Business Development Manager

This full-time role is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 16 August 2023.


The role offers the opportunity for blended working with the expectation that the role holder would come into the office an average of 2-3 days per week. This is open to discussion with the successful candidate.


Ranked among the top 150 universities in the world, Exeter has become one of the UK’s fastest growing and fastest rising research universities. We are investing in the Directorate of Innovation, Impact and Business to drive forward our already strong relationships with business; grow our potential for significant impact; and galvanise regional and global innovation.


This post will be based within IIB’s Data, Technology and Health sector team and will work in a hugely exciting, dynamic, and critically important area for the University: leading and driving advanced engineering and manufacturing solutions and impact from the University’s world class interdisciplinary research.


Summary of the role

Impact and Partnership (Business) Development Managers (IPDMs) are responsible for leading business engagement, impact development, and research collaboration with industry, government, and non-academic partners. They develop, and are responsible for, long-term strategic partnerships between the University and external stakeholders, and work to create opportunities, generate value, and drive impact.


This post will be working in the Sector Teams to support communications and campaigns focused on prioritised sectors, spanning the research strengths in the Colleges. You will be working with the IPDMs and Heads of Sector on internal and external advocacy and engagement utilising a range of communication platforms and resources.


The successful candidate will be interested in the latest research impacts across the economy and society, and will possess excellent communication skills.


Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.


Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


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Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Dr Isabel Gonzalez (Co-Head of Data, Technology and Health, Innovation Impact and Business)

Closing date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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