Senior Partnerships Manager (Science and Engineering): Queen Mary University of London

About the Role

We are looking to appoint a Senior Partnerships Manager to support the Faculty of Science and Engineering in its relationships with businesses, focusing on the development of substantial research partnerships through strategic initiatives, collaborative schemes and contract research.  The post-holder will be responsible for advancing the external engagement of relevant schools, working with academic leaders to deliver innovative business solutions for clients involving research and development, knowledge transfer, consultancy and use of facilities.


Reporting to the Assistant Director - Business Development, the post-holder will lead, manage and deliver support for business collaborations across the Faculty including the line management of two Business Development Managers. The post-holder and their team will work closely with our academic community, providing a high-level of client focus, to develop and maintain key partnerships and commercial opportunities - contributing to competitive research proposals, and advising on strategies to develop research and Knowledge Exchange activities. There will be an emphasis on generating substantial, long-term relationships with commercial partners, recognising the benefits that these types of relationships bring to academic research, teaching and impact.


About You

Successful candidates will be business development professionals with a sales-orientated approach, experienced in identifying opportunities, developing partnerships, creating persuasive proposals and setting up and delivering business initiatives.  You will have exceptional communication and relationship management skills, alongside commercial acumen and a proactive, creative approach to resourcing academic research. You will also have experience of working at the interface between public and private sectors, ideally gained through working in a similar role in a research-intensive University or commercial environment.  


About the Faculty of Science & Engineering

Queen Mary has a distinguished tradition in Science and Engineering and was one of the first UK universities to establish Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, and Materials Departments.  The Faculty today provides research and teaching excellence across Engineering, Science and Mathematics in five academic Schools: Biological and Chemical SciencesPhysics and AstronomyElectronic Engineering and Computer ScienceEngineering and Materials Science, and Mathematical Sciences.


About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.  We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.



We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.


The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London (excluding COVID-19 restrictions). It is a full time permanent appointment, with an immediate start date. The starting salary will be £55,840 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.


Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Kalpana Chaturvedi at .


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.


The closing date for applications is 3 August 2020.


Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Closing date: 
Monday, August 3, 2020
Originating organisation: