Consultancy Manager

University of Sussex - Research and Enterprise Services

Applications are invited for this full-time post in Research and Enterprise Services, which is responsible for providing professional services and support for the University’s research and enterprise activities.

The post-holder will be based in the Research Development team which provides advice and professional support to the University's academic staff in their pursuit of research and knowledge exchange funding.

This post will support the growth of consultancy activity across the University, and deliver an excellent professional consultancy service for both academic and external customers.

This is a new role that will suit an enthusiastic individual with a strong business focus. Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with Schools to develop their consultancy strategies
  • Establishing a “one-stop shop” providing tailored advice and professional support to academic staff looking to secure consultancy opportunities.
  • Marketing the University’s expertise to external customers and explore wider opportunities for cross-selling the University’s offerings.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in sales and customer relationship management roles.  Our ideal candidate is also likely to have:

  • Some experience of the Higher Education sector
  • An understanding of the role of consultancy in a University
  • A sound understanding of contractual considerations in the provision of consultancy services.
  • A marketing / business degree or equivalent, or be qualified by experience.

The role will occasionally involve travel (with overnight stays) to events and meetings.

Enquiries about this post can be made with:

Rossana Dowsett,
Head of Research Development
01273 678238

For full details and how to apply see

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

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