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Business Relations Manager

Durham University
United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Oct 5, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Business Relations Manager Department: International Engagement and Careers Faculty of Business Grade: Grade 7 Salary range: £35,333 - £42,155 Working arrangements: Working within a highly team focused environment this role will be hybrid over 35 hours per week. The role has the opportunity of international travel. Potential interview date: w/c 17th November 2022

The Role and Department

About the role

This is an exciting role, providing the right individual with the opportunity to grow business and recruiter relationships in a global market. You will be developing and managing relationships with multi-national corporations and national and regional business of all sizes. You will create, implement and review business development planning that targets and markets to key sectors and locations across the globe and is reflective of our student base. As well as attracting new businesses and organisations to the school, you will also be account managing existing ones, ensuring the school deepens the relationships with key organisations towards being corporate partners. Essentially you will be working with organisations to source recruitment opportunities for our students, experience-based scenarios and projects, guest speakers and manage industry insights and forums. You'll be working on creating and developing solutions which influence the employment prospects, skills and capabilities of our students and alumni.

The role is influential in helping the school climb international rankings and enhance its international standing. Your work will help make our students a success and in turn grow the success and influence of the business school.

About the Business School and IEC Department

Durham University Business School, one of the longest established business schools in the UK, is a multi-disciplinary School characterised by academic excellence, internationally rated research and superb student support services. The school's diversity and international standing is reflected in the student intake (with over 110 nationalities); accreditation by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS; and high positions in the UK and European Business School rankings. Further information on the School can be found at

The International, Engagement and Careers Department is all about engaging with people, colleagues, students, alumni, other business schools and universities and businesses across the globe. We are about creating opportunities for our students and alumni to learn, develop and build successful careers. We do this through providing career development and enhancement services, recruitment support, recruitment activities, business events and overseas business and study experiences. We are at the heart of the school and university community doing our bit to enhance the experience of our students.

About You

You're a friendly, people person, who has the determination to make an impact, achieve results and take things to the next level. You will be an outstanding communicator, networker and relationship builder, with a strong track record of growing and developing and growing business relationships and opportunities. Core to making the IEC team effective is the teamwork ethos, so you'll be a team player who will support others and get stuck in when others need help.

Further information about the role and the responsibilities is at the bottom of this job description.

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