Innovation and Business Partnerships Manager: University of Oxford

Innovation and Business Partnerships Manager for Social Sciences

Social Sciences Division, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford
Grade 08S: £42,149 - £50,296 p.a.
Are you keen to broker new partnerships between businesses and world-class social science researchers to tackle 21st century business and societal challenges?
We need an exceptional and proactive professional with commercial insight to unlock the value and potential of our world-leading social sciences research to the business community. In this exciting relatively untapped space, you will play a leading role brokering and building relationships of mutual benefit to both academic and business communities, leverage funding, and support the delivery of innovative co-designed and co-delivered projects with the potential for economic and societal impact.
To be successful in this role, you must understand, translate, and balance the interests of academic and businesses alike. You will need excellent interpersonal and project management skills to facilitate effective collaborative working, and inspire trust to deliver complex projects successfully for all.
You will work as part of a close-knit team, which takes a holistic approach to research, impact and engagement, placing researchers at the heart of our support - a whole team endeavour where different specialisms are harnessed as appropriate. You will work particularly closely with our departmentally embedded Research Impact Facilitators, who provide hands-on support to our researchers, as well as other Innovation and Business Development teams across the University and Oxford University Innovation, bringing into play your specialist advice regarding commercial and business engagement opportunities.
This role would particularly suit someone who has experience of working for or collaborating with business, as well as those with a background in research or research and impact administration.
This post is offered as a fixed term contract until 31 July 2023 with the possibility of extension, pending the award of further funding.
Please contact Sam Sneddon ( with queries.
Applications for this vacancy must be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 8 November 2021. Interviews are likely to take place in the week commencing 29 November 2021.

Vacancy ID : 153810
Closing Date & Time : 08-Nov-2021 12:00
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Closing date: 
Monday, November 8, 2021
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