Innovation Development Manager (fixed term 0.9FTE)

Are you looking to develop your career in Research and Innovation at one of the top modern universities for research quality? Do you want to develop great R&D collaborations between university researchers and external partners in a wide range of sectors?

We are looking for a talented and professional Innovation Development Manager to join the Directorate of Research and Innovation. This is an exciting time to join Manchester Met. The past five years have seen significant achievements in driving high-quality Innovation-based partnerships. In the Innovation Development team, our focus is on building commercial income streams with partners in the private, public and third sectors, providing them with specialist input such as new product development.


The role requires an experienced B2B professional with experience working within a Higher Education setting, to help deliver an ambitious strategy. Manchester Met research is fundamentally interdisciplinary and innovative. Our five research missions include Transforming Health and tackling Inequalities.

You will be joining an established, professional and collaborative team, and you will:

  • Focus on increasing income streams from contract or collaborative research and consultancy
  • Generate leads and develop good working relationships with key partners to help identify additional opportunities
  • Provide expert advice to academics and guide them through university processes for developing funding proposals (full training can be provided)

See the job description for more details.

Manchester Met offers a fantastic range of benefits to employees including a central location in the heart of the city. You will also enjoy a competitive rewards and benefits package, including a generous local government pension and 35 days annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays and Christmas closure. Hybrid working is available for this post. The role is 0.9FTE (salary pro rata) and fixed term for 12 months between 15th October 2024 and 14th October 2025.

Please apply through the Manchester Metropolitan University jobs portal. As well as your CV, you must include a covering letter summarising your expertise and knowledge against the essential criteria in the job description.

If you would like an informal talk about the role, please contact Clare O’Neill, Senior IDM, at, or Yvonne Hung, IDM, at    

Closing date: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024
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