Strategic Partnerships Director

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Jul 2022

Full time starting salary from £70,960 per annum

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

We welcome applications to the position of Strategic Partnerships Director, a critical senior role within our University and School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing. 

About the Role

This is a key role in the University, and pivotal to the growth and development of partnerships across the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM). Reporting to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of School, the post-holder will be responsible for establishing the business partnership strategy for the School and implementing and maintaining a number of key strategic partnership collaborations within this overall strategy framework. You will have direct responsibility for growing the level of industrial, academic and government participation with Cranfield, nationally and internationally across a range of industry sectors and will be expected to be a key contributor to the shared technology goals of the strategic partnership models. You will also provide insight, and influence at a very senior level in the University to ensure the School’s education and research portfolio and capabilities retain a leading position in the market. 

About You

You will have a Masters level qualification in relevant discipline to School’s capabilities and/or equivalent significant experience at a very senior level in relevant field and role. You will also have experience leading major industrial partners on high value collaborative research projects and proven experience of managing high value multi-disciplinary projects within industry or academia. 

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations. At the forefront of aerospace, manufacturing and transport systems technology and management for over 70 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing industry.

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 also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  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 Professor Iain Gray,

Apply online now . Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4141.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 31 July 2022

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