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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Projects
Location:
Home or office based working with significant UK and potentially International travel expected.
Salary:
£42,000pa to £54,000pa depending on experience
Posted:
7 days ago
Applications close:
09 November 2018

Job Purpose: The job purpose is to deliver high quality projects on behalf of the organisation.  The role is focused on KTN’s cross sector projects, business change and business growth activities.

Reporting to: Head of Projects and European programmes

Scope: KTN’s cross-sector projects, business change projects and growth activities.

The role will be based in Directorate C and will work with all directorates across KTN. The role encompasses:

  • Management of projects as the project lead;
  • Management of project work packages;
  • Delivery of specific project tasks, including supporting delivery of projects managed by another project lead;
  • Scoping and development of project proposals and plans for both internal purposes and in regard to KTN’s business growth activities, including providing advice to colleagues;
  • Supporting the development of KTN’s maturity in project management practices and project delivery.

The role will suit an individual who enjoys delivering a varied portfolio of projects, often being deployed at short notice to provide the necessary expertise to shape, drive and deliver projects.  The individual may be involved in several projects simultaneously or deployed for a period of up to six months or more on a single project. As such there is the opportunity to gain significant experience in the full range of sector based activities in KTN and develop an expertise on deploying best practice in project management to deliver demanding projects on time, within budget and to customer expectations.

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager Level 2 or 3; Salary Range £42,000pa to £54,000pa depending on experience

Location:  Home or office based working with significant UK and potentially International travel expected.

Key accountabilities

  • Professional project management deployed in projects where the individual is a member of the project team.
  • High quality project plans and proposals to secure income growth, with appropriate level of detail to minimise risk on project delivery.
  • Project reports which provide the status of progress against plan for Senior Management review.
  • A growing network of stakeholders which recognise the paid service delivery capability of KTN.
  • Project leader of selected projects which deliver results on time and to budget.
  • Leader of work packages within projects in support of the project leader, including delivery of project tasks to deliver results on time and to budget.
  • The preparation of high quality proposals to secure income from a range of organisations with appropriate level of detail to ensure successful delivery.
  • The development of project timing plans which provide robust and clear routes to project delivery.
  • Expert support to colleagues across KTN in the preparation of their project plans and proposals.
  • Training, coaching and mentoring of colleagues in application of project management methodologies and tools.
  • Contributing to the development of KTN’s project management toolset.
  • Reporting status of progress against project plans, activity and outcomes for review by KTN management.
  • Active promotion of the services KTN offers to stakeholders across the UK resulting in increased income generation.
  • To contribute to KTN wide communications (e.g. Yammer) and project reviews, helping colleagues as required.
  • To track progress of businesses to determine outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics (KPI) capture.

Job responsibilities

  • Project leader of selected projects which deliver results on time and to budget.
  • Leader of work packages within projects in support of the project leader, including delivery of project tasks to deliver results on time and to budget.
  • The preparation of high quality proposals to secure income from a range of organisations with appropriate level of detail to ensure successful delivery.
  • The development of project timing plans which provide robust and clear routes to project delivery.
  • Expert support to colleagues across KTN in the preparation of their project plans and proposals.
  • Training, coaching and mentoring of colleagues in application of project management methodologies and tools.
  • Contributing to the development of KTN’s project management toolset.
  • Reporting status of progress against project plans, activity and outcomes for review by KTN management.
  • Active promotion of the services KTN offers to stakeholders across the UK resulting in increased income generation.
  • To contribute to KTN wide communications (e.g. Yammer) and project reviews, helping colleagues as required.
  • To track progress of businesses to determine outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics (KPI) capture.

 

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 Friday 9th November 2018.

We anticipate beginning to conduct telephone interviews on 6th November. Applications will still be considered while interviews are in progress and the deadline for applications will be midday on 9th November. First face to face interviews will start on 21st November.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – European Programmes
Location:
Home or office based working with considerable UK and EU travel expected
Salary:
£37,000pa to £48,000pa depending on experience
Posted:
7 days ago
Applications close:
09 November 2018

Job Purpose: To support KTN’s programme of European engagement including Horizon 2020 with the main emphasis to increase business engagement with appropriate European programmes and ultimately grow UK return on investment.

Reporting to: Head of Projects and European Programmes

Scope: European Programmes, particularly H2020.

The role will provide technical and project management capability with a primary focus on the theme of European programmes, across KTN and with four main areas of activity and delivery:

  • Identification and prioritisation of relevant European programmes for UK business and KTN itself.  Scoping and development of project proposals.
  • Management and delivery of selected projects that are cross-cutting in nature (i.e. span most of KTN activity)
  • Support to UK companies seeking to participate in European programmes, including delivery of themed workshops in partnership with KTN colleagues, relevant National Contact Points and Enterprise Europe Network.
  • Supporting the development of KTN’s maturity in project management practices and project delivery.

Grade:  Knowledge Transfer Manager Level 2, Salary Range £37,000pa to £48,000pa     depending on experience

Location:  Home or office based working with considerable UK and EU travel expected.

Key accountabilities:

  • Support to KTN and Innovate UK delivery plans
  • Building and maintaining awareness of European programmes (particularly H2020) and stakeholders (including European Technology Platforms)
  • Delivering H2020 themed workshops to stimulate effective collaborations
  • Support to colleagues in company engagement and Innovate UK competition winners/bidders
  • Support to colleagues who are running H2020 programmes
  • Manage relevant cross cutting H2020 or other projects
  • Reporting and KPIs

Job responsibilities

  • To lead and be a team member in specific tasks within the European Programmes team
  • To manage selected projects that are cross cutting in nature and span much of KTN activity
  • To deliver themed workshops and webinars which help promote and simplify H2020 opportunities and stimulate effective collaborations in support of UK businesses (with support of relevant National Contact Points)
  • To engage with relevant Enterprise Europe Network Sector Groups, seeking opportunities to engage their support in KTN directed activity where appropriate
  • To build and maintain knowledge of relevant influencing routes for future H2020 programmes, including European Technology Platforms, and support the Senior Manager and colleagues in prioritising effort
  • To develop and maintain knowledge of high growth potential businesses, working with colleagues in EEN to determine where KTN can add value to H2020 funded or supported companies
  • To manage or support specific H2020 programmes, particularly those of a cross cutting nature (manage) or to drive cross cutting capability in an otherwise themed programme (support)
  • To directly engage with businesses, providing thematic support for H2020 and signposting to best sources of expertise
  • To track progress of businesses to determine outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics (KPI) capture
  • To maintain a strong relationship with National Contact Points in Innovate UK
  • To seek opportunities for KTN and work with colleagues to submit proposals with potential for additional income
  • To contribute to KTN wide communications (e.g. yammer) 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.

For a full job description, please click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org by Friday 9th November 2018.

We anticipate beginning to conduct telephone interviews on 6th November. Applications will still be considered while interviews are in progress and the deadline for applications will be midday on 9th November. First face to face interviews will start on 21st November.

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Project Support Manager – International Programmes
Location:
Home or office based at London, with significant UK and overseas travel expected.
Salary:
£26,000 to £34,000pa depending on experience
Posted:
16 days ago
Applications close:
02 November 2018

Job Purpose

To grow the UK economy by supporting current international R&D programmes and developing new strategic global partnerships that foster the advancement and exploitation of UK innovation in targeted partner countries.

Reporting to: Head of Development and International

Grade: Business Support Manager Level 1 or 2 (depending on experience)

Scope: KTN’s projects requiring international R&D partnership building and future programme development including income growth activities.

The role will be based in the KTN Development and International team and will work with all teams across KTN to provide expertise in international activities which improve the UK global competitiveness. This will include working with colleagues and members of the KTN and broader Innovate UK connect network to accelerate collaboration and internationalisation of UK innovation across a wide range of industrial sectors. The job holder will also be required to provide competent project to deliver strategic cross-cutting programme for UK government agencies.

Key accountabilities:

  • Actively support the Development and International Team to ensure the successful and timely delivery of KTN’s international project portfolio.
  • Liaison with external contractors and overseas agencies on the administration and planning of programmes and missions.
  • Liaison with the KTN Finance team on project finance and reporting.
  • Contributions to the capture of KPIs, case studies and CRM contents.
  • Coordination of monthly reports to Exec team.
  • Delivery of KTN KPIs, reports.

For the full Job Description, please click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org by 2nd November.

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

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Finance Assistant
Location:
KTN Harwell Office. Travel to other KTN locations as required.
Salary:
£20,000 - £23,000
Posted:
23 days ago
Applications close:
26 October 2018

Job Purpose: To assist the Finance Supervisor to deliver an effective, efficient and robust financial management to support the operations of KTN Limited. Assisting with improving processes, policies and maximising relationships with stakeholders, both internal & external.

Reporting to: Finance Supervisor

Grade: Coordinator

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
  • Assisting with the improvement of KTN Ltd financial processes, procedures and controls
  • Maximising relationships with internal & external stakeholders

Job responsibilities

Finance Function – General:

  • Ensure tasks and deliverables are produced in line with the agreed finance timetable
  • Assist with claim preparation, commercial income, including EU projects
  • Ensure all financial documents are stored appropriately and available for audit/inspection as required

Journal preparation & processing

Support Finance team during busy times and provide absence cover if required

Support the Finance Supervisor and Finance Manager with other activities that may be required

Transaction Processing – Bank:

  • Upload bank transactions onto the finance system
  • Reconcile bank account daily within the finance system
  • Assist in updating the cashflow statement

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
  • Assist the routine credit control and work with the Finance Supervisor to resolve issues
  • Assist with contract and financial year reconciliations

Purchase Ledger:

  • Set up supplier accounts and maintain contracts
  • Raise purchase orders in line with KTN Ltd policies
  • Ensure that all purchase invoices are processed accurately and timely
  • Assist with contract and financial year reconciliations

Expenses:

  • Process cash expenses in line with KTN policies, ensuring staff are reimbursed accurately & timely
  • Process and reconcile credit card expenses in line with KTN policies, raising any issues with Finance Supervisor

Performance Management:

  • Manage workload efficiently and effectively.

 

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 Friday 26th October 2018.

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Knowledge Transfer Adviser – Gloucestershire
Location:
This position will provide support for Gloucestershire, south Wales and north Somerset.
Salary:
Knowledge Transfer Adviser £45,000pa - £60,000pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
26 October 2018

Job Purpose: The job purpose is to facilitate knowledge transfer and innovation linkages between UK business and the UK research base (Universities, RTOs and national facilities), especially via promotion, brokerage, mentoring and support of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). The role is an important component of the Innovate UK family’s strategic relationships with the UK research base.

Reporting to: The role is within KTN’s Directorate of Innovation Effectiveness as part of a team advisers spread across the country, and reports to a Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser.

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Adviser £45,000pa – £60,000pa (depending on experience)

Scope: Assisting UK businesses to innovate, grow and profit from effective transfer of knowledge from the research base into business – covering all technologies and industries.

This position will provide support for Gloucestershire, south Wales and north Somerset, with occasional travel to elsewhere in the UK.

All KTAs have both a local role and a national role, acting as a knowledgeable conduit between the Innovate UK family, the local research base and innovation ecosystem and the national equivalents. A significant part of the role will be the facilitation, brokerage, mentoring and support of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships funded by Innovate UK and other KTP sponsors.

The role will suit an individual who knows how businesses work and enjoys helping them to work better. This will mean working with many different organisations at a senior level and so a passion for effective translation of science and technology into new and improved products, processes and services in business is vital.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Providing a key liaison into innovation activities of the research base (especially HEIs, RTOs and National Facilities) for the Innovate UK family.
  • Providing brokerage, facilitation, mentoring and support for KTP Partnerships by membership of their steering committees and encouraging best practice in Open Innovation and Collaborative Working.
  • Maintaining a portfolio of active KTP projects at target levels and monitoring these, influencing partners towards a positive outcome.
  • As appropriate, promoting KTP to businesses supported in other ways (e.g. Collaborative R&D grant holders).
  • Increasing the level of joined up intelligence on the innovation landscape enabling more targeted support of high-growth-potential innovative businesses – especially ensuring University spinouts and start-ups are properly connected.

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 Friday 26th October 2018.

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