Head of Partnerships and Engagement : Lancaster University

Head of Partnerships and Engagement
LUMS - Partnerships & Engagement
Salary:   £51,630 to £58,089 
Closing Date:   Monday 26 August 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 09 September 2019 
Reference:  A2643


Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is one of the UK’s leading Management Schools.  We are proud of our strong collegial culture that places research at the heart of our success informing both our teaching and engagement activities, ensuring our work has impact.  One of our key strategic objectives is to further develop and leverage our academic excellence to ensure that we are recognised for being both deeply intellectual and deeply engaged.  The newly created post of Head of Partnerships and Engagement will be influential in helping us to achieve our ambitions for engagement and will lead the Partnerships and Engagement team to support our engagement strategy.

We are looking to attract someone who can help build our network of partnerships and facilitate rich engagement between our academic community and our external collaborators for mutual benefit.  You will have experience of developing exciting opportunities, of forging strong, purposeful relationships and of cultivating a positive environment where colleagues are motivated to contribute and achieve.  You will have current knowledge of relevant policy and regulatory frameworks and of funding streams to support our engagement activities.  You will have experience of successful income generation and business development from a range of bodies and individuals and the ability to carefully assess opportunities against strategic goals.  You will have, or be able to develop, a good understanding of our research and teaching strengths and will be able to influence, advise and advocate, to think strategically and tactically, to listen closely and to translate ideas into action.

You will be part of a wider cross-institutional team of engagement colleagues and will contribute to a ‘One Lancaster’ approach, sharing opportunities and ideas and working collectively to resource and deliver our engagement agenda.  Lancaster University’s success depends on talented, creative and committed people who work hard to make this University a great place to work and to achieve.  We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best staff, celebrating equality and diversity, and recognising how all staff contribute to, and enhance, our overall success. We hope that the role of Head of Partnerships and Engagement (LUMS) is of interest and encourage you to contact us for an informal conversation about the post and the benefits of working with us at Lancaster University.

Interested applicants can contact either Sue Atherton, Head of Administration (LUMS) at s.atherton1@lancaster.ac.uk or Jane O’Brien, Associate Dean for Engagement (LUMS) at j.obrien@lancaster.ac.uk

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Closing date: 
Monday, August 26, 2019
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