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Business Relationship Manager
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF43935

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 29/03/2023

Job live date: 28/02/2023

Salary: £43,414 - £53,353 per annum

Employment type: PM-Other Related

Department: Research Services

Division: Not specified

Hours Per Week:: 1 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Fixed Term until 30/04/2024 to cover maternity leave

We are seeking to recruit a fixed term Business Relationship Manager to help drive forward business-led collaborations, knowledge exchange and commercialisation opportunities across a range of divisions within the Environment Research Theme.  The position sits within the Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC), part of the Research Services Function, with responsibility for assisting researchers with building non-academic collaborations, connecting external stakeholders with our academic community, and supporting a thriving innovation ecosystem. 

This is a varied and exciting role and to be successful you will:

  • Have a strong background knowledge of knowledge exchange and commercialisation policy and funding landscape
  • Possess a track record of setting-up and managing a portfolio of knowledge exchange and/or commercialisation initiatives in particular funding applications
  • Experience developing and maintaining successful relationships between partners from different backgrounds
  • Be capable of developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with people at all levels within diverse organisations

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Business Relationship Manager

Contact role:

Director of Research Services

Contact name:

Kimberley Steed-German

Contact name:

Dr Anne-Marie van Dodeweerd

Contact phone:

0118 378 5432

Contact phone:

0118 378 6756

Contact email:

Contact email:

Interviews will be held on 18 April 2023

​​​​​​​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 champions LGBT+ equality. 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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