A University based near Whitechapel / Mile End are currently seeking to appoint a Business Development Manager to join their Science and Engineering faculty on a full time (35hours per week), permanent basis. The hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday based on-site 3 days per week.
The starting salary will be Grade 6, £48,035 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

About the Role
You will support the University of London researchers in the Science & Engineering (S&E) Faculty to develop academic partnerships with business. The role is based within an established Business and Partnerships team that is part of the Research Services Directorate. The post-holder will work closely with the academic staff to understand institutional and faculty priorities and develop collaborative projects with government, other research institutes and industry partners in high priority areas. Within the team, the post-holder will have a particular responsibility to prospect for, initiate and manage Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) applications within a wider remit of engagement with industry partners.

Reporting to the Senior Partnerships Manager S&E, the post-holder will be required to interact and work cooperatively with the wider Business Development and Partnerships team. This role is client (internal and external) facing and the post-holder is expected to be at the clients’ site or on campus regularly

About You
– The successful candidate for this busy and diverse role will ideally be a science graduate, ideally possessing a relevant post-graduate qualification.
– You will have experience of the HEI or similar sectors and possess knowledge of the UK research funding landscape and knowledge exchange.
– You will have experience in a business development or income generation role, and be able to build collaborative relationships with funding partners.
– You will have experience in the writing and reviewing of research proposals, show attention to detail and be able to produce high quality funding applications.
– Experience in the development and management of KTP proposals and projects is desirable. Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills are a key requirement, as it the ability to manage and prioritise tasks within a busy portfolio of activities.
– The post holder is also required to show effective communication and relationship management skills whilst working with multiple and varied stakeholders.

The university’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Women, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

The closing date for applications is 5 June 2022.

Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.