Cyber Security Partnership Development Manager

Lancaster University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:£44,737 to £51,805
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Cyber Security Partnership Development Manager

Enterprise & Innovation Services Salary: £44,737 to £51,805 Closing Date: Sunday 19 February 2023 Interview Date: Friday 10 March 2023 Reference: 1282-22-R-R

This is an exciting new post which has been created to support strategic partnerships between the University and key cyber and security-focussed organisations in the context of collaborative research, innovation and engagement activities. The post-holder will focus on activities centred in Lancaster University Management School.

From online child exploitation and fraud to national security and defence, cyber security is essential to a safe society and Lancaster's interdisciplinary research teams have already established a globally-leading presence in this vital field, working to protect people, organisations and supply-chains from cyber-attacks and criminal activity.

Lancaster is one of an elite group of universities – and the only one in the North West of England – to be triple accredited for excellence in cyber education and research across the board. This includes National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recognition as a Gold Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education, having an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research and having our Cyber Security Master's programme certified.

We have unique strengths in safe, secure, and resilient digital and cyber systems ranging from forensic and network security to interdisciplinary research at the social and technical interface. We also assist businesses to defend, innovate and grow. The University hosts two nationally leading significant cross-disciplinary research institutes working across the socio- technical interfaces of security and cyber – Security Lancaster and the Data Science Institute. Lancaster is also the lead institution in CREST - the multi-million ESRC-funded UK hub for behavioural and social science research into security threats. Lancaster also played a pivotal role as part of the team behind the bid to locate the National Cyber Force (NCF) in Samlesbury, a £5bn investment to the Lancashire economy.

The post will play a leading role in the strategic development of the University's evolving Data Cyber Quarter, ensuring it develops not only as a physical innovation hub which brings together academics and external cyber, security and related experts, but also as the focal point of a vibrant innovation eco-system full of a diverse range of organisations with the potential for high value and sustainable partnerships with academic colleagues in business and management disciplines. The DCQ will form the Northern gateway of the Northwest Cyber Corridor – an emerging internationally leading cyber innovation ecosystem - stretching from Manchester in the South, where Lancaster has just opened our Digital Innovation Security Hub co-located in Heron House alongside GCHQ, to Samlesbury and the NCF at its heart and then up to Lancaster, the DCQ, and beyond.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with experience of partnership development, a proven ability to communicate University Knowledge Exchange (KE) activity to external partners and an understanding of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) strategy. Excellent communication skills are essential to the role to build collaborations with a diverse range of internal and external partners. Established relevant networks relating to organisational resilience, Cyber Security, Defence and related disciplines would be desirable.

The role sits within the Research and Enterprise Services (RES) division but is based in the Management School. Candidates should contact Colin McLaughlin, Head of Partnerships and Engagement for Cyber Security ([email protected]) or Gill Peers, LUMS Knowledge Exchange Manager ([email protected]), for any questions or informal discussions regarding the role

The role is initially offered on a fixed term basis until 31 July 2024.

We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity. As a truly global and inclusive university, it is no surprise that Lancaster University is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. Students from over one hundred countries make up our diverse campus and over half of our staff come from outside of the UK. Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality and diversity. Our promotion of global values ensures Lancaster is a welcoming environment for all students and staff.

We are proactive in engagement with our staff to help us to understand the lived experiences of our university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University. Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none. It includes facilities for the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

We will also encourage flexible and elements of remote working given the nature of the role, learning from our experience during the pandemic in ensuring the role holder is well supported in doing so.

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The growing reputation of Lancaster is reflected by high rankings year-on-year in three of the UK's major university league tables – The Guardian University Guide 2022 (13th), The Complete University Guide 2023 (11th), and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 (11th). Lancaster is a truly international University with four overseas teaching partnerships (in Ghana, Germany, Malaysia and China) and was been named International University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. Lancaster is ranked 146th out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2023 and ranked 122nd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, up from 136th in 2021. This makes Lancaster 15th out of the 101 UK universities included in these rankings.

The new Knowledge Exchange Framework, which measures how well universities perform in areas from business support to local regeneration, placed Lancaster in the top twenty or thirty percent in five out of seven assessment areas , when compared to 135 English Higher Education Institutions.

The Lancaster Campus is a 560-acre site, which is self-contained yet well connected. The campus is a community of nine colleges and has an array of facilities including banks, shops, cafes, pre-school and health services. Three miles or a ten minute bus ride away is the city of Lancaster which offers opportunities to shop, eat and drink at a variety cafes and restaurants, engage with arts and culture at one of the theatres or museums and visit some of the historical landmarks including the 1000 year old castle.

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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