Business Development Advisor

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 16 Feb 2023


Cranfield University


School of Management

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £35,559 to £39,434 per annum, with potential progression up to £48,855 per annum

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

About School of Management

Cranfield School of Management (SOM) has long been recognised as one of the most established and most prestigious business schools in the UK, with over 40 years’ experience of educating business leaders. SOM is a Financial Times’ top 40 school and is proud to have triple accredited status by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. It is known for its excellence in leadership development, its deep-rooted relationships with organisations of all kinds, and its focus on transforming learning and research into improved management practice.

The vision of the Bettany Centre is to unleash the entrepreneurial potential of Cranfield. We achieve this by harnessing sound academic knowhow through experienced practitioner lead thought leadership and education, building on the extensive goodwill of our alumni and colleagues. The overall purpose is to enable society to feel the impact of entrepreneurs who think big and have the knowledge, skills and mind-set to make a difference.

About the Role

We currently looking to recruit to the post of Business Development Advisor. The post holder is responsible for the recruitment of participants for the Bettany Centre’s Executive Growth Portfolio and development of key strategic relationships with funding bodies.

About You

It is essential for the individual to be educated to Degree level or equivalent. In addition, it is essential that the successful candidate has in excess of 3 years’ experience in a business development role within higher education with a focus on business support for small and medium sized enterprises.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families . Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                    

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Claire Spencer, Head of the Entrepreneurship Growth Portfolio (Bettany Centre) by email:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: .  Please quote reference number 4398.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 16 February 2023

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