Impact and Partnership Development Manager (Corporate Partnerships)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 09 Feb 2023

Innovation, Impact and Business

This part time post (0.8 FTE) is available from 1st April 2023 on a permanent basis. The role offers the opportunity for hybrid working - some time on campus, some from home and can be based at Streatham Campus, Exeter or Penryn Campus, Cornwall.

Summary of the role

The Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) Division aims to bring a new focus to partnership and collaborative working with external corporate partners and to drive place-based innovation. This post will work in a new Corporate Partnerships team to deliver an outstanding client management service as well as working with our Faculties and Departments to support the development of new Corporate Partners and provide intelligence on new opportunities for growth in the portfolio. We have 18+ strategic and corporate partnerships with globally influential organisations and each relationship has opportunities to enhance research and education programmes at Exeter.

Experience and knowledge of customer relationship management, a good knowledge of university priorities as well as a passion for business development and communicating opportunities is required. This role will also develop resources and training programmes connected to the programme and provide robust reporting and analysis to inform business decisions in the programme.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City .

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

For further information, please contact Brigid Howarth, Interim Assistant Director Sector Development and Corporate Partners, email:

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