Business Engagement and Partnerships Manager for Social Sciences and Humanities (2 posts) University of Oxford, Social Sciences Divisional Office United Kingdom

Business Engagement and Partnerships Manager for Social Sciences and Humanities (2 posts)

Social Sciences Divisional Office, Oxford

Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 p.a.

Are you fascinated by the intersection of the academic and business worlds?


The Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions at Oxford are looking for two outstanding proactive, professionals with commercial insights to broker and build partnerships of mutual benefit to both researchers and external partners.


You will work as part of a close-knit team to establish a new business engagement and partnership support function for two divisions of the University (Humanities and Social Sciences). With a track record of developing partnerships involving a diverse range of stakeholders, you will support the delivery and secure funding from various sources. You will be based at the Social Sciences Divisional Office, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford.


To be successful in this role, you must understand, translate and balance academic values and the needs of external partners and businesses and have a track record in building relationships which engender trust. Using strong diplomatic, interpersonal skills you will facilitate effective collaborative working, cooperation and partnerships, and support academic and professional staff, at all levels. You will deliver multi-partners projects in a complex organisation with successful outcomes for all. You will be educated to degree level or the equivalent, preferably in a Social Sciences or Humanities discipline.


This is an exciting opportunity to build your career working with world class social sciences and humanities researchers and play an instrumental role in enabling our researchers to collaborate.


These are fixed-term roles until 31 July 2020.


For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Sam Sneddon (email:


Applications for this vacancy must be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 20 June 2018. Interviews are likely to take place in early July 2018.


Contact Person : Personnel Administrator

Vacancy ID : 134751

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Closing Date : 20-Jun-2018

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