Business Development Manager (Health) - QMUL26771

About the Role

The primary role of the Business Development Manager is to prospect for new clients and thereby increase business. They will also be required to grow and retain existing accounts by presenting new services and funding opportunities, such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to clients. Reporting to the Senior Partnerships Manager (Health), the post-holder will be part of an established Business and Partnerships Team of Queen Mary’s Research Services Directorate. They will work closely with our academic community, providing a high-level of client focus, to develop and maintain key partnerships and commercial opportunities. This will require the identification of business partners and funding opportunities; attending and organising relevant meetings and events; supporting high quality research bids and advising on opportunities to further develop research and Knowledge Exchange activities.

About You

The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and relationship management skills, alongside a proactive, creative approach to resourcing academic research. Ideally, you will have experience of working at the interface between public and private sectors, gained through working in a similar role in a research intensive University or commercial environment.

About the Department

The role sits within a friendly Business Development team that is part of Queen Mary University of London’s Research Services Directorate.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 6, £48,035 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Women, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Kalpana Chaturvedi at

The closing date for applications is 28 November 2021. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
28 November