Consultant Engagement Manager: Imperial College London

  • Position type: Full time, permanent
  • Salary: £49,482 – £59,582 plus benefits
  • Location: South Kensington Campus
  • Closing date: 19 September 2021

Job summary

Are you a confident communicator and negotiator, with a passion for science, skilled in encouraging new working relationships? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to act as the interface between the College and external organisations to increase the engagement of academics as consultants to external organisations.

Our Enterprise Division is seeking a Consultant Engagement Manager to provide specialist commercial expertise to develop, scope and price consultancy opportunities.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for growing the amount of consultancy undertaken by the academic community ensuring that all successful opportunities are commercially viable, provide academic benefit and aligned with governance and legal structures.

Your duties will include:

  • Identifying and engaging new consultants
  • Developing new opportunities with consultants
  • Proactively preparing commercial proposals and tenders

Essential requirements

You will have previous experience of business development and/or relationship management and will possess proven skills to add value to the team. You will use your management, influencing and relationship building skills to maintain a complete portfolio of consultant engagement opportunities within your assigned areas, coordinating the relationship between the companies and the consultant community.

The role will include working with key academic staff as well as representatives from client/customer organisations, so strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical. The role also requires you to be flexible in your work and to be able to complete a variety of tasks simultaneously.

This career opportunity will draw on your experience gained in a position such as Relationships Manager, Business Development Manager, Engagement Manager, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Client Manager, Client Liaison, Consultant, or similar.

Further information

Please apply with an application form via the online system. CVs without a completed application form will not be considered.

For further information, contact Ms Lurline McLeod, Senior Administrator at


About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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Closing date: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021
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