Business Development Manager

University of Exeter

This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31st October 2024 and
is part of a project led by the University of Exeter. It is funded by UKRI and forms part of
National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research Programme.

This role can be based anywhere in the UK. We welcome applications from candidates interested
in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

Summary of the role

The Business Development Manager will work on a newly funded sector-focused Circular Economy
network programme within the CE Hub. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with
outstanding business development skills who can build and manage up to five CE sector-focused
networks. You will work with the CE Hub co-Directors to establish the five networks and deliver
new business development opportunities and outcomes aligned to the overall objectives of the
NICER programme.

The sector based networks are designed to increase the reach and impact of the CE-Hub to
influence CE adoption and implementation across sectors at scale. The post will draw on the
expertise and capabilities from the CE-Hub and the wider NICER programme but is intended to
drive new opportunities and new sectors beyond the current work programme. The aim is to create
a world-leading cluster of research-active, highly innovative businesses and build networks
that have legacy but also attract additional research and knowledge exchange funding over the
period of the position.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of
this role.

Why our staff love working here

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • 39-41 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Actively inclusive organisation ensuring equality and fairness for all
  • Leading parental leave initiatives
  • Multiple wellbeing and health initiatives for staff
  • Sustainability and the environment being at the heart of what we do
  • Beautiful campus environment when working from either Exeter or Penryn
  • Inspiring research that really makes a difference to the world

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the
top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS
World University Ranking 2022).

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with
some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most
fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of
international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other
Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive
engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and
education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research
– Green
 and how we are transforming
 for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and
Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as
Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and
engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are
committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to
thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter
frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+
inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all
applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups
currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available
for interviews and workplaces.

Further information

Please contact Professor(s) Peter Hopkinson [email protected] or Fiona Charnley [email protected]

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