AURIL2017 Annual Conference
5th and 6th October 2017


Bristol Marriott Royal
College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA 

Contact: Fiona Lees
  0141 548 4754

Consultancy Manager
Closing 06 March 2017

Reference: 1705
Salary: £32,004 to £38,183
Location: University of Sussex

Applications are invited for this full-time post in Research and Enterprise Services, which is responsible for providing professional services and support for the University’s research and enterprise activities, including the commercial exploitation of the University’s intellectual property.

The post-holder will be based in the Research Development team which provides advice and professional support to the University's academic staff in their pursuit of research and knowledge exchange funding.

This post will support the growth of consultancy activity across the University, and deliver an excellent professional consultancy service for both academic and external customers. 

This is a new role that will suit an enthusiastic individual with a strong business-focused track record.

You will work with Schools to develop their consultancy strategies, and you will establish a “one-stop shop” providing tailored advice and professional support to academic staff looking to secure consultancy opportunities.

You will market the University’s expertise to external customers and explore wider opportunities for cross-selling the University’s offerings.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in sales and customer relationship management roles.

It is also preferable that they have some experience of the Higher Education sector and an understanding of the role of consultancy in a University, as well as a sound understanding of contractual considerations in the provision of consultancy services. 

You should have a marketing / business degree or equivalent, or be qualified by experience. 

The role will occasionally involve travel (with overnight stays) to events and meetings. 

Enquiries about this post can be made with: 
Rossana Dowsett, Head of Research Development 
Email: or Tel: 01273 889608

For more information and to apply please visit the website of the University of Sussex.