Enterprise and Innovation Programmes Manager – Translational Funding

University of Exeter
February 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £41,732 up to £44,263 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable)

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Enterprise and Innovation Programmes Manager – Translational Funding

Job description

Exeter Innovation

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

This full time post is available immediately until March 2026 on a fixed-term basis and may be extended subject to funding.

Summary of the role

The University of Exeter is part of a vibrant regional entrepreneurial community. The University has strong relationships with businesses and other non-academic partners, drives innovation, supports entrepreneurship, and makes a big impact on society and the economy.

Exeter Innovation(EI) is the professional services division that supports and drives this critical work and the Translational Funding Portfolio (TFP) is a dynamic and expanding range of funding sources used to maximise the economic and social impacts that arise from University research. We invite applications from highly motivated professionals keen to join our team to administrate and manage the successful delivery of these funds. This is a varied and rewarding role, working with academics from all Faculties of the University, and collaborating with external partners in order to achieve impact.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Full responsibility for the efficient, timely and accurate administration of the TFP including maintenance of large and complex data sets and filing systems
  • Line managing the TFP team to ensure that the TFP and all associated activities are run in accordance with funder terms and conditions, UoE requirements, and financial regulations
  • Supervison of the administration of multiple termly internal competitive funding calls including assisting with proposal development and review
  • Managing the set up and administration of all funded projects, providing project management support as and when required
  • Managing the administration and successful delivery of training sessions, workshops and networking events
  • Budget management - to include monitoring of all funded project budgets and preparation and management of the overall TFP budgets.
  • Reporting on the TFP both internally and externally
  • Bidding for additional funding
  • Representing the University on TFP networks
  • Monitoring the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion performance of the TFP
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

    The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Ruth Stansfield (Senior Enterprise and Innovation Programmes Manager), [email protected].

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