Consultancy Support Manager


Professional Services
QM London
Full Time


£42,405 - £49,785 per annum
Name: Katharine Samuel, Senior Partnerships Manager


About the Role

This role will support the academic community at QMUL to work with external organisations from business, industry, government, and voluntary sectors to provide expertise through consultancy.

The role is based in the Business and Partnerships team as part of QMUL’s Research Services Directorate. The team develops research and commercial based knowledge projects with external organisations from business, industry, government, and voluntary sectors.

The role holder will work closely with academic staff to understand their capabilities and knowledge assets to match with opportunities and support academic staff to create consultancy from their networks. They will work with the Business Development Manager for Consultancy to develop and support consultancy opportunities, ensuring that opportunities are commercially viable, provide benefit to academics and QMUL, and comply with QMUL governance for cost recovery and approvals. The role holder will also work cooperatively with the wider Business and Partnerships team.

This role is client facing (internal and external) and will be expected to be on campus or client sites three days per week.

About You

The successful candidate for this busy and diverse role will understand the importance and value from enabling expertise from the academic community to be harnessed for economic and societal benefit. You will have a strong commercial acumen to develop fee offers and budgets. 

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge strong working relationships with colleagues and clients and communicate effectively with people from differing perspectives and levels of seniority.

You will need to have excellent organisational and time management skills to be proactive in driving opportunities, working in a planned way to meet deadlines, and managing a portfolio of opportunities at different stages.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes for.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

16/04/2024, 23:55 

26 April 2024

This opportunity is closed to applications.