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Business and Research Development Manager

Unit: 
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Salary: 
£40,792 to £48,677
Location: 
Please quote reference: 
16446
Fixed Term Contract to 31/07/2021, with the possibility of this being extended. Full time - 37 hour week
Closing Date: 
6 September, 2019 - 12:00

Business and Research Development Manager.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area (SRA).

We are looking for a highly motivated and self-driven Business Development Manager to support the growth of the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area, a joint initiative between the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).

The Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area is rethinking the changing relationships between states, markets and citizens in the 21st century and the challenges of governance and leadership, such as migration and security. The research encompasses the macro level down to the micro level – from global issues like migration to the private sphere, via the organisations, structures and practices which create public and social value.

The core SRA team consists of a Director, Associate Director, two Research Fellows, six Research Stream Leads, and a Secretary.

You will be responsible for the management and the day-to-day running of the SRA’s activities including budget management, reporting and line management of the secretary.

Working closely with Director, Associate Director and Stream Leads you will identify and build up a number of active contacts with industrial and public sector partners/funders. You will develop new and existing long-term relationships and be creative about the introduction of new business to the SRA.

You will be primarily based in the FBL’s friendly, energetic and supportive, Research, Enterprise and Scholarship office.  

You will have experience of business development and income generation together with relevant project and financial management experience.

Do you have the ability to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, demonstrating tact and diplomacy? Do you have a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship? If so, we want to hear from you!

How to apply

Please submit your application form along with your CV and a covering letter of no more than 1,000 words, indicating why you are interested in the role and how you believe you meet the Skills and Experience. In writing your letter, examine carefully the description of the role and analyse how your skills, knowledge and experience match the requirements.  Please pick out specific examples from your experience which clearly demonstrate that you have the knowledge and capabilities required to resourcing-hub@open.ac.uk    

Please ensure you quote the vacancy reference number 16446. When submitting your application, please make sure that your communication includes the following in the subject line: " Application - Name of Role - Unit / Faculty - Ref No. " 

Closing date :  Mid-day 6 September 2019 

Interview date:  Week commencing 30 September 2019

We expect the interview panel to be   -   Ivana Lickova (Chair person)

​                                                                 Alessandro Sancino (Panel member)

​                                                                 Tracey Beeber (Panel member)

​                                                                 Jacqui Gabb (Panel member)

Optional information: 

Please note: If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest and encourage you to apply for future positions.

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44(0)1908 655544 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number 16446.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Posting Date: 
9 August, 2019 - 15:00