Director of Business Development and Partnerships

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: United Kingdom,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Apr 2021

Natural Resources Institute

Location:  Medway campus
Salary:  £60,905 to £72,691
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 29 April 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  2618-E

The Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich seeks applications for a Director of Business Development and Partnerships.

The role has arisen because of the planned retirements of NRI’s Commercial Director and Director of Capacity Strengthening and Partnerships in 2021. This role combines elements of these two posts with a focus on enterprise and knowledge exchange funding development within the context of international development.

We are proud of our high standards of applied research and enterprise which support economic growth, social impact and sustainability. The Natural Resources Institute has an excellent track record in research, enterprise and knowledge exchange generating in excess of the £14 million per annum as well as winning two Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in the past decade.

The Natural Resources Institute has taken great strides in recent years, not least due to the commitment and energy of our staff to achieve great things against an increasingly complex and challenging external environment. 

As we move into a new era and with a new University Strategy, we are passionate and focused on the future and our collective ambition for the Natural Resources Institute to make a significant contribution to the sustainable Development Goals and make a full contribution to the University of Greenwich become the best modern university in the UK by 2030.  Research, Enterprise and knowledge exchange are areas where the Natural Resources Institute currently makes and will continue to make a significant contribution.

To help achieve our ambition, we are seeking an outstanding individual who will add strategic and commercial insight and experience to the talented management team of the Natural Resources Institute. The successful candidate will work as part of this team to:

  • To develop strategic alliances and implement strategies that adapt to and, where possible, anticipate change and by so doing create alternate income streams covering research, enterprise and knowledge exchange. 
  • To ensure that NRI moves to a more proactive and less reactive footing in terms of research and enterprise income for activities focussed on the UK and/or the global south

If you have ambition, drive, credibility and share our passion for the work of the Natural Resources Institute and its ability to change lives for the better, we encourage you to make an application for the role.

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