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CENSIS is Scotland’s Innovation Centre for sensing, imaging and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. We work with private and public organisations of all sizes to de-risk and accelerate innovation and overcome technology barriers to achieve business transformation.

Our funders are Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council.

The CENSIS host institution and administrative hub is the University of Glasgow.  Employee contracts are with the University of Glasgow, with vacancies advertised and managed by the University.

The University of Glasgow, Charity Number SC004401


Location: Scotland; no permanent location
Tenure: 3 years
Remuneration: £10,000 per annum
Time commitment: 2/3 days per month
Closing date: 18 October 2019

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Following the retirement of its founding Chair, CENSIS is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to lead its governing Board. The Board is responsible for the maintenance and ongoing renewal of the Centre’s long term strategy, oversees the executive’s delivery of that strategy. monitors the Centre’s performance on behalf of its stakeholders and gives advice to the CEO and executive team.

In its first phase of operation CENSIS has established an international reputation for leading, accelerating and incubating industrial innovation in the technology and application of advanced sensors and imaging systems. In particular, it has developed unique strengths in facilitiating application and deployment of ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) technology which is expected to underpin the fourth industrial revolution.

CENSIS is an industry-facing organisation and as such is industry-led. Most members of the governing board are experienced industrialists and the new Chair is expected to have a successful private sector track record in a leadership position. She/he will be a prominent advocate for CENSIS in its support of advanced innovation, raising the profile of its brand and influencing both government and industry.

Applicants will have a track record of making an impact in boardroom environments. They will understand the roles of R&D, collaboration, innovation and commercialisation and will be highly skilled communicators, practiced in influencing at the highest levels.

CENSIS is administered by the University of Glasgow and the appointment process will be subject to the University’s policies and procedures, particularly in regard to equality, diversity and transparency. A small honorarium (£10k pa) plus related expenses will be paid to the successful candidate.