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Partnership Development Manager

LUMS - Partnerships & Engagement
Salary:   £42,036 to £48,676
Closing Date:   Monday 26 August 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 10 September 2019
Reference:  A2644

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), one of the UK’s leading Management Schools, in the role of Partnership Development Manager, based within the Partnerships and Engagement Team.

At LUMS we are proud of our strong collegial culture and are committed to providing a challenging and inspiration education for our students, enhancing graduate employment opportunities and improving productivity and organisational performance by developing and leveraging our academic excellence.  Key to this is the further development of our business engagement capacity.

In support of this objective, we have recently established a central Partnerships and Engagement Team to build and maintain partnerships, networks and engagement activities with business and policy makers.  The team provide a gateway to access academic expertise and student talent and have a reputation for outstanding work in the fields of knowledge exchange and transfer, executive education and customised programmes for large, small, public and private sector organisations.  

Working collaboratively with academic colleagues, the Partnership Development Manager will build and maintain relationships with external organisations and internal stakeholders to develop and support engagement initiatives regionally, nationally and internationally.  The role has a primary focus on diverse income generation and the demonstration of impact, we are looking to expand both our range of partners and our range of engagement activities which will include, KE, executive and professional development, economic regeneration projects, collaborative and contract research and student based industrial partnerships.

We are looking to attract applicants with a proven ability to develop, win and deliver projects with external organisations, to influence and enthuse stakeholders and who understand the potential application of research and teaching.  We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best staff, celebrating equality and diversity and recognising contribution.  

We hope that the role is of interest and look forward to hearing from you.  For an informal discussion, please contact either the Associate Dean for Engagement, Jane O’Brien ( or the Head of School Administration, Sue Atherton ( 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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