Impact and Partnership Development Manager: Food Systems and Conservation

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 25 Aug 2022

Impact Innovation and Business

This new full-time post is available from immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

Ranked among the top 150 universities in the world, Exeter has become one of the UK’s fastest growing and fastest rising research universities. We are investing in the Directorate of Innovation, Impact and Business to drive forward our already strong relationships with business; grow our potential for significant impact; and galvanise regional and global innovation. 

The IPDM Food Systems and Conservation will be responsible for an interdisciplinary portfolio of partnerships and collaborative opportunities between the University and external stakeholders within public and private sectors, working with everyone from regional SMES to multinational corporates. The post holder will support the development and manage an ambitious and exciting range of initiatives including the Exeter Food Research Network and our Strategic Partnership with the National Trust. The postholder will work in a interdisciplinary environment working closely with other theme leads in IIB, such as Health and Wellbeing, Bioeconomy, Engineering and Net Zero.

We’re looking for a collaborative team player who can unlock opportunities and build partnerships to deliver solutions to the ecological, climate and food system crisis as part of IIB’s high profile Environment and Clean Growth Team.

The successful candidate will be interested in the latest research impacts across the economy and society, and possess excellent communication skills.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 


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: Alex Huke (Head of Environment and Clean Growth, Innovation Impact and Business) / 07917348284

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