University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Business Engagement Manager

United Kingdom

Closing in 7 days

Business Engagement Manager

Are you an experienced and ambitious Business Engagement professional looking to further your career in one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities? Would you like to progress and develop sustainable long-term relationships with life sciences business partners and help them connect to research, innovation and professional learning opportunities within the Faculty of Biological Sciences? Are you a confident leader capable of building excellent working relationships with academic and industrial colleagues?

This is an exciting opportunity to drive the development and delivery of the business engagement framework to help life sciences business partners connect to research, innovation and professional learning opportunities within the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds.

You will work with academics, research facility managers, research & Innovation development managers and professional services colleagues across the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Reporting to the Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation, Pro-Dean for Student Education and Director of Operations, you will take a lead role in helping to connect business partners to professional development opportunities and accessing nationally leading research facilities and equipment, enabling organisations to benefit from collaborating with a world leading Higher Education Life Sciences Faculty.

We are looking for a professional and proactive individual to work with academic and professional services colleagues across the Faculty of Biological Sciences to develop existing relationships with business partners, develop more corporate relationships and to ensure a seamless, connected service to help grow the Faculty's research and professional learning portfolio.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020. We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact :

Kevin Corke, Director of Operations, Faculty of Biological Sciences

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences School/Institute: Biological Sciences Faculty Offices Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 8 Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum Working Time: 100% Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (for 3 years - to complete specific time limited work) Release Date: Thursday 08 February 2024 Closing Date: Thursday 29 February 2024 Reference: FBSFO1198 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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Business Engagement Manager


University of Leeds


United Kingdom


February 09, 2024

Application deadline

February 29, 2024

Job type



Biology,Chemistry,Business and Economics

About the employer

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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