Business Engagement Partner

University of Birmingham - School of Metallurgy and Materials

Are you looking to develop your business development career with a corporate engagement role at a prestigious organisation? The University of Birmingham is one of the most ambitious institutions in the UK and we are determined to be placed in the global top 50, with investment and strategic plans in place to enable us to achieve our objectives. Our existing corporate partnerships have had a real impact on our University. They have allowed us to support and further our research enabling our researchers to make crucial breakthroughs.

To support this aim, we are looking for an additional Business Engagement Partner (BEP) to work in our College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. This key management role will support the co-ordination and delivery of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) a consortium of 8 universities led by the University of Birmingham. This internationally-leading centre of excellence focused on the development and deployment of robotics in nuclear applications is one of the UK Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Hubs funded by EPSRC as part of the UK Government Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment. Working in collaboration with seven other UK universities and other national and international research institutions NCNR is a £42 million investment creating new commercial opportunities for the UK economy. The NCNR – RAI Hub will achieve this by:

  1. Developing new technologies and products based on end user needs;
  2. Demonstrating their applications and advantages on a national and international stage;
  3. Develop nuclear roboticists who will support this emerging market place.

You will either be currently working in a business development role for another University and looking for a move to an ambitious and growing team, or alternatively may be in a commercial senior account management, business development, or fundraising role, ideally with experience of the nuclear sector and/or robotics and artificial intelligence. You will have an enthusiasm for people, the skill to interact with high-level corporate professionals and academics, experience of delivering against KPIs and KPTs, along with the ability to passionately translate complex information into a compelling case for support in both verbal and written form.

The University is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Starting salary is normally in the range £39,993 TO £47,722, with potential progression to £53,690

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