Business Development Lead (574819)

Salary: £45,585 - £56,021

FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Term:  Fixed Term (Three-year 2024-27)
Closing date: 07 January 2024


The Centre for Energy Policy is looking for an experienced and dynamic business development professional to join our rapidly expanding impact focused and policy-facing research centre. The Business Development Lead will play a pivotal role in ensuring that we continue to produce the high quality, independent and policy relevant research essential to energy and climate policy development in the UK and beyond, the Net Zero transition and the associated public policy landscape.


Responsible for shaping and driving the Centre’s fundraising strategy, the Business Development Lead will work closely with the CEP team to develop successful funding bids.  They will also manage engagement with key funding partners across industry, civil society and Government agencies that underpin the Centre’s research.  In addition to this they will play a pivotal role, alongside project leads, the Centre Manager and other University of Strathclyde professional staff, to ensure that projects are delivered to the highest standards and in line with funder requirements.


We are looking for someone with considerable experience of business development/fundraising. You will be able to lead the development of complex bids involving multiple partners from across academia, industry, government and civil society. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience and understanding of submitting successful  proposals to funders such as UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Government departments, industry and/or philanthropic/civil society organisations.  They will also have the ability to develop networks of contacts and relationships across these key groups of stakeholders. The post holder will have oversight of identifying new business opportunities that align with CEP’s ambitions to strategically build out its research and knowledge exchange portfolio and will lead activities that embed business development best practice and enhance fundraising capabilities within the Centre.


Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Hannah Corbett,


Interviews for this post will be held on 22 January 2024.


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Business Development Lead (574819)