Partnership Manager (South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone)

University of Lincoln

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National Centre for Food Manufacturing



From £37,099
per annum

Please note, this post is fixed term until 4 March 2025, and full time at 37 hours per week.

Closing Date:  

Sunday 07 January 2024

Interview Date:  

Wednesday 17 January 2024



Do you have experience in partnership building, communication, and the use of digital technologies for marketing and engagement?

We are looking for an individual to join our team and build lasting connections between the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone (SLFEZ), the local business community, residents, tenants, and other stakeholders, to ensure that the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) and its offering is well communicated, fully understood, embraced, and maximised. You will have an integral role in achieving the strategic goals and ambitions for the site and will help to generate interest, engender support, and attract stakeholders.

The SLFEZ is the UK’s leading cluster hub for the food sector, benefitting from its location in the heart of the UK largest collection of food businesses. The zone is intended as a catalyst for the Agri-tech and Agri-food sectors, increasing productivity and bringing innovation, and higher-level skills for these sectors in an area where employment in the food industry is significant.

An integrated partnership between the University, the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP), Lincolnshire County Council (LCC), and South Holland District Council (SHDC) has facilitated the first phase development of the SLFEZ. The partners, as members of the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Programme Board, are now working to bring the full development to fruition, stimulating investment and business growth to realize Greater Lincolnshire’s ‘Food Valley’ ambition which is to be a global ‘top-ten’ food hub.

The University will lead the project on behalf of the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Programme Board and you will be dedicated to serving this partnership. The University of Lincoln is globally reputed for its Agri-tech and Food Manufacturing research and education. The NCFM is a leading provider of skills and research for the UK’s food manufacturing sector and along with its sister school, the Lincolnshire Institute of Agri-food Technology (LIAT), is a key resource supporting the growth and sustainability of Greater Lincolnshire’s Agri-food businesses.   

Along with colleagues in the NCFM and the LIAT, you will also work closely with the team in Research & Enterprise, the University’s central support department which oversees strategic external partnerships such as the University South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone Programme Board, ensuring the University’s position as an ‘anchor’ within Greater Lincolnshire’s business and civic communities.

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this exciting opportunity, please contact Valerie Braybrooks, Dean of Holbeach & NCFM, at [email protected] .

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