The University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, heritage conservation, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Every position within the University plays an important part in shaping future professionals, and impacts on the future of so many creative industries. Expert management of the organisation is essential to ensuring that this continues and so will your contribution be to the Ligatus Research Centre.
The Ligatus Research Centre at UAL offers a stimulating and challenging working environment, where internationally recognised research in libraries and archives is combined with computer science and a particular interest in historical bookbinding.
Ligatus has undertaken a number of significant research projects in these fields and has identified possibilities for applying the results of these projects to enterprise activities. We are seeking to appoint a business development consultant with experience in business, growth and a good understanding of conservation and heritage management in the context of libraries and archives to develop and deliver a strategic plan for income generating activities (probably consultancy or contract research) in Ligatus.
The business development consultant will:
• identify and formulate the “products” Ligatus has to offer,
• undertake market research to identify areas of particular interest,
• establish links with key organisations which may have an interest in Ligatus's services,
• produce literature (both online and on paper) to help promote Ligatus’s services,
• produce a 3-year plan for income generating activities in Ligatus,
• work towards securing two contracts for Ligatus.
Ligatus has allocated a fixed sum of money for this work, which has to be undertaken and ideally completed before the end of August 2014.
In the first instance, please submit a short outline (no more than one side of A4) of how you would propose to carry out this work, together with an indication of your estimated time-fame and associated costs to Ewelina Warner.
Deadline for applications: Monday, 31 March 2014
Interview: 14-15th April 2014
Ligatus Research Centre