Senior Business Interaction Manager – Livestock

BBSRC - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contract Type: 12 Months – Fixed Term

Hours: Full Time (alternative working patterns considered)

About us

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Funded by Government with an annual budget of around £509M (2014-2015), we support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes. BBSRC has a unique and central place in supporting the UK’s world-leading position in bioscience. Our vision is to lead world-class 21st century bioscience, promoting innovation in the bio-economy and realising benefits for society within and beyond the UK. BBSRC research and the people we fund are helping society to meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives. Our investments underpin important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. For more information see: 

About the role

As a Senior Business Interaction Manager you will manage BBSRC’s relationship with businesses in the livestock sector, connecting to and developing relationships to learn how it can take advantage of cutting edge research. You will also lead the development of activities to ensure the sector can benefit from our investments in the UK’s world leading bioscience research.

Within this role you will be responsible for BBSRC engagement with the livestock industry and ensure our engagement strategy reflects current sector challenges through consultation with businesses, colleagues across BBSRC and a wide range of other stakeholders. You will also ensure that BBSRC collaborative activities and investments with the sector are effective in meeting their objectives. You will review progress and outputs from programmes and provide strategic oversight to their delivery

This role is maternity cover for the period of 12 months and so will require you to take responsibility for a number of existing activities alongside the opportunity to develop new areas of work.

About you

You will have an understanding of biological sciences, an appreciation of the potential impact of scientific discoveries and an understanding of routes to knowledge exchange or commercialisation. Quick to learn and flexible enough to manage and prioritise a broad range of activities, you will also be able to analyse and present complex information, work to deadlines and build excellent relationships inside and outside the organisation.

You will have a Masters Degree or PhD in a biological or related subject and/or previous relevant experience.

Benefits of working for us:

A fantastic benefits package includes a generous pension, 30 days annual leave plus privilege days and bank holidays, flexible working hours, cycle to work scheme and private health screening.

How to apply:

To apply please visit our job board at and submit your CV detailing your educational and professional background and a covering letter (no more than two pages) outlining how your experience meets the criteria described within this advertisement (full details available via the link above) with your reasons for applying to BBSRC. 

Closing Date: 23rd August 2017                                                          Interview date: 7th & 8th September 2017

BBSRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening

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