Strategic Partnership Manager – Creative & Digital

Nottingham Trent University has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading modern higher education institutions. This is based on its comprehensive and innovative academic offering, its relevant research excellence, and its deep-rooted links with business, industry, and civic institutions. Following the launch of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, the University continues to innovate and invest in its engagement with employers and economic partners.

A new strategy for external engagement has been developed, which prioritises building strategic multifaceted strategic relationships with organisations. To support this aim, the EEE Directorate has established a team to drive forward strategic partnering in the following priority sectors: University now wishes to recruit a Strategic Partnership Manager for the Creative and Digitalsectors.

The Strategic Partnership Manager – Creative and Digital will lead the University’s external engagement activity with key external partners in those sectors, bringing a high level of expertise and knowledge. The successful candidate will be familiar with and advise on sectoral policy and engagement practices. They will also establish sectoral intelligence which will be used to identify target organisations and maximise the outcomes from these relationships, managing sector action plans and strategic partner relationships across the University’s portfolio.

The successful candidate will have expert, knowledge of the Creative and Digital sectors and a strong understanding of those organisations and their challenges. Their focus will bring clarity to the sector needs and opportunities for both the University and its partners that will result in long term mutually beneficial strategic relationships. Your track record of initiating, facilitating and maintaining impactful partnerships will be demonstrable and exemplary, highlighted by your successful experience of working in the Creative and Digital sector or organisation.

If you thrive in a dynamic environment of challenge and opportunity, have experience of working to or within the Creative and Digital sector and have ambition and passion in developing long term value driven partnerships, Nottingham Trent University can offer an exciting role, a competitive salary and the professional support to ensure you succeed.

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If you have any specific queries in relation to this position please contact, Jason Rhodes, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Commercial Services on 0115 848 3979 or via email:

Please be available to interview on Monday 8th October 2018.

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Jason Rhodes

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Start Date

25th August 2018

Closing Date

26th September 2018