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Business Development Manager

University of Cumbria - Knowledge Exchange

Location: Carlisle, Lancaster
Salary: £37,099 to £41,732 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th February 2024
Closes: 5th March 2024
Job Ref: XX116024

We are the University of Cumbria, for and from Cumbria and our localities, rooted in serving our communities, with people, place and partnership at our heart. Now is a very exciting time to be joining us because we are delivering a new "Towards 2030" strategic plan focused on making the most of our three most valuable assets; People, Place and Partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally. 

The Research and Knowledge Exchange Directorate (RKE) at the University of Cumbria is currently seeking an experienced Business Development Manager. This is a particularly exciting time to join our Directorate as we are significantly investing in Research and Knowledge Exchange, bringing in additional capacity, expertise, and development opportunities.

Reporting to the Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange, the Business Development Manager will play a key part in supporting the University realise its ambitions in relation to increasing income from knowledge exchange (KE) activities. They will assist academic staff and researchers with identifying and securing funding for KE activities including consultancy, contract research, collaborative research, KTPs, and also help with commercialising the University IP. 

They will be responsible for coordinating the development, writing and submission of PQQs, tenders and grant applications to funding agencies and assisting academic colleagues with developing partnerships and collaborations.

The Business Development Manager will lead on the costing and pricing of KE proposals and will be the main point of contact for external KE funding for academics. They will be instrumental in supporting the development of high-quality funding proposals and will also be responsible for liaising with clients, partners and funders.

We are looking for a driven and experienced individual with a can-do attitude and excellent communication skills. In return, we offer a comprehensive set of staff benefits which includes a competitive salary, 35 days holiday plus bank holidayshybrid working in line with business needs, and an excellent pension scheme. For more information, please click HERE

For more information about the University of Cumbria, click here.

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Anish Kurien | Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange | anish.kurien@cumbria.ac.uk 

We encourage applications from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups with particular emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in our University and in comparison, to the sector.

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