Impact and Partnership Development Manager

University of Exeter
June 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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Exeter (Hybrid)


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


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

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Impact and Partnership Development Manager

Job description

Exeter Innovation (EI)

This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis until 31st March 2027.

Join us at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, an internationally recognised world-leading centre of excellence, as an Impact and Partnership Development Manager (IPDM) for our groundbreaking project, FAILSAFE. This is your chance to contribute to cutting-edge research on antifungal resistance while collaborating with international partners and leading academics. As part of our team, you'll enjoy a range of benefits including the flexibility of a hybrid work model, generous holiday allowances, a comprehensive pension scheme, and a relocation package (if applicable). Take the next step in developing your career with us and be at the forefront of innovative solutions in medical mycology. Apply now and be a part of something truly extraordinary.

Summary of the role

Ranked among the top 150 universities in the world, Exeter has become one of the UK's fastest growing and fastest rising research universities. We are truly interdisciplinary with a significant range of academic, research and training offers. Exeter has strong relationships with policy makers, businesses, charities and other non-academic partners focussed on AMR and makes a real impact on society, the economy and the environment.

The IPDM will be embedded within MRC Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) team and contribute to the smooth running and success of a newly funded project called FAILSAFE (Fungal AMR Innovations for LMICS: Solutions and Access For Everyone - https: //

The main responsibility of the Impact and Partnership Development Manager (IPDM) is to boost and facilitate business involvement and partnerships for the FAILSAFE project. This involves identifying and nurturing new business opportunities, as well as leading key strategic business development projects in collaboration with academic staff and project partners. Additionally, the IPDM will assist in meeting both strategic and operational needs of the project, manage the network of academic and industry partnerships, oversee fund distribution and project outputs, take the lead in engaging stakeholders and partners, support commercialisation efforts by collaborating with experts, and coordinate various aspects such as communications, budgets, and reporting as necessary.

This exciting opportunity will require regular UK and International travel, including travel to low and middle income countries (LMICs).

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 per cent of our research is of international quality and 47 per cent 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

    For any queries please contact Dr Alberto Muñoz (MRC CMM Centre Manager, [email protected]), Hannah Williams (Sector Head for Health and Life Sciences, EI, [email protected]) or the Project Leads Profs Gordon Brown ([email protected]) and Elaine Bignell ([email protected]).

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