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Business Development Analyst and Bid Manager

Enterprise & Partnerships

Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345 (Pro rata) per annum
Full Time (please see advert) Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 07 January 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 22 January 2019
Reference:  1089118VB

We are seeking an individual to join a small team providing business analysis and bid management support, and developing new business opportunities in health and care research.

The Wessex Institute is an enterprise unit at the University of Southampton. We provide high-quality, practice based research to support decision makers in healthcare. We exist to make a difference to society through research and the way it is prioritised, funded, managed, disseminated and used. We are proud of our national and international reputation and collaborations.

Our Enterprise and Partnerships team is responsible for identifying, developing, and winning new business opportunities. The Business Development Analyst and Bid Manager role provides end-to-end bid management support, delivering informal proposals and formal responses to invitations to tender. This requires project management of the process and of subprojects such as contracting and resource planning, together with expertise in bid making and content development of specific bids. It also provides analysis and a forward view of markets, offerings, and potential partners for our services, which contribute to business plans. The successful candidate will lead specific business development projects to address new market opportunities.

The Business Development Analyst and Bid Manager will increasingly support work programmes that coordinate enterprise activity across the Faculty of Medicine and wider University. They will also work with a wide range of partners internally and externally; and with external entrepreneurs and providers to identify, develop and evaluate potential innovations.

Candidates must be educated to degree level or equivalent work experience, preferably in a health or scientific area, with practical knowledge of analysing information and drawing conclusions. They will have:

  • The ability to prioritise and manage own workload and work on own initiative to a high standard; 

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and; 

  • To be able to analyse complex problems and apply professional knowledge to solve them. 

Experience in bid management, tendering and contracting processes is desirable, together with a detailed understanding of research management processes, research funding and delivery systems, and the way that these functions interact with each other and external stakeholders. A significant amount of travel will be required to fulfil the role, primarily in the UK with some overnight stays.

The position is based at the University of Southampton Science Park in Chilworth, and is a permanent post. It is full time; however part time working or job share arrangements will be considered. Please mention in your application if you are only available for part time hours and/or job share.

We offer excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and opportunities for career development in a professional and pleasant working environment. As an employee of the University you will also benefit from full access to the main University leisure, arts, and library facilities.

Enquiries can be made to Dr David Stevenson, Head of Business Development, tel: 023 8059 5649 (Internal: 25649), email:

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.  We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University Recruitment department will be closed from close of business on Thursday 20th December to Wednesday 2nd January 2019, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Rosie McPhail (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 1089118VB on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Medicine 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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