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Marketing and Business Relationship Manager, South Africa

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

Marketing and Business Relationship Manager, South Africa

Salary Range: ZAR 440 000 – 460 000  

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) works to build the leadership capacity necessary to tackle critical global challenges. CISL has a subsidiary branch now based in Johannesburg, South Africa known as Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (South Africa) (CISL SA). The Southern African market is one of potential growth, including growing the range of work and extending the team accordingly.

This is an exciting role which is responsible for assisting the development and management of the CISL SA portfolio through business development, client and network relationships, and programme coordination.

The purpose of the Marketing and Business Relationship Manager is to undertake management responsibility for a growing network of client leads, programmes and related stakeholder activities in South Africa. The role holder will support the Director and Development Director to secure and deliver education programmes and services in accordance with the portfolio targets and strategy.

The role holder is responsible for managing relationships with key external contacts involved in the development of the market and the delivery of programmes, working with clients and delegates, international alumni and CISL ambassadors, local delivery partners, government and civil society entities. The role holder will input into strategies to manage relationships with the network and will be responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating implementation.

The role involves extensive liaison with other CISL staff in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, including CISL’s Corporate Relations and Marketing team, colleagues delivering programmes in the portfolio, CISL Associates and Fellows involved in delivery, and external partners and suppliers. The role holder will also be responsible for ensuring activities run in accordance with CISL standards and operational processes, including monitoring and managing budgets, and overseeing programme and network venue events.

Applicants must be committed to the values that underpin CISL’s work and should demonstrate in their application how they meet the essential skills and experience as outlined in the further information document.

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2021.

This post is full-time and located in Johannesburg, and at other CISL and client offices or external venues as required. National and regional travel on a regular basis and occasional international travel will also be required.

To submit an application for this position, candidates are required to send a CV and cover letter addressing their suitability for the role, to

CISL is an equal opportunities employer and candidates from all backgrounds and predispositions are encouraged to apply. 


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The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

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