Impact & Partnership Development Manager / Officer (Geo-resources Digital Lead)

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 18 Feb 2024

Exeter Innovation

This new full-time post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis funded from grant income until 31 March 2025, with the possibility of extension depending on future plans for the Geo-resources cluster.

The post is based in the Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) division and will work closely with colleagues in the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) and the Cornish Chamber of Mines and Minerals.

The role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus, at local company offices, and occasionally from home.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This post can be offered at Impact & Partnership Development Manager (IPDM) or Impact & Partnership Development Officer (IPDO) level. Please specify in your application which post(s) you wish to be considered for.

Summary of the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the University of Exeter (Camborne School of Mines) and the Cornish Chamber of Mines and Minerals (CCMM) in a major project to develop the Geo-resources sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The numerous exploration and development projects for the critical minerals, lithium, tin and tungsten, and for geothermal energy are a key opportunity for the region. Building on the success of the Deep Digital Cornwall project and its state-of-the-art visualisation suite, this role will concentrate on the Data, Information & Innovation theme of the project. The project is funded by the Shared Prosperity Fund and Cornwall and Isle of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership,

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about digital resources and can work with a range of data-types, including especially geospatial data, Topics might well include minerals exploration, minerals safeguarding, virtual reality and/or mobile data platforms to showcase the strengths of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Geo-Resources sector. Coordinating/supporting activities such as feasibility studies, workshops and masterclasses.and creating an  ‘Information Platform Action Plan’ with CCMM and its Cornwall Mining Alliance members are also important parts of the role.

Please ensure you read the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for full details of this role at the two different grades offered by clicking on the attachment.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024).  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.  More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (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. Our Camborne School of Mines (CSM) is the UK’s multidisciplinary mining school, with research and teaching in mining, geosciences, environmental, socioeconomic and circular economy subjects. It is located in a beautiful part of the country on the University’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall at the heart of a thriving community of geo-resources projects and companies that work worldwide.

The Cornish Chamber of Mines and Minerals (CCMM)

The Cornish Chamber of Mines is the key delivery partner on this project. The CCMM was established in 1917 to promote strategic mineral interests and continues to work closely with mineral developers and regulatory bodies today.  It is a non-profit organisation, comprised and managed by members from across the mining and legal sectors in South West England. Through its members and associates the CCMM has access to a significant network of relevant and experienced inter-disciplinary specialists. A key objective of the CCMM is to promote the abundant professional mining and mineral expertise within the South West region and to this end it has been instrumental in the development of the Cornwall Mining Alliance (CMA), which it governs. It is based at the Wheal Jane Earth Science Park.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. 

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 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 and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


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

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Frances Wall ([email protected] ) or Dr Claire Eatock ([email protected] ) for further information on the role before applying.

Interviews are likely to be in the week beginning 26 February, possibly Tuesday 27th.  

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