Jobs at Goldsmiths
Strategic Partnership Officer
The Research, Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange Department delivers the University’s Research, Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange strategy. The Pro-Warden for Research and Enterprise provides academic leadership of this area and the Department is under the strategic management of the Director of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange who reports to the Pro-Warden for Research and Enterprise.
The Strategic Partnership Officer will proactively scope new emerging funding opportunities and support the development and maintenance of the University’s relationships and partnerships. Working closely with the Academic Leads for Enterprise, Research and Knowledge Exchange (as well as with the Director of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange and other colleagues), the post holder will support their drives to grow the University’s strategic partnerships by providing important intelligence and day-to-day management and oversight.
The post holder will develop new opportunities and maximise existing ones, with the aim of growing and supporting a manageable number of strategic partnerships, and will also help ensure that partnership planning is appropriately coordinated across the University, so that it can play to all its strengths and priorities. In managing relevant ‘live’ engagements and partnerships, we will look to the post holder to ensure that systems are in place to ensure that monitoring and oversight is in place to ensure that they deliver beneficial outcomes.
The role requires a proactive and strategic individual with excellent interpersonal skills able to engage and work well with external funders and prospective partners, as well as work collegiately internally across different teams within the University. Strong analytical skills will also be required as the post holder will be expected to be able to develop new ideas for partnerships and develop accompanying business cases/external bids from scratch.