Innovation Funding Manager


10th March 2024

Based in the heart of the UK, Loughborough University is one of the country’s leading universities with world-leading research.

We are investing heavily in the growth and development of our Research and Innovation Office and are recruiting a large number of roles to strengthen our high-performing service.

The Research and Innovation Office plays a leading role in shaping and delivering the University’s research and innovation activities and provides a high quality, added value and seamless service to researchers across the research development pipeline.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Innovation Funding Manager to join the Research and Innovation Office to drive growth in our innovation funding portfolio.

This is a full time and open ended position, on a Management and Specialist Grade 7 salary of £45,585 – £54,395 per annum. In addition, we offer a generous annual leave allowance of 30 days, plus Bank Holidays and University closure days, hybrid dynamic working arrangements, a range of childcare support initiatives and benefits, fantastic on-campus facilities, and many other benefits.

The purpose of this role is to provide strategic and operational management to the University’s Knowledge Exchange and Innovation funding portfolio to ensure its continued growth and success in line with the University’s strategic ambitions.

The post holder will provide cross-cutting institutional partnership development support with a specific focus on the realisation of collaborative opportunities arising from innovation funding from funders such as Innovate UK (IUK). This will include direct business engagement and networking, scoping collaborations, horizon scanning for and proactively disseminating funding opportunities as well as facilitating and supporting the development of innovation funding applications.

For more information refer to the Job Description and Person Specification document.

If you have any further questions about this role, please contact Kathryn Burchell, Head of Partnership Development and Knowledge Exchange by email at

The closing date for receipt of applications: Sunday 10th March

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 21st March

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