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Business Development Manager (Ref: 152)

Creative and Digital/ Sustainability and Energy

As a new university based within one of the UK’s fastest growing city economies, the University of Suffolk is expanding and is currently recruiting for a number of exciting new opportunities within the Business Engagement and Careers and Employability team.

As part of an increased commitment from the University to business development and knowledge exchange and to diversify income streams, a key development within the Directorate is the growth of our sector focused Business Development Managers (BDMs). BDMs will support knowledge exchange, and enable business and industry to connect with the University’s expertise.

The BDMs will have primary responsibility for prospecting new clients, growing existing partnerships and driving income generation from increased business engagement activities.  The BDM will establish, develop and manage collaborative projects and relationships between academic teams and business/industrial partners and other external stakeholders to achieve our key performance indicators and to drive up income.

These exciting opportunities will sit within the Directorate of Business Engagement, Careers and Employability which supports our academic Schools to connect our academic expertise with industry, transform our local community through knowledge exchange, enhance the student and graduate experience through entrepreneurship and develop our University as a place to do business.

If you have the skills and experience (full details outlined in the job description) to contribute to the development of business engagement and entrepreneurship and income generation at the University of Suffolk and want to take forward one of our key agendas for growth, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Salary range within £35,845 to £41,526 per annum

Closing date:     Monday 19th April 

Interview date:  28th/29th/30th April 2021 (TBC)

We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 17:00

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  3. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

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After submitting your application, if you have not heard from us before the interview date shown, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

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