Impact and Partnership Development Manager (Tevi Project): University of Exeter

This new full-time post is available from from 15th November 2021 until 31st December 2022 on a fixed term basis.


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


Summary of the role

The University of Exeter is seeking to appoint an Impact and Partnership Development Manager to work alongside a wider project team in the delivery of the Tevi Project. The post will be based at the University’s Penryn campus in Cornwall. The main purpose of this job will be to lead on key business engagement activities across a wide range of economic sectors in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.


We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic person who will manage a range of business-facing activities including workshops, events and facilitated networks. The postholder will be providing advice, oversight and support to colleagues and stakeholders within and outside the University, the project’s delivery partners, and stakeholder businesses.  The focus will be on providing a seamless, high quality service for internal and external customers. 


The Tevi project and this post is funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and forms part of the European Strategic Investment Framework (ESIF) for Cornwall and Isle of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.


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


The Tevi Project

Tevi ( is an exciting project seeking to innovatively integrate ‘ecosystem services’ and ‘circular economy’ approaches to drive business innovation, resource efficiency and contribute to Cornwall’s long-term environmental growth. Tevi is working with, and supporting, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to identifying opportunities for increased productivity and economic resilience through improvements in resource efficiency alongside business-led opportunities that contribute to the delivery of Cornwall’s Environmental Growth Strategy (2015 – 2065).


Tevi is a partnership project led by the University of Exeter and involving Cornwall Council, Cornwall Development Company and Cornwall Wildlife Trust (including the Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly). Business support and engagement is fundamental to the delivery of the project and a key aspect of all posts within it.


The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.


Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 



We offer some fantastic benefits including:


  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England


Further information

To discuss the role please further contact the Tevi Project Manager, Dr Dan Bloomfield, at


Closing date: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Originating organisation: