University Partnership Manager

Circa £45K – £55K pa, plus excellent benefits

London SE1 (hybrid office/homeworking by negotiation)

The UK must work together to solve our biggest challenges, since collaboration creates solutions that are more sustainable and better implemented. As the collective voice of our members, The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) plays a key role in bringing together the UK’s universities and leading businesses.

As University Partnership Manager you will support our expanding engagement with universities through our konfer platform which has been created by the NCUB.

Konfer is a cutting edge digital platform and brokerage tool which brings organisations together to leverage the skills and talent fostered by our universities and to further strengthen the UK’s world-class research and development. It works by helping businesses find, discover and connect to research and innovation opportunities across the UK.

Summary

The University Partnership Manager will build relationships within universities to understand their practices and workflows and demonstrate how konfer could help maximise their reach and engagement with businesses across the UK.

Reporting to the Head of Services, you will actively promote and raise the profile of konfer with universities, especially targeting key stakeholders who might use and benefit from the service. You’ll also engage with universities who are already konfer adoptees, ensuring that they are maximising its reach and potential.

With demonstrable experience in community engagement or community management roles, you should also have a strong understanding of business development in academia or a similar setting. The role may equally appeal to someone in a university looking to take on a national role.

A natural communicator, you should also have the ability to form lasting relationships and be able to present complex ideas to diverse audiences (academic, business and government officials, etc.).

The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is an independent think-tank and registered charity focused on making the UK the best place in the world for universities and businesses to collaborate. We believe that collaboration is critical to tackling many of the greatest challenges facing the world today, from driving the research and innovations that will help make us healthier, wealthier and greener, to delivering the highly skilled, diverse and adaptable workforce needed to drive the future.

Please see the candidate pack for this role here. For further information please contact our retained consultant Julian Smith at Memcom executive, our specialist consultancy Julian@memcom.org.uk

Deadline for applications: Monday 18 October at 9am.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 21 October. See candidate application pack for more details.

Application closing date: 18 October 2021

Full Time

Department: Konfer