Business Engagement Manager
University of Manchester
United Kingdom

Job reference: PSX-025101
Salary: £45,585 - £56,021 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Professional Services
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Permanent
Division/Team: Business Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
Hours Per Week: 1 FTE
Closing date: 08/04/2024
Contract Duration: Permanent
School/Directorate: Directorate of Research and Business Engagement

Job Description

This position will contribute to the development and implementation of the University’s and Faculty’s business engagement and knowledge exchange strategy and supporting objectives.

You will be based within the Business Engagement & Knowledge Exchange (BEKE) team, part of the Directorate of Research and Business Engagement. You will work with colleagues to lead the University’s consultancy services provision and develop and implement strategic objectives to support the continuous improvement and growth of consultancy services, and address opportunities to enhance wider BEKE collaboration and partnerships with external organisations.

You will be the key contact for internal colleagues and external organisations in all areas of University consultancy activities, furthermore, you will be expected to be mobile between Faculty and Central University functions as part of a functional team of business engagement and knowledge exchange.

You will also contribute significantly to University-wide activities, including the development and response to strategic industrial collaborative funding opportunities at an institutional level; facilitating collaborative links and interactions across the University, with external partners and external funding agencies. They will additionally provide strategic advice to the Head of SME Partnerships, Head of BEKE, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Caroline Stanton


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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