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Business Partnership Manager (Engineering and Physical Sciences)

Research and Enterprise
33,309 - 40,927 per year (reduced pro-rata for part-time working)
Grade 6
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Based at
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
Interview date
22 July 2022
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Role Description


Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (RIKE) is the Professional Services Directorate responsible for developing and supporting all the University of York’s strategies for research and knowledge exchange, and for providing comprehensive support to York’s academic Departments in their research and impact activities.


The purpose of the Business Partnership Manager role is to work with relevant academic colleagues and external stakeholders, other members of the Research and Innovation Development Team (RDIT), RIKE colleagues and Faculty/Departmental professional support staff to support the development and delivery of the ambitions for industry engagement in the engineering and physical sciences portfolio.

Outcomes will include new partnerships and deeper engagement between academics and external stakeholders (particularly businesses and regional economic bodies) and increased co-produced research, translation and commercialisation opportunities. Success in the role will make a significant contribution to the impact of the research from the Departments involved.

We are seeking someone with knowledge of the translation process of research and who has experience of working with industry to either develop and manage academic-industrial partnerships or support wider knowledge exchange.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent professional experience in an Engineering or Physical Sciences discipline
  • You will have knowledge of how academic research is conducted and translated, appreciating the role of the different stakeholders in this process
  • You will have experience of working with industry to build connections and facilitate partnerships
  • Experience of supporting the delivery of knowledge exchange or the development of partnerships
  • You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • You will have good interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to develop good working relationships and work flexibly, both independently and as part of a team.

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Iain Larmour via

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We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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