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Business Relationship Manager
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF40097-R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 20/05/2022

Job live date: 11/04/2022

Salary: £42,149 - £48,836 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Commercial

Division: Knowledge Transfer Centre

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time / Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a Business Relationship Manager (BRM) to drive forward business-led collaborations, knowledge exchange and commercialisation opportunities in the Health aspect of the Agriculture, Food and Health Theme at the University of Reading.  If you are a self-motivated individual with a passion for innovation, this is the role for you. The successful candidate will join the knowledge exchange and commercialisation team within the Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) to work with colleagues from across the University to ensure the University of Reading delivers on its agenda to drive forward innovation and growth both in the region and the UK.

The role will involve working alongside the Strategic Partnership Director (Health) to support the development and delivery of the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust-University of Reading Strategic Partnership, the Health Innovation Partnership.   

As Business Relationship Manager (BRM) for the Health Aspect of the Agriculture, Food and Health Theme you will:
•    Act as Relationship Manager between the University and a range of external stakeholders including business, public sector and charities to design and deliver a range of knowledge exchange and commercialisation initiatives.
•    Develop an in-depth understanding of the academic and research capabilities and areas of excellence within the relevant schools and departments and build relationships with key academics and other professional services colleagues.
•    Manage a portfolio of industry-led collaborative projects, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, across the project life cycle – from development to set-up to delivery.  
•    Work with relevant professional colleagues, to design, implement and review the strategy, processes and policies required for effective management of current and new KEC activities.  
•    Stimulate awareness of the importance and opportunities afforded by KEC activities, and encourage an innovative and entrepreneurial culture within the University. 

Interview date: 14 June 2022.

If unsure of criteria, this can be taken from the person specification.

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Head, Business Relationships and Commercialisation

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Business Relationship Manager

Contact name:

Carol McAnally

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Simon Cutler

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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