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Wickland Westcott
Walker House
1 Walker Street
SK10 1BH
T: +44 (0) 1625 508100

Head of Business Engagement - Manchester with travel, highly competitive salary

Reference: 8506 Location: Manchester

Salary: Competitive

The University of Manchester is a truly global institution, with a reputation for education, research and innovation that has a positive impact on societies, business and individuals across the world. Our research engages with today’s biggest questions – that’s why we bring together the best people in their fields, across health care, climate change, international trade and community cohesion to make a difference where it is needed most. The Business Engagement Support Team develops the relationships that enable partners to gain fresh insights in order to inform business strategy, leverage new technology to innovate or boost efficiency, or invest in the next game-changing invention to get ahead of the game – these are just some of the ways that access to University of Manchester research can help.
Working within the Directorate of Research and Business Engagement Support Services, the Head of Business Engagement will be responsible for the development of strategic relationships with business and will lead an integrated cross-faculty team of professionals. This is a fully rounded strategic role that will influence and work across all areas of the institution, providing inspired and insightful leadership to capitalise on the organisation’s outstanding reputation and expanding service provision to maximise opportunities and further expand the reputation of the University.
The University is seeking to appoint a progressive and forward-thinking professional with the strategic capacity and commercial insights to identify and leverage opportunities and partnerships for growth. With a strong understanding of the wider business environment, you must have the capacity to balance academic excellence with the needs of customers whilst implementing initiatives that deliver successful outcomes for all. This is an outstanding role for a high performing individual to make a difference on a global stage.
The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

This appointment is being handled exclusively by Wickland Westcott. For an informal and confidential conversation regarding the opportunity, please call John Dodd on 01625 508100. Interested applicants should submit their CV by visiting this link: Closing date for applications is 9am on 29th January 2018.