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Director of Commercialisation and Innovation

This position is now closed to applications.

SRUC is a unique organisation founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy. As a Higher Education and Further Education Institution, they have specialist expertise in Education and Research and offer unrivalled links with industry through their Agricultural Business Consultants. The organisation’s vision is to lead innovation and sustainable development in agriculture, land and the rural sector with a mission to remain committed to excellence in the advancement, communication and translation of knowledge throughout the rural sector. Globally, the organisation aims to be an international leader in land-based education, research and consultancy services.

We are excited to be working with SRUC to recruit a Director of Commercialisation and Innovation. This role will involve shaping, influencing and leading the development and implementation of an innovative, growth-focused commercialisation strategy across the breadth of the organisation, with a focus on the need to maximise the development of new products, intellectual property and services to attract new customers, partners and investors (including agri-tech companies), and to drive effective business diversification and income generation.

We are therefore seeking an individual with significant experience of increasing income generation and experience of being accountable to investors, funders and other stakeholders for the delivery of complex pieces of work. Excellent leadership and communication skills are key and you must have a proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with executive leadership, internal stakeholders and employees across all levels. Knowledge and understanding of education and research funding alongside knowledge of agriculture and the rural sectors are essential to be a good fit for this role.

For more information on the role and organisation, please visit or contact Nigel Fortnum on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please fill out the short form below and submit your full CV and a covering letter no longer than two sides of A4. You will receive an email acknowledgement with 24 hours; if you do not receive this please contact Lauren Neil on 0141 212 7555.