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Vacancy: Opportunity to join SPRINT as new Steering Board member

Passionate space sector professionals required for vacancy for new SPRINT Steering Board member

SPRINT is looking for an additional Steering Board member to join our outstanding senior team of space sector professionals.

The SPRINT Steering Board has oversight of the overall performance and delivery of the SPRINT programme, providing strategic leadership and direction to SPRINT management. The Board is made up of senior representatives from the SPRINT partner universities and individuals from various space industry, civil service, and investment backgrounds. This helps to ensure that SPRINT can evolve to address the needs of the space innovation ecosystem by taking into account the views of key stakeholder groups.

The new Board member will have senior experience and background in the UK space sector from a corporate, non-SME perspective. They will be an individual passionate about the growth of the UK space sector and the part that SMEs and universities play in that growth. The individual will represent views of non-SME corporates and how to best engage with them, in the process of innovation and growth for the space sector.

This new Board position will help to ensure that all key stakeholder groups from the UK’s space innovation ecosystem are represented on the SPRINT Board.

Post details:
• appointee will join the Board as an expert individual, not a representative of their company
• the SPRINT Board currently meets roughly every 2-3 months
• the appointee would be expected to attend the next Board meeting in early January 2020
• this is a voluntary, unpaid post

Candidates interested in applying to the SPRINT Board should send their CV and brief (one- page) covering letter to Lisa Finch, SPRINT Programme Executive at lf107@leicester.ac.uk by Friday 29 November 2019.

Any questions about this post should be directed to Dr. Ross Burgon, Head of the SPRINT Programme at ross.burgon@leicester.ac.uk

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