Business Development Officer (IUK)

Full Time
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £32,548 per annum
  • INDUSTRY Education
Job Description

Lincoln is a university looking to the future where we serve and develop our local, national and international communities by creating purposeful knowledge & research, confident & creative graduates and a dynamic & engaged workforce. We will achieve this through a culture of enterprise and innovation.

Research & Enterprise is a central professional support department which works with staff, industry, external partners, students and graduates to drive:

A dynamic research environment
Increased levels of graduate employment and progression
Innovation & productivity levels throughout our region.

We use all these elements together and separately to build wide and deep external partnerships, further developing our role as an ‘active anchor institution’.

Since its establishment in 2011, Research & Enterprise has supported growth in activity and impact such as a doubling in external bidding activity and HEBCI related income and a fivefold increase in student employability interactions. The University has changed significantly during this period and with the development and implementation of a new University Strategic Plan responding to a changing external environment (e.g. Brexit, UKRI etc.) we now have exciting opportunities to create a new model of support for our customers.

This position is an integral part of the Research & Industrial Partnerships team within Research and Enterprise, and will lead on gathering intelligence in areas of Knowledge exchange and innovation, working alongside the Research Development Officers, focused on managing and expanding the University’s existing knowledge exchange (KE) portfolio of products and services, particularly those funded through KTP and Innovate UK, through greater engagement and partnership with industry. The role will contribute to the University’s wider research and innovation goals, particularly the development and delivery of the University’s research strategy. This will be achieved through pro-active targeting of potential funding sources, the preparation and submission of external funding applications, stakeholder engagement, researcher development, and supporting project completion including reporting and audit.

We are seeking to recruit dynamic, proactive, innovative individuals to this post, and other positions within the department, to help drive and build further success.