Head of Business Development and Partnerships

Leeds, United Kingdom
£51,034 to £59,135 p.a.
10 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you a pro-active and influential professional with significant experience of leading and managing business development and partnership management activity at a senior level? Can you lead and collaborate effectively with others to deliver exceptional digital education services? Would you like to join an award-winning service that is at the forefront of delivering high quality and innovative digital education provision within the Higher Education sector?

Reporting to the Head of Digital Education Service, you will be responsible for business development and partnership activity within the Service. You will develop, lead and implement a strategy to increase our partnerships both internally and externally and expand our portfolio of online learning provision and solutions. You will work closely with other members of the Service Executive Team to ensure the Digital Education Service delivers on the University’s strategic aims and objectives, and continue to keep Leeds at the forefront of Digital Education in the sector.

As Head of Business Development and Partnerships, you will be expected to actively engage with established industry partners to seek opportunities that increase the breadth and depth of relationships as well as identify prospects where there is an opportunity to develop new relationships and online learning provision. You will interpret industry partners’ strategic needs and working with Digital Education Service senior colleagues, translate them into professional online learning solutions.

In this role, you will also be expected to lead and manage a team of Digital Education Managers responsible for providing oversight and partnership relationship management for CPD provision and major, high value internal and external projects, including international corporate clients.

You will have significant senior-level experience of leading and developing successful strategies for business development and partnership management within a large and complex organisation. You will have excellent leadership skills with an ability to motivate and inspire others to achieve service goals. You will also have the ability to influence strategic priorities and successfully shape and align the direction of business development and partnership management through strength of leadership and partnership across the Service and with wider University stakeholders.

If you thrive on working in a complex environment this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in a world-class organisation.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Carol Elston, Head of Digital Education Service, Email: 

Interviews are expected to be held between 5th - 7th August 2020.

Please note: Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles will be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Professional Services
School/Institute: Digital Education Service
Category: Professional & Managerial
Grade: Grade 9
Salary: £51,034 to £59,135 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 years)
Closing Date: Thursday 23 July 2020
Interview Date: See advert
Reference: CSDLS1070
Downloads: Candidate Brief