Collaboration Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296
11 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty Central (FEPS)

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296
Full Time Fixed Term (3 Years)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 14 December 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1393421GN-R

The SMMI constitutes world class, authoritative, independent expertise, spanning the marine and maritime sectors. We foster new research collaborations, educate the next generation of maritime leaders, and generate knowledge and intelligence for businesses of all sizes, government at all levels and organisations of all kinds. Alone and with partners we create new technologies and innovations to stimulate economic growth and improve quality of life and the environment.

SMMI is now recruiting a Collaboration Manager to join the small core team.  You will be responsible for enhancing the reputation and securing funding for marine and maritime research at the University of Southampton.  You will be accountable for adding value by identifying, supporting and delivering collaboration and commercial opportunities to maximise the impact beyond academia of the University’s research.

As a key member of the SMMI team, you will work with colleagues to develop and maintain relationships with corporate/industry/government agency partners and act as relationship manager for key partners who are looking to collaborate with and access the University’s expertise and facilities. You will provide a central point of contact for access to funding schemes in support of commercial and business collaboration activities.

Commercially astute and technologically aware, you will work with world-class researchers and partners to help shape relationships, secure funding, and develop strong mutually beneficial partnerships.  With excellent communication skills, commercial flair and attention to detail, you will be well organised with the ability to multi-task and work well as part of a dedicated team.  In particular, SMMI is seeking colleagues with in-depth experience in European programmes (e.g., Horizon Europe and forerunner programmes) though the development, funding and oversight of successful consortia and projects.

You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-moving environment.  If you have the relevant expertise and experience with a keen interest to support impactful industry engagement and a proven track record of networking and building strong partnerships, then we would like to hear from you.   

For an informal discussion, please contact: Professor Damon Teagle, Director, Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute, email 

Application Procedure  

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1393421GN-R on all correspondence. 

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