Industry Training Development Manager (School of the Physical Sciences)

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The Role:

The University of Cambridge is amongst the leading places in the world for research and teaching in the physical sciences. The School of the Physical Sciences operates across a broad range of scientific areas, which are both integral to the scholarship and research of the University and also of interest to external companies. This is an exciting new business development manager role to lead the identification, planning and delivery of professional education and industry training opportunities with external partners.

Initially, the postholder will focus on existing training programmes in data science and managing the relationship with the associated industry partners. A key purpose of the role will be to identify new opportunities to grow our external partnerships, either by capitalising on existing relationships or creating new avenues to increase the volume and scope of industry training offered within the School.

About You:

The ideal candidate for this role will be:

¿ an experienced, passionate, creative and proactive project manager.

¿ an exceptional communicator who favours a consultative and collaborative approach and is able to work with a wide range of individuals from across academia and industry, including those at a senior level.

¿ skilled at identifying opportunities to develop standard and bespoke programmes with academic and business partners from concept to implementation and evaluation.

¿ able to work in partnership with multiple offices in the School and University to ensure appropriate management and support for the programmes in compliance with University policies.

This unique opportunity for the right candidate might be a stepping stone to or from another role in an educational institution or for someone with a commercial background who would enjoy the opportunity to foster productive and mutually beneficial relationships between the business and academic sectors. Familiarity with the physical sciences could be beneficial for the role but is not essential.

The position is available for an immediate start with the exact date negotiable. This post is fixed term for 3 years.

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Application process

Applicants should submit the following documents with their application:

¿ Curriculum Vitae (CV)

¿ An experience statement of up to two pages setting out your suitability for the role including past work and how it relates to the skills required for this position.

¿ Details of two referees, including e-mail address and phone number, whom the University of Cambridge can contact for references.

The deadline for applications is 3rd December 2023.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit Cambridge for informal discussions and to give a short presentation as part of a formal interview (ideally week commending 11th December 2023).

For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Vivien Gruar, Deputy Secretary of the School of the Physical Sciences at or Meaghan Annear, Head of Development, Physical Sciences at

Please quote reference LA39385 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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