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Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Partnership Development Manager

Research & Enterprise Services
Salary:   £42,036 to £48,676
Closing Date:   Sunday 17 February 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 07 March 2019
Reference:  A2562

This exciting new role has been created to support and expand Lancaster’s highly successful engagement and partnerships work. It provides a fantastic opportunity to enable collaborative working between academic colleagues across the university and external partners from all sectors, and to celebrate the economic and social impact of this.

The post will have a key role in managing all aspects of the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) programme over the next four years. This will be in collaboration with academic and professional services colleagues and external partners. It will involve planning and delivering events including workshops and an annual Festival of Social Sciences, as well as leading on funding calls, reporting, communications and day-to-day management.

You will have experience of partnership development and collaborative working within Higher Education, the Public Sector or the Private Sector. Knowledge of policy and challenges identified by Research Councils, InnovateUK, Structural Funding and the wider Industrial Strategy and their impact both regionally and nationally is also essential. 

This role would suit an experienced project manager with excellent communication and organisational skills. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual who is flexible and happy with trying new ways of working, as well as applying tried and tested approaches to partnership development.

The role sits within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences but involves working across all faculties. The full time post is fixed term until 31st March 2023. Candidates should contact Sarah McTigue, Faculty Engagement and Partnership Manager, for any questions or informal discussions regarding the role (

We welcome application from people in all diversity groups. 


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About Lancaster University

Lancaster University is a world-class centre for teaching, research and business engagement and enterprise, located on a beautiful campus in the Northwest of England. Lancaster is ranked top ten in all three major UK league tables, has been named University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework - the new government-led teaching ratings and undertakes research rated as ‘World-leading’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Lancaster’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is home to over 20 disciplines, with many placing in the top 10 in the major UK league tables and top 100 in the world rankings. We have been ranked in the top 50 for Arts & Humanities by the Times Higher Education in their ‘world top 100 subjects’ rankings for 2019. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), a number of subjects are ranked in the top ten in the UK including Politics, Philosophy and Religious Studies (PPR), Sociology, English, Creative Writing, Linguistics and European Languages and Culture, Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts and Educational Research.

Business Engagement and Enterprise

Lancaster has delivered SME focussed projects and programmes with a combined value of over £150m since 1998. It has worked with over 11,000 SMEs, created more than 6,500 new jobs and generated 250-plus start-up businesses. The University delivers a significant portfolio of SME support programmes (totalling c.£50m in the last year) and engages all four academic faculties in supporting typically 600+ SMEs annually. Lancaster was ranked as the leading UK University for Regeneration and Economic Development activities in 2016, through the HE Business and Community Interaction Survey. It was one of only three universities nationally to be initially presented with a Small Business Charter Gold award.

We offer relocation allowances for staff (grade six and above) who have to move to join us, and have engaged the services of a relocation partner (HCR Ltd) to assist with international relocations.

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