Job opportunity: BioVale Chief Executive Officer

With the retirement of our current CEO, Maggie Smallwood, we are seeking a new CEO to lead the BioVale executive team.

BioVale is a cluster development organisation focused upon the growth of the bioeconomy across the Yorkshire and Humber region. You will lead a dynamic team that engages with a very wide range of stakeholders regionally, nationally and internationally.  The bioeconomy is a rapidly emerging sector and you will have a good awareness of the field and the key drivers shaping its growth.  You will have excellent organisational and managerial skills and be comfortable presenting to varied audiences from the public and private sectors and preparing policy and grant application documents in response to specific calls. Customers of BioVale include small/medium and multinational businesses, academic groups and public sector organisations and you will be able to communicate effectively and link together all of these groups.

This is a varied and challenging full time leadership role requiring a highly consultative approach to generating new contacts.  You will be expected to undertake some international travel to represent BioVale at conferences and meet with other cluster teams. You will have experience engaging with the University sector. You will have a good track record in successful project delivery with a great deal of personal self-motivation.  This role requires excellent planning, time management and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide range of people.  Experience of surveying, applying for and winning public sector funding would be an advantage.

Closing date: 30/03/2018

Informal enquiries to info@biovale.org in the first instance please.

The full job specification and details on how to apply can be found on the University of York website.