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Impact and Partnership Development Manager

University of Exeter - Innovation, Impact and Business

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £36,382 on Grade F depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 3rd November 2021
Job Ref: R52897

Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

The full time role is available immediately until 16 August 2023.

Summary of the role/position

You will work in a hugely exciting, dynamic, and critically important area for the University: leading and driving advanced engineering and manufacturing solutions and impact from the University’s world class interdisciplinary research. The post holder will work closely across many departments and disciplines.

Impact and Partnership Development Managers (IPDMs) are responsible for leading business engagement; impact development; research collaboration with industry and government partners; relationships with key partners including corporate partners; and other forms of income generation from businesses and other external partners. 

This post will be based within IIB’s Data, Technology and Health sector team. You will lead in identifying opportunities for impact and partnership development, bringing together internal teams, and building external partnerships to develop collaborative research impact proposals. You will also lead in growing existing as well as identify new long-term strategic partnerships with regional, national and international stakeholders.

You will be working in the Sector Teams to support communications and campaigns focused on prioritised sectors, spanning the research strengths in the Colleges. You will be working with the IPDMs and Heads of Sector on internal and external advocacy and engagement utilising a range of communication platforms and resources.

The successful candidate will be interested in the latest research impacts across the economy and society, and possess excellent communication skills.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

We are investing in the Directorate of Innovation, Impact and Business to drive forward our already strong relationships with business; grow our potential for significant impact; and galvanise regional and global innovation. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


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Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Dr Isabel Gonzalez (Co-Head of Data, Technology and Health, Innovation Impact and Business)

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