and national and context.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills to audiences of senior managers and policy makers.
  • Ability to effectively and proactively engage with and influence senior managers and decision makers.
  • Experience of interacting with and servicing boards, ideally with experience in assuring the quality control of papers. Excellent Project Management skills with demonstrable experience of managing projects within both the public and private sector, to their agreed objectives..
  • Excellent collaborator with the ability to engage and work constructively across the business and with external partners
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse technologies and techniques quickly
  • Ability to work flexibly within a fluid programme of policy research and advocacy, including a willingness to accept secondment or postings within other organisations or government departments to best support the delivery of the role's objectives

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage and contribute towards research papers and policy-based reports to further the aims of our client around innovation, influencing national and regional place-based innovation policy.
  • Contribute to the implementation of recommendations from government and other bodies.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with Government, helping promote the aims and ambitions of our client within national agendas.
  • Acting in a resourced secretariat role to the group, including arranging and managing meetings, ensuring papers are circulated in a timely manage, taking minutes and capturing actions and tracking their completion.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a proactive communications and engagement plan, including digital media channels, ensuring increased visibility of the group function.
  • Organise events, including webinars, roundtables, dinners and site visits as well as supporting potential digital media communications ensuring information is relevant and up to date.
  • Lead in developing and strengthening existing and future strategic relationships with partners, including those with new innovation districts and central, local and devolved government.
  • Manage projects to time, cost and quality, delivering on the agreed requirements, realising the stated benefits and managing the expectations of key and strategic stakeholders and any commercial scope changes.
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