Business Partnerships Manager (Life Science and Medical) Ref: 8473

School/department Research & Enterprise / Innovation & Business Partnerships
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 8473
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  13 May 2022
Closing date:  27 May 2022.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed  
Expected start date: to be confirmed  

Job description

University of Sussex is committed to developing new knowledge that challenges conventions and offers inspiring and creative ways to address global and local issues. As part of our strategic plan Sussex 2025 we set challenging new priorities for knowledge exchange starting in 2019/20 and are now recruiting a new team of Business Partnerships Managers to join our Innovation and Business Partnerships team and build on our successes. 

We seek Business Partnership Managers with strong communication skills, commercial awareness, creativity and a collaborative approach to provide expert support and guidance to both academic colleagues and external partners acting as the key point of liaison whilst developing opportunities for collaboration. The role requires an understanding of innovation and enterprise funding providers such as Innovate UK to achieve this. Sound and evidenced stakeholder management skills are required to build long lasting mutually beneficial partnerships with key partners. The Business Partnerships Manager (Life Science and Medical) should demonstrate an interest in innovation and commercialisation of research from life sciences and healthcare and have an awareness of relevant business sectors.

Moving forward with a new Vice Chancellor about to take up her position, we are keen build on these achievements through further developing our capacity to extend our reach to businesses and civic society, as well through encouraging more academics to prioritise knowledge exchange as part of their career path.  It is an exciting time to join Sussex and the Innovation & Business Partnerships team.

Please contact Kate Thorpe for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8473 [PDF 149.85KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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