Head of Environment and Clean Growth

University of Exeter

Exeter, , GB

Attachments: Further Particulars P71746.pdf
Job description

Innovation, Impact & Business

The University of Exeter is a World leader in Environment and Clean Growth with a significant range of academic, scientific and policy expertise, research and training offers.  It has strong relationships with businesses and other non-academic partners in these sectors and makes a real impact on society and the economy.

We are looking for an experienced, driven leader for the Sector Team who serve as the University’s expert professionals for building collaborations with commercial and non-commercial organisations in sectors as diverse as Water, Clean Energy, Bioeconomy, Agritech, Aquatech, Environmental Policy, Climate Change, international development and Circular Economy.

The successful candidate will have experience of working successfully with partners from across academic, public and private sectors and will have extensive knowledge of industry trends and research, education and knowledge exchange needs of the environment and clean growth sectors. They will be responsible for coordinating and driving existing activities in this area, identifying opportunities to deliver greater value to these sectors, working with researchers from across disciplines and colleges, and engaging with industry practitioners across the UK.

Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) is the professional team that supports and drives this critical work.  Its key aim is to secure significantly greater value and impact from relationships with partners drawing on the University’s education, research and physical assets.  This includes research collaboration, commercial services, new venture development, skills, placements, and education partnerships. The Head of Environment and Clean Growth is a senior Impact and Partnership Development Manager and will work as part of the IIB Senior Management Group.

This full-time post is available on a permanent basis. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

For further information, please contact Sean Fielding, Director, Innovation, Impact and Business email: [email protected]

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document by clicking on the attachment above.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce                                                              

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and 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. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City


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





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