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Knowledge Transfer Adviser – Project Executive
Location:
Home based (South) or office (London)
Salary:
£31,447 to £39,310 pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
2 days ago
Applications close:
06 December 2019

Job Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to contribute to the organisational objectives of the KTN by delivery of project and business support for the Knowledge Transfer Advisor team, primarily in their delivery of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership Program.

Reporting to: Knowledge Transfer Partnership – Project Manager

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM), Level 1

Salary: £31,447 to £39,310 pa (depending on experience)

Location: Home or KTN London office

Scope:
This is a full-time role either home based (South) or office (London).  The role will provide project and business support to the KTA team at the KTN.

Key accountabilities

  • Project support for the KTA team
  • Project support for delivering the KTP Microsite
  • Ongoing systems and process development for the team
  • Supporting Senior Knowledge Transfer Advisors (SKTA) on ad hoc projects

Job responsibilities

  • KTA Team:
    • To support the team with the overall delivery of the KTP programme and ensure the team is compliant with Innovate UK systems.
    • To support the promotion of the KTP programme to external and internal stakeholders.
  • To help coordinate the team, updating the team calendar, maintaining the KTP google drive, suporting the KTP marketing working group and associated activities.
  • To manage, plan and support the running of the quarterly team meetings – held regionally
  • KTA Programme Delivery:
    • Support the implementation of activities and new initiatives often as a result of an uplift in funding from Government.
    • Responsible for managing the KTP Microsite (www.ktp-uk.org)– responding to all enquiries, content updates, and liaison with the KTN webteam.
    • Support the KTP comms manager on promoting the KTP microsite and KTP Associate vacancies.
    • Support on the overall delivery for the KTP Programme marketing and comms plan, including managing the team’s Social Media platforms.
    • Support all aspects of the delivery of the Annual KTP Awards event, liaising with Events team on logistics

Systems and Process Development:

  • To help develop the standard operating procedures and document management system for the KTA Programme working with the Senior KTAs.
  • To liaise with the Innovate UK KTP team all aspects of the KTP programme, setting up our staff members on their systems.
  • To be familiar with KTN procedures as they affect Directorate performance and help team members with compliance.
  • To provide support to the events management and communications teams as required.
  • To help track KPIs and other indicators of performance for the team.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K without restrictions as sponsorship for visas is not provided.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by 6th December 2019.

Telephone interviews will be conducted w/c 9th December, and Face to Face Interviews will be between 16-19th December in London.

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Finance Transactions Supervisor
Location:
KTN Harwell Office. Travel to other KTN locations as required.
Salary:
£30,000 to £35,000
Posted:
6 days ago
Applications close:
22 November 2019

Job Purpose

To assist the Finance Manager to deliver an effective, efficient and robust transactional finance function to support the operations of KTN Limited. Assisting with improving processes, policies and maximising relationships with stakeholders, both internal & external.

Reporting to: Finance Manager

Grade: Business Support Manager (BSM), Level 2

Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 pa (depending on experience)

Location: KTN Harwell office. Travel to other KTN locations as required.

Key accountabilities

  • Ensuring all transaction processing is accurate, timely and in line with KTN Ltd policies
  • Providing support and guidance to junior members of the finance team
  • Assisting the preparation of management accounts
  • Preparation of accrual and prepayment journals
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Internet banking: Download of statements and upload of payments.
  • Assisting with the improvement of KTN Ltd financial processes, procedures and controls
  • Maximising relationships with internal & external stakeholders

Job responsibilities 

  • Purchase Ledger
  • Supervise the purchase order system, in line with KTN Ltd policies
  • Oversee the purchase ledger to ensure that all purchase invoices are processed accurately and timely
  • Oversee payments to ensure supplier accounts are settled within agreed payment terms
  • Upload of payment files via internet banking.
  • Company credit card management
  • Staff expenses management

Sales Ledger

  • Ensure that all sale invoices are raised accurately and timely and in line with KTN Ltd policies
  • Ensure debtors are settled within agreed payment terms
  • Manage the routine credit control and work with the Project Leads and Finance Manager to resolve issues

Reporting

  • Assist with the preparation of management accounts, including:
    • Accruals and prepayments
    • Journal entries
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • Assist the Finance Manager with preparation of Statutory Annual Accounts
  • Assist the Finance Manager with preparation of the external audit

Other

  • Provide support and guidance to junior members of the finance team
  • Assist in implementing developed processes within the finance team
  • Work with Finance Projects Supervisor to assist in project reporting
  • Monitor and report on compliance with finance procedures, policies and updates
  • Daily download of the bank statement
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders and ensure queries are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Conduct Finance Induction for new KTN staff
  • Support Finance team during busy times and provide absence cover if required
  • Any other tasks that the Finance Manager may require assistance with

Performance Management

  • Manage workload efficiently and effectively
  • Monitor workload of junior members of the finance team
  • Meet internal and external deadlines

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K without restrictions as sponsorship for visa’s is not provided.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by 22nd November 2019.

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Finance Projects Analyst
Location:
KTN Harwell Office. Travel to other KTN locations as required
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 pa
Posted:
12 days ago
Applications close:
22 November 2019

Job Purpose

To assist the Finance Projects Supervisor to deliver an effective, efficient and robust financial management of KTN’s projects and high-quality support to Budget Holders, Project Leads and Directors. Assisting with improving processes, policies and maximising relationships with stakeholders, both internal & external.

Reporting to: Finance Projects Supervisor

Grade: Business Support Manager (BSM), Level 2

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 pa

Location: KTN Harwell Office. Travel to other KTN locations as required

Key accountabilities

  • Managing projects finance reporting requirements
  • Ensuring that all external claim, invoicing and reporting deadlines are met
  • Assisting with the improvement of KTN Ltd financial processes, procedures and controls
  • Maximising relationships with internal & external stakeholders

Job responsibilities

Project Management

  • Financial management of projects including claim preparation
  • Produce monthly financial reports for Budget Holders and Project Leads to agreed deadlines
  • Provide regular updates to the Finance Projects Supervisor of all project related activities
  • Monitor project costs and investigate any adverse variances
  • Support the Budget Holders and Project Leads to achieve accurate planning and forecasting of business activities, revenues and project costs
  • Assist with the company budget and forecast cycles including in year profiling
  • Assist in the external audit of claim submissions
  • Maintain the finance project register
  • Be the first point of contact for project finance queries
  • Flag any issues to the Finance Projects Supervisor in a timely manner

Other

  • Monitor and report on compliance with finance procedures, policies and updates
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders and ensure queries are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Support Finance team during busy times and provide absence cover if required
  • Any other tasks that the Finance Projects Supervisor may require assistance with

Performance Management

  • Manage workload efficiently and effectively
  • Meet internal and external deadlines

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK without restrictions, as sponsorship for visas is not provided.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by 22nd November 2019.

To view the job description, click here.

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Analyst
Location:
Home or office-based with some UK travel expected. KTN offices are in London or Edinburgh.
Salary:
£31,447 to £39,310 pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
12 days ago
Applications close:
29 November 2019

Job Purpose

To extend KTN’s analytical capability to deliver data and services for tracking and improving innovation performance. To provide additional capabilities to KTN’s Insights team to experiment and evaluate new ways of working and the effectiveness of the organisation’s interventions. To provide the analytical expertise to translate the significance of patterns, trends and issues in data available to KTN into engaging and persuasive narratives.

Reporting to: Head of Innovations Insights & Policy

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM), Level 1

Salary: £31,447 to £39,310 pa (depending on experience)

Location: Home or office-based with some UK travel expected. KTN offices are in London or Edinburgh

Scope:

The role will be based in the new Innovation Insights team, concentrating primarily on analysing and developing assets generated internally and accessed externally. The scope of the work extends to cover most industries and technology sectors across the UK.

As one of several analysts, you will need to be comfortable dealing with the design, management and analysis of original data enquiry as well as investigating existing data sources and exploring new avenues of enquiry in these datasets. You will work as part of a team creating the best possible representations of the data for internal use and publication.

The role will be delivering a varied portfolio of projects simultaneously across the organisation, with a large emphasis on showcasing innovation activities, strengths and capabilities across several industry sectors and different UK regions.

An important part of the role is to better understand and utilise the data which KTN holds on companies in order to be able to prioritise the ones who would benefit most from KTN support. This will include assisting other teams in evaluating the effectiveness of different approaches and ways of working with companies.

KTN’s mission is to enhance the impact of collaborative R&D in the UK as well increasing and disseminating KTN’s understanding of innovation capabilities within a range of sectors and UK regions. We want to be the best innovation network in the world. This role is important to that in helping to translate the available evidence and technical insights in particular areas.

Key accountabilities

  • Enhancing KTN’s in-house analytical capability to support KTN’s ambition of being the world’s most effective innovation network
  • Collating evidence of KTN’s impact to support KTN and Innovate UK delivery plans
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of how KTN operates and continually improves its offer and service to its customers
  • Effective support to Directors and Senior Managers in delivery of the Business Plan, enabling year on year improvements in performance efficiency
  • Undertaking internal reporting and monitoring KPIs

Job responsibilities

  • Developing KTN’s portfolio of tools to support innovation effectiveness across the organisation
  • Provide technical support and capability in the design and production of a coherent portfolio of data insights/ assets for KTN
  • Build internal KTN capability in evidence gathering to support what works in innovation networking
  • Taking ownership over internal data and assets regarding KTN’s engagement with companies and designing analytical processes to help evaluate and understand what works regarding our support.
  • Support teams across KTN in assessing effectiveness of innovation interventions adopted by other companies and organisations
  • Work closely with KTN’s CRM manager to extract and monitor meaningful data on KTN’s activities to assess progress and effectiveness of KTN interventions with companies
  • Strengthening KTN’s analytical capabilities through creative approaches in visualizing complex data sets clearly and concisely
  • Deliver visually engaging publications, many of which need geographical representation of multi-layered data
  • Updating and enriching the profiles of existing datasets such as in relation to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK without restrictions, as sponsorship for visas is not provided.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by 29th November 2019.

Face to Face Interviews will be on 10th December and prior to this, telephone interviews will be arranged.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Emerging Technologies and Industries
Location:
Based from home or within one of two office locations (Central London or Edinburgh), with considerable UK travel expected
Salary:
£37,737 to £49,792 pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
13 days ago
Applications close:
29 November 2019

Job Purpose

Emerging Technologies represent a step change from existing technologies and are usually still close to the academic / science base. They might be low on the Technology Readiness Level, with improvements required in their performance, but they have the potential to disrupt the market and generate great commercial impact.

We are looking for a determined, bright, analytical and goal-orientated individual to join our Emerging Technologies team. The post requires someone with a science or engineering background, but also someone with a general enthusiasm across all branches of science and technology, to provide business support to companies and identify new applications of Emerging Technologies.

The post will be extremely varied, working with businesses across a multitude of sectors and will offer the candidate the freedom to develop projects in emerging areas to the benefit of the broader UK economy.

The successful candidate will also be required to work closely with a defined group of Universities, working with our team of Knowledge Transfer Advisors, to build relationships with their Technology Transfer groups to help identify new Emerging Technologies with application across other sectors and to help stimulate the adoption of new technologies from the research base.

Reporting to: Head of Emerging Technologies and Industries

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM), Level 2

Salary: £37,737 to £49,792 pa (depending on experience)

Location: Based from home or within one of two office locations (Central London or Edinburgh), with considerable UK travel expected

Scope

This role will work closely with other KTN sector teams to identify and understand how technologies/industries relate to other emerging and established sectors. Approximately 50% of the successful candidate’s time will be spent engaging with the academic base to help identify new technologies and opportunities for UK businesses.

The rest of the time will be spent either supporting the existing projects of the broader team, or developing new projects in the form of a Special Interest Group or shorter projects to scope out the potential for very early technologies. (Special Interest Groups are a very high-profile activity at the KTN and a mechanism for delivering cross convening activity with cross disciplinary teams. They are strategically important, innovative and have external visibility.)

Key accountabilities

  • Building and maintaining a good rapport with key stakeholders in emerging technologies from relevant companies, universities, research & technology organisations, government departments
  • Facilitating collaborations that drive innovation in the UK
  • Facilitating investment into the collaborations that drive innovation in the UK
  • Identifying and prioritising emerging technologies and industries, through close working with a portfolio of Universities
  • Forming new communities in emerging technologies and industries and identifying where there is a compelling case for a new Special Interest Group
  • Working with Sector teams within KTN and Innovate UK, and external businesses to identify new applications of Emerging Technologies in different markets.
  • Identifying income generating projects and proposal writing
  • Delivery of KTN plans

Job responsibilities

  • To directly engage with University groups and businesses through making new connections and collaborations, both within and across evolving supply chains, and providing access to funding
  • To design, plan and deliver events and workshops and author reports if applicable
  • To actively facilitate and contribute to cross-sector collaborations
  • To track outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics capture
  • To contribute to KTN-wide internal communications and projects, helping colleagues as required
  • To support KPI delivery and provide regular reporting of activity and outcomes.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K without restrictions as sponsorship for visa’s is not provided.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by 29th November 2019.

Telephone interviews will be conducted between 2nd & 3rd December, and Face to Face Interviews will be between 9th December.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Aviation
Location:
Home or office-based with regular UK travel expected. KTN hub offices are in London, Harwell and Edinburgh.
Salary:
£31,447 to £49,792 (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
29 November 2019

Job Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with current and relevant knowledge and experience in aviation to join the Transport Team at KTN. The successful candidate will support programmes of work focused on efficiency and decarbonisation improvements in the movement of people and freight by air. The role involves providing innovation support to companies working in the aviation sector and associated industries, driving knowledge transfer between the science base and industry, promoting networking and enabling innovation.

The post involves working with Innovate UK, the Department for Transport (DfT), industry groups and across academia to deliver innovation programmes and support businesses to access relevant funding streams and catalyse new business partnerships. The successful candidate will have some experience of the aviation industry and understanding of the challenges for airports, airlines and associated industries.

The aim of the Transport Team is to support the UK’s mobility innovation agenda in relation to government’s Industrial Strategy including the Future of Mobility and Clean Growth Grand Challenges. The team covers all traditional transport modes, passenger and freight, whilst remaining agile to respond to new and emerging innovations (e.g. Hyperloop, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)).

The post holder will also be required to support aerospace related activities and work with colleagues across KTN (e.g. Manufacturing, Materials, Enabling Technologies).

Reporting to: Head of Transport

Grade: Salary £31,447 to £49,792 (depending on experience).

Location: Home or office-based with regular UK travel expected. KTN hub offices are in London, Harwell and Edinburgh.

Key accountabilities

  • Support development and implementation of future strategy and work programmes for aviation.
  • Support the development of cross-cutting application areas such as biofuels, data, robotics, AI, security and space for the benefit of aviation stakeholders by working with other staff in KTN.
  • Identify and monitor trends and opportunities for innovation through interaction with business and the technology base.
  • Ensure that industry is aware of the funding opportunities for aviation related innovation.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for industry to meet with peers and potential collaborators through the organisation of workshops and meetings.
  • Visit companies, research institutions and universities, in the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with external stakeholders, departments, forums, groups active in related areas.
  • Deliver and assist in the support of new funding streams related to industrial challenges including delivering collaboration events.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK as sponsorship is not provided.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org by 29th November 2019.

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