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Part time Knowledge Transfer Adviser – Northern Ireland
Location:
This position will provide support for the Northern Ireland area. Based from home or one of the KTN offices in London or Edinburgh. There will be significant local travel, and occasional travel to elsewhere in the UK.
Salary:
Knowledge Transfer Advisor, part time role of 3 days per week. (0.6FTE) £27,000 - £33,000pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
3 days ago
Applications close:
01 January 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 of 20 advisers spread across the country, and reports to a Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser.

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Advisor, part time role of 3 days per week. (0.6FTE) £27,000 – £33,000pa (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.

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.

Location: This position will provide support for the Northern Ireland area. Based from home or one of the KTN office in London or Edinburgh. There will be significant local travel, and occasional travel to elsewhere in the UK.

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.

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To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to hr@openktn.co.uk by Monday 1st January 2018.

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Knowledge Transfer Adviser – South Yorkshire
Location:
Based from home, or one of the KTN offices in London or Edinburgh. Significant local travel required in South Yorkshire.
Salary:
£45,000 - £55,000pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
3 days ago
Applications close:
01 January 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 of 20 advisers spread across the country, and reports to a Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser.

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Advisor, Full time.

Salary: £45,000 – £55,000pa (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.

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.

Location: This position will provide support for the South Yorksire area. Based from home or one of the KTN office in London or Edinburgh. There will be significant local travel, and occasional travel to elsewhere in the UK.

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.

Click here for the full job description

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to hr@openktn.co.uk by Monday 1st January 2018.

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Customer Services Coordinator
Location:
office based at Business Design Centre, London
Salary:
Co-ordinator Level 2 £23,000- £26,500 (depending on experience)
Posted:
15 days ago
Applications close:
01 January 2018

Closing date extended to 1st January 2018

Job Purpose: To provide a friendly and efficient service in response to KTN enquiries, whether by phone, e-mail or face-to-face. Ensure the day-to-day running of the London KTN office by working collaboratively with other team members, especially the events team.

Reporting to:  Executive Assistant to CEO

Key accountabilities

  • Meet and greet visitors to the London office and direct them to their host/meeting room
  • Oversee day to day upkeep and tidiness of the office environment
  • Handle telephone and e-mail enquiries, provide information about company services where necessary, log enquiry details on CRM, transfer to relevant colleague and ensure effective follow up
  • Update business contacts on CRM
  • Maintain key statistics on the number and nature of enquiries and response rates
  • Manage meeting room bookings, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives and assistants, stakeholders and clients to coordinate a variety of meetings
  • Ensure a/v equipment in meeting rooms is in working order and troubleshoot any requests for help
  • Facilitate office mailing, couriers and order receiving
  • Manage supply ordering, stocking and purchase requests relating to office supplies
  • Manage both stock and shipping of event collateral and materials including tracking equipment and replenishing items as needed
  • Support other team members where necessary, e.g. booking travel, assisting with event preparation

Job  Responsibilities

  • To manage time and workload responsibly
  • To take responsibility for contributing towards your own development with the guidance of the Line Manager, attending training courses as identified
  • To show commitment to company values in all aspects of your role
  • To act as a positive ambassador for the business
  • To attend to any reasonable request made by the Management team
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Experience and qualifications

  • Excellent web skills
  • Microsoft Office skills including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience of managing multiple priorities
  • Experience in a customer service setting
  • Experience with using a CRM system advantageous
  • An interest or experience in events administration and/or marketing advantageous

Competencies

  • A people person – excellent interpersonal skills and calm under pressure
  • This role requires a highly motivated, selfstarting individual
  • Able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal, good listener) – database knowledge would be an advantage
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Determined and enthusiastic
  • Flexible, reliable, adaptable and trustworthy
  • Proficient in the use of normal office software
  • Demonstrates commercial awareness
  • Ability to work off own initiative
  • Team player, displays integrity, with a positive outlook and attitude to work and a willingness to “muck in”
  • Good communicator

For the full job description please click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to hr@openktn.co.uk by 1st January 2018 (note extended closing date!)

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Security and Defence
Location:
Home or office based working with considerable UK travel
Salary:
KTM Level 3: £45,500 - £60,000 (depending on experience)
Posted:
15 days ago
Applications close:
01 January 2018

Closing date extended to 1st January 2018

Reporting to: Senior Manager – Head of Complex Systems

Scope: Defence and Security Industry Sectors

The role will provide general support across the Complex Systems team, focusing on Defence and Security, including working with major defence primes (and their supply chains) and interaction with their customers in MoD, Home Office, and the Security and Intelligence agencies. This role will form the key enabling role for KTN’s engagement with the Defence and Security industry sectors.

The role requires meeting KTN Key Performance Indicators with particular attention to business interaction, Innovate UK support and engagement with relevant Research Councils.

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager; note that the jobholder requires significant knowledge and experience of the industries served.

Key accountabilities

  • Development and support for KTN and Innovate UK delivery plans
  • Building and maintaining active industry communities, including having a good understanding of the innovation landscape in the area – preferably first hand
  • Operating the Defence and Security Advisory Board, an industry-focused group of senior players within the Defence and National Security sectors with interest in innovation
  • Strategic company engagement, establishing and maintaining the top level stakeholder contacts in these industries
  • Managing specific tasks to successful delivery, including cross cutting projects
  • Facilitating networking across communities and inspiring colleagues across KTN, matching end-user requirements for defence and security with innovative and novel solutions from the wider supply chain (across all technology areas and market sectors)
  • Reporting and KPIs

For full job description please click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to hr@openktn.co.uk by Monday 1st January 2018 (note extended closing date).

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