View Vacancy - ROK - Science and Innovation Manager – Digital and Emerging Technologies, EO
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) is a network of 125 officers based at 66 locations around the world, tasked with three core objectives: to project the UK’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) excellence and leadership globally; to actively build and facilitate STI collaborations of value to the UK; and to provide STI insights and intelligence. At the British Embassy Seoul the SIN team leads on collaborative activity that is developed and delivered in line with UK policy and strategy, and that is in line with priorities mutually agreed in partnership with Republic of Korea Government. The current high level sector priorities are Global Health, Climate and the Environment, and Digital and Emerging Technologies.
As the Science and Innovation Manager - Digital and Emerging Technologies, your role will be to lead, develop, and strengthen the bilateral research and innovation relationship in this sector. Working closely with the Head of Science and Innovation and colleagues in the SIN team, you will manage existing and generate new relationships with ministries, funding agencies, research institutions, companies and universities in both countries. You will be responsible for the development, delivery and efficient budget management of strategic projects and activities, and the effective communication of their impact to a broad range of stakeholders. You will be expected to be able to deliver individually, but importantly to cooperate with colleagues across the British Embassy Seoul to maximise outcomes.
The British Embassy Seoul is an exciting and rewarding place to work, and your role offers the opportunity to make a real difference to the bilateral relationship in an area of high strategic interest to both the UK and the Republic of Korea. The British Embassy Seoul provides a supportive and flexible working environment that is committed to inclusivity and diversity.
Partnership and Project Development & Management (70%)
(thematic responsibilities may change subject to strategic requirement)
- Manage and develop new bilateral R&D collaboration programmes and projects between the UK and the Republic of Korea in line with UK and bilaterally agreed priority.
- Manage and develop strategic relationships with government ministries and national agencies, regional government and agencies, research performing organisations, and companies in the UK and Republic of Korea.
- Support the preparation and delivery of bilateral government-to-government science and innovation dialogues and exchanges.
- Support the preparation and delivery of inward and outward visit programmes.
- Support and facilitate UK-Republic of Korea bilateral exchange within multilateral fora.
- Ensure efficient management of allocated budgets and support/lead project funding acquisition.
- Effectively communicate programme and project outcomes and impact through internal reporting and public communications channels.
Digital and Emerging Technology R&D Policy Analysis and Reporting (20%)
- Analyse Korean Government digital and emerging technologies R&D support policies and strategies, prepare and distribute reports to UK partners and stakeholders, and lead response to sector relevant centrally commissioned reports.
- Promote and communicate relevant UK policies and strategies to Korean stakeholders.
- Use analysis to identify and communicate bilateral collaboration opportunities for new strategic programme development.
Cross-Embassy Collaboration (5%)
- Work in close collaboration with colleagues and as part of projects across the British Embassy Seoul to ensure effective information sharing and maximisation of programme and project impact.
Corporate Contribution (5%)
- Participate and take a leading role in projects and activities bettering the British Embassy Seoul workplace or in support of corporate social responsibility.
Please note that with the British Embassy Seoul’s delivery of the ONE HMG Overseas agenda, the work and responsibilities of this role may change and that staff flexibility is expected.
RESOURCES MANAGED (staff and expenditure):
You will be responsible for the identification of and submission of proposals for project funding, and the effective management of budgets secured on an annual basis.
- Self-motivation, creativity, and the ability to take the initiative and deliver to deadlines, both individually and as part of a team.
- Evidenced interest in science and innovation and/or international cooperation.
- Project and budget management experience.
- Customer relationship and event management experience.
- Strong written and spoken communication skills.
- Standard computer literacy skills.
- Language: English and Korean
- Level of language required: Fluent both written & spoken
- A scientific or engineering education or vocational background, particularly related to digital technologies.
- Experience working for or with sector relevant Korean ministries, funding agencies, and research performing organisations.
- Experience in inter-governmental relations.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
- Thematic sector knowledge and role specific skills development.
- Successful candidate will be expected to complete mandatory online learning courses and encouraged to pursue other relevant training opportunities.
- Formal learning to be agreed between successful applicant and Line Manager.
The British Embassy Seoul is committed to investing in L&D for its staff, and provides a range of L&D opportunities, from learning sets to speaker events, group learning to job shadowing opportunities, as well as an extensive suite of online learning materials. Where job-specific training is identified the British Embassy will provide access to appropriate courses.
The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.
While some evening work and travel overseas (which might include weekends) and within Korea is required, we promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Normal working hours are Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:15 (17:00 on Fridays). However, occasional evening and weekend working may be required, for which time off in lieu is given. The British Embassy encourages flexible working and various flexible working arrangements are possible with line manager agreement, including working from home
This role is for 12 months with the possibility of extension.
Kindly note that your application must be submitted before 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.
Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Applicants called for an interview will be assessed on the core behaviours listed above.
Note : All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the online application form completely including the employment and educational details, experience, professional skills and behaviour based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the applications and incomplete form in any respect may not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.
For inclusivity and diversity, please remove the following personal information when uploading your CV: name, address, email address, age, date of birth, gender, and nationality.
The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.
No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. The applicant must have or be able to obtain work authorisation in Korea in order to apply. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy Seoul are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Korean employment law.
British Embassy Seoul is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we encourage enquiries and applications from under-represented groups. If you would like to speak to someone at the Embassy who is not directly involved in the recruitment process about diversity and inclusion, please enquire to APAC Recruitment <APAC.Recruitment@fcdo.gov.uk>.
This opportunity is closed to applications.