Impact Partnership and Development Manager (Culture: Arts)

University of Exeter - Innovation Impact and Business

Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, Exeter has become one of the UK's fastest growing and fastest rising research universities. We are now investing in a new Directorate of Innovation, Impact and Business to drive forward our already strong relationships with business; grow our potential for significant impact; and galvanise regional innovation. 

We are seeking to recruit an experienced manager with expertise in the field of environmental sustainability and earth resources. You will work within the new Innovation, Impact and Business Department as part of the Regional Impact and Innovation Team.  

Your key role will be to support impact development; facilitate collaborations with industry and government organisations; manage relationships with key partners including corporate partners; and deliver other forms of income from businesses and other external partners, including regional funding. You will represent the Directorate and University in both internal and external interactions and will use your negotiation and influencing skills to network, continuing to nurture existing relationships and develop new ones.  Experienced in business development and ideally with expertise in a technology or engineering field.   Knowledge of economic development plus EU and research funding would also be an advantage.

We are seeking an Impact Partnership and Development Manager who will focus on generating opportunities, bringing these to fruition and managing a portfolio of projects within the Regional Team and lead innovation and impact work with the sub-theme of Arts across all university campuses. The IPDM will support the Arts across the campuses, specifically linking the development of a new Arts and Culture Strategy to the directorate’s activities and priorities; identifying a regional network of arts organisations that will have an ongoing relationship with the university, developing strategic partnership underpinned by a partnership plan; supporting the plans for the Drama department’s 50th Anniversary, engaging with national arts networks and taking part in their activities, identifying appropriate funding streams for the arts at the university and supporting RCUK collaborative bids with arts sector partners. The postholder will also provide support to academics Impact Case Studies in the Arts sub-theme.  

You will also be responsible for supporting the University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), a 30 million pound interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change based on the University's Penryn Campus, near Falmouth. The role is based on our Cornwall campus but travel between our campuses in Cornwall and Exeter will be expected as well as engagement with external organisations both regionally and nationally advantage. They will work with partners externally and with academic staff, college and other professional services across the University both at the University's Exeter campuses and at the Cornwall campus Penryn/Truro. The post holders may be required to travel to partner organisations on occasion. They will be used to handling a large workload and working collaboratively with colleagues to provide an efficient and valuable service to customers.

For an informal discussion please contact Amie Fulton Head of Impact Innovation and Business (Cornwall) or 01326 371886.

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