Business Development Manager: University of Exeter

This full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis, primarily leading our International Clean Growth and Net Zero impact and partnership business development portfolio.


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 work in a hugely exciting, dynamic, and critically important area for the University: leading and driving clean growth, net zero solutions and impact from the University’s world class interdisciplinary research. As we collectively embark on journey to net-zero, this role will lead in exponentially speeding and facilitating this transition for businesses and wider stakeholders, ensuring the adoption of innovative technical and socio-economic solutions for a just transition.


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 possess excellent communication skills.


The postholder will work closely across many departments and disciplines but will have a specifically close relationship with the University’s Global System Institute (GSI).


Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification available on our website.


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 further information, please contact: Alex Huke (Head of Environment and Clean Growth, Innovation Impact and Business) / 07917348284


This 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.


We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

Closing date: 
Sunday, October 24, 2021
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