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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Data Visualisation
Location:
KTN’s Design and Innovation Effectiveness team is based at KTN’s main office in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London and the successful candidate will be expected to work regularly from the London office. Home-based working is also possible. Some UK travel is also anticipated within the post duties.
Salary:
£31,447 - £39,310p.a
Posted:
15 days ago
Applications close:
24 June 2019

Job Purpose

To provide the analytical expertise and creative direction in transforming data and evidence available to KTN into engaging and persuasive narratives. This role builds the capability of KTN’s insights team to translate the significance of patterns, trends and issues found through data enquiry, into public-facing, engaging assets, both digitally and in hard copy.

Reporting to: Head of Design and Innovation Effectiveness

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager Level 1

Salary: £31,447 – £39,310p.a

Location: KTN’s Design and Innovation Effectiveness team is based at KTN’s main office in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London and the successful candidate will be expected to work regularly from the London office. Home-based working is also possible. Some UK travel is also anticipated within the post duties.

Scope: The role will be based in the Design and Innovation Effectiveness team, concentrating primarily on developing assets generated across the team.

This role will suit individuals who are bold and imaginative in the way they communicate information visually, with an eagerness to work across the innovation landscape. This may be in relation to different sectors and industries, for instance representing the potential of artificial intelligence, or the opportunities for new healthcare treatments. Or they may be in relation to innovation opportunities across the UK, demonstrating strengths or gaps across the country. The role will be delivering a varied portfolio of design projects simultaneously across the organisation, with a large emphasis on showcasing innovation activities, strengths and capabilities across industry sectors and different UK regions.

You are a storyteller at heart, with the graphic design skillset to communicate a wealth of often complex information into simpler, accessible and visually striking messages. You will bring the creative flair and imagination to help elevate and distinguish KTN’s assets from the outputs of other innovation organisations.

Alongside your design skills you will need to be comfortable dealing with the outputs of data analysis. You will work alongside the insights team who will undertake the main data investigation but you will advise them on the optimal ways of ensuring the right questions are asked of the data to bring out the best possible results for visualisation.

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 central to that in helping to translate the available evidence and technical insights in particular areas.

Key accountabilities

  • Supporting KTN projects which deliver on innovation processes and practice
  • Developing the external profile of the KTN in relation to informing and leading public discussions in relation to innovation in the UK
  • Undertaking internal reporting and monitoring KPIs
  • Using analytical capability to advise others on the most suitable approaches to handling data in order to realise different ways of presenting it
  • Demonstrating critical thinking in examining numbers, trends and data, to see ‘the bigger picture’ and present insightful conclusions

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
  • Taking a lead on the design process for creative and imaginative ways of delivering insights and key messages to particular audiences
  • Fostering a culture of creativity across the organisation in relation to data and storytelling and generate best practice for other teams in engaging storytelling
  • Encourage engagement, collaboration and knowledge transfer between designers, technologists, innovators, business and academics
  • Advocate the use of design early in the innovation process externally and internally
  • Strengthening KTN’s analytical capabilities through creative approaches in visualising complex data sets clearly and concisely
  • Deliver visually engaging publications, many of which need geographical representation of multi-layered data

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

Click here to download the complete job description.

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 Monday 24th June at 12p.m.

Telephone interviews will be conducted w/c 24th June, and Face to Face Interviews will be on 9th July at our Head Office in London.

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Marketing Manager (12 months Fixed Term Contract)
Location:
Edinburgh or London (office based), with some UK travel expected.
Salary:
up to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 June 2019

Job Purpose

To plan and deliver marketing activities in order to expand connections with target businesses and research organisations and provide valued communications to the organisations that connect with us. The role provides marketing services to find and attract new connections and to promote deeper engagement with existing members of KTN’s network to facilitate collaboration and knowledge transfer.

Reporting to: Communications Team Manager

Grade: Business Support Manager, level 1

Salary: up to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience

Location: Edinburgh or London (office based), with some UK travel expected.

Scope:

Marketing across directorates and on KTN corporate marketing projects as needed. The role covers all marketing activities along the customer journey – content development, social marketing etc. with a particular focus on the provision of outreach marketing to attract interest from a wide range of stakeholders for projects that span across a number of research and industrial sectors.

Key accountabilities:

  • Contribution to the development and execution of the annual marketing plan
  • Taking a lead role in spreading best practice across the communications team and the wider KTN, staying up to date with new and innovative tools and developments and acting as expert advisor to colleagues
  • Implementation of the annual marketing plan which is designed to drive consistency and increase the return on investment of:
    • Social marketing using third party platforms and tools
    • Email marketing with appropriate automation and dynamic content
    • Content production and promotion
  • Provision of marketing services to attract new connections or to deepen engagement with existing members of KTN’s network. For example, through the creation and promotion of valuable, targeted content or by driving attendance at events
  • An essential focus on the desired outcomes of each activity, with strong calls to action that drive deeper engagement and specific measured outcomes

Job responsibilities: include but not limited to:

  • To deliver marketing for KTN directorates driving quality improvements and ensuring messages are suited to the target communities
  • To contribute to the development of the annual digital marketing plan as an expert in outreach to new audiences
  • To craft engaging and creative written marketing communications for use across a wide range of channels including news, in-depth articles, e-newsletters and social media
  • Ability to analyse deep technical content or reports and create engaging and relevant content and narratives for a wide range of audiences
  • To develop effective information flows with directorate and project teams
  • To implement the defined measurement strategy and report on marketing effectiveness across all disciplines in support of KPIs
  • To work as part of a flexible marketing team
  • To look for ways to innovate and improve KTN’s marketing practice and participate in the evolution of the team’s activities
  • To build a broad network across all directorates, understanding the priorities, key themes and interests of the businesses served by each team in order to develop effective marketing plans
  • Continued development of expertise in creative methods of outreach to build new connections for KTN

To read the full job description, please click here.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK, as sponsorship 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 Wednesday 19th June. Applications will be reviewed when received, so early applications are encouraged. We also have 2 openings for permanent Marketing Manager posts; please apply separately to those positions if interested. When applying, please state whether your application is for the permanent or fixed term post.

Telephone interviews will be conducted between 3rd – 7th June. Face to Face Interviews will be on 14th, 20th and 21st June in London, and on 24th and 25th June in Edinburgh.

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Marketing Manager - 2 posts
Location:
Edinburgh or London (office based), with some UK travel expected.
Salary:
up to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 June 2019

Job Purpose

To plan and deliver marketing activities in order to expand connections with target businesses and research organisations and provide valued communications to the organisations that connect with us. The role provides marketing services to find and attract new connections and to promote deeper engagement with existing members of KTN’s network to facilitate collaboration and knowledge transfer.

Reporting to: Communications Team Manager

Grade: Business Support Manager, level 1

Salary: up to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience

Location: Edinburgh or London (office based), with some UK travel expected.

Scope: Marketing across directorates and on KTN corporate marketing projects as needed. The role covers all marketing activities along the customer journey – content development, social marketing etc. with a particular focus on the provision of outreach marketing to attract interest from a wide range of stakeholders for projects that span across a number of research and industrial sectors.

Key accountabilities

  • Contribution to the development and execution of the annual marketing plan
  • Taking a lead role in spreading best practice across the communications team and the wider KTN, staying up to date with new and innovative tools and developments and acting as expert advisor to colleagues
  • Implementation of the annual marketing plan which is designed to drive consistency and increase the return on investment of:
    • Social marketing using third party platforms and tools
    • Email marketing with appropriate automation and dynamic content
    • Content production and promotion
  • Provision of marketing services to attract new connections or to deepen engagement with existing members of KTN’s network. For example, through the creation and promotion of valuable, targeted content or by driving attendance at events
  • An essential focus on the desired outcomes of each activity, with strong calls to action that drive deeper engagement and specific measured outcomes

Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • To deliver marketing for KTN directorates driving quality improvements and ensuring messages are suited to the target communities
  • To contribute to the development of the annual digital marketing plan as an expert in outreach to new audiences
  • To craft engaging and creative written marketing communications for use across a wide range of channels including news, in-depth articles, e-newsletters and social media
  • Ability to analyse deep technical content or reports and create engaging and relevant content and narratives for a wide range of audiences
  • To develop effective information flows with directorate and project teams
  • To implement the defined measurement strategy and report on marketing effectiveness across all disciplines in support of KPIs
  • To work as part of a flexible marketing team
  • To look for ways to innovate and improve KTN’s marketing practice and participate in the evolution of the team’s activities
  • To build a broad network across all directorates, understanding the priorities, key themes and interests of the businesses served by each team in order to develop effective marketing plans
  • Continued development of expertise in creative methods of outreach to build new connections for KTN

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

To read the full job description, click here.

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 Wednesday 19th June. Applications will be reviewed when received, so early applications are strongly encouraged. Two permanent posts are available. We also have a third opening for a Marketing Manager on a 12-month fixed term contract; please apply to that post separately if interested. When applying, please state whether your application is for the permanent or fixed term post.

Telephone interviews will be conducted between 3rd – 7th June. Face to Face Interviews will be on 14th, 20th and 21st June in London, and on 24th and 25th June in Edinburgh.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Emerging Technologies and Industries
Location:
Based in our Edinburgh office or home working within Scotland or the North of England
Salary:
£31,447 - £39,310pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
24 June 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 physics 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, but much of this role will be spent working with the Quantum Technology community, supporting the on-going work of the Quantum Technologies Special Interest Group (QT SIG) and opportunities arising from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) in this area.

The successful candidate will also be required to work closely with a defined group of Universities, building 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 (KTM1)

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

Location: Based in our Edinburgh office or home working within Scotland or the North of England

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 supporting the successful delivery of the QT SIG. (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.)

The rest of the time will be spent engaging with the academic base to help identify new technologies and opportunities for UK businesses.

Key accountabilities

  • Building and maintaining a good rapport with key stakeholders in emerging technologies from relevant companies, universities, research & technology organisations, government departments
  • Supporting the activities of the Quantum Technologies Special Interest Group
  • 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 and Innovate UK plans

Job responsibilities

  • To support the Project Manager of the Quantum Technologies Special Interest Group to ensure timely delivery of deliverables and outputs
  • 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 UK, as sponsorship is not provided.

Click here to view the full job description.

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 Monday 17th June.

Telephone interviews will be conducted w/c 24th June; face to face Interviews will be w/c 1st July and will be held at our Edinburgh office.

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