Opening For Strategic Partnership Manager: Reading

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Strategic Partnership Manager: Reading

 Start date: March 2015
Interview date: w/c 23 February 2015
Post type: Full-time, 24-month fixed term in the first instance
Hours: 35
The University of Reading is seeking an exceptional individual to make a major contribution to the implementation of our Vision, Ambition and Strategy for 2026, our centenary year. This role is focused on enhancing our strengths in the health-related disciplines, one of the key priorities within our strategy, by enhancing our strategic partnership with the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBH), and with other important health-related organisations within the local region and beyond.
The main purpose of the role is to drive the development of collaborative initiatives between individual researchers and groups at the University and the RBH in the first instance, extending in due course to other organisations within the Oxford Academic Health Sciences Network. This activity is expected to deliver an increased level of translational research, new opportunities to drive impact from research, establish new teaching programmes, and develop a strategic partnership at institutional level between the University and the RBH.
This is an exciting opportunity for a strong candidate who is adept at initiating, developing and maintaining strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships with key external partners. The role is jointly funded by the RBH and the Oxford Academic Health Sciences Network, demonstrating the shared commitment of these organisations to growing and enhancing our existing strong working relationships. The role will span the three organisations, requiring a candidate who is adept at bridging the gap between the academic and clinical environments.
The successful applicant will have a strong NHS background and will be able to apply their strong business development, management, and delivery skills to the relationships and opportunities formed within the role. We would be interested to consider secondment arrangements from organisations within the NHS.
Main duties and responsibilities
Drive collaboration between the University and the RBH to deliver a step-change in the translational research activity and income, stimulate high quality examples of impact from research, and develop new clinically-aligned teaching programmes;  
Lead the development of the strategic, institutional level partnership between the University and RBH, enabling joint step-change initiatives to be developed;
Raise the visibility and reputation of the partners and gather external intelligence through key regional, national and international forums, in order to identify opportunities for new teaching or research initiatives and enhance the partners’ standing as prominent institutions in the health sector; 
Informal contact details
Contact role: Head of Strategic Projects
Contact name: Dr Kate Hough
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6220
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Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Head of School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
Contact name: Professor Laurie Butler
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 1543
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To apply formally, please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)
Please quote the relevant reference number. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Job Ref: PM14149