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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Rail
Location:
Home or office-based with some UK travel expected. KTN hub offices are in London, Harwell and Edinburgh.
Salary:
£37,737 to £49,792 (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
06 February 2020

Job Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with current and relevant knowledge and experience of the rail industry to join the Transport Team at KTN. The role involves providing innovation support to companies working in the rail sector and the supply chain, driving knowledge transfer between the science base and industry, promote networking and enabling innovation.

The role involves working with Innovate UK, the Department for Transport (DfT) and Network Rail to deliver innovation programmes and support businesses to access relevant funding streams and catalyse new business partnerships. There is a requirement to identify opportunities to drive forward the implementation and delivery of the rail industry’s strategies (such as the underpinning capabilities for the rail technical strategy) and sector deal, seeking to grow UK capability.

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)).

 

Reporting to: Head of Transport


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

Location: Home or office-based with some 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 rail.
  • Support the development of cross-cutting application areas such as manufacturing, digital, zero or low carbon fuels, data, robotics, AI, security and space for the benefit of rail 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.
  • Lead and deliver briefing and networking events for Innovate UK, DfT and Network Rail
  • 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.

 

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K without restrictions as sponsorship for visas 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 6th February 2020.

Telephone interviews will be conducted between 18th – 19th February 2020, and Face to Face Interviews will be on 4th – 5th March 2020.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Agri-Food Crops Sector
Location:
Home-based or Edinburgh/London if office working is preferred
Salary:
£45,000 - £53,000 (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
31 January 2020

Job Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced individual to join us in providing innovation support to companies within the plant and crops sector. The role will facilitate business growth and help promote and drive knowledge transfer between the science and technology base and industry, promoting networking and stimulating innovation relevant to AgriFood businesses. You will help catalyse and support the development of new technology enabled products and processes across the wide range of sectors and industries that will benefit business, the economy, the environment and society.

The post will be varied, working with businesses across the AgriFood sector but with a focus on opportunities driven by challenges of the plant and crop-based businesses.

Reporting to:  Head of AgriFood

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM 2/3)

Salary: £45,000 – £53,000 (depending on experience)

Location: Home-based or Edinburgh/London if office working is preferred

Key accountabilities

  • Lead in the delivery and support of new funding streams related to industrial challenges relevant to AgriFood
  • Take a leading role in the development and delivery of an AgriFood work programme within the KTN
  • Develop future work programmes in agreement with stakeholders and team members, particularly seeking innovative new opportunities which cut across sectors and technologies
  • Lead and support on delivery of external projects especially in the business development, client-facing and industry interaction areas of programmes
  • Seek opportunities for KTN, with potential for new growth opportunities
  • Identify, monitor and act on trends and opportunities for innovation through interaction with business and the technology base
  • Drive the development of new networking opportunities for industry to meet with peers and potential collaborators through the organisation of workshops, meetings and other means
  • Ensure that industry is aware of the funding opportunities within the AgriFood research and innovation sphere
  • Actively engage and visit companies, research institutions and universities, mainly within the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities.

Job responsibilities

  • Take a leading role to understand the business needs and opportunities for the growth of UK Industry and the scientific capabilities of the research base, and work closely with the AgriFood team in facilitating the transfer of knowledge within and between these groups and the establishment of new collaborations
  • Understand and facilitate access to Knowledge Transfer support mechanisms for businesses and to help develop funding and investment applications
  • Promote the benefits of KTN and innovation within a business context to the UK sector including the preparation of promotional material and the use of various media
  • Display and maintain a good commercial awareness in a broad range of topics of relevance to the UK capability
  • Liaise closely with KTN staff in all communities to ensure a good understanding of other sector activities, to ensure well informed and integrated working
  • Make a leading contribution to the writing of articles for newsletters and blogs of interest to our members
  • Lead on the organisation of meetings, workshops, networking events and exchange programmes in a variety of commercial and scientific areas
  • Undertake necessary administrative duties including the timely completion of accurate reports, meeting minutes and expenses
  • Work within the KTN structure in a flexible manner, e.g. take part in joint activities with colleagues in other teams.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K without restrictions as sponsorship for visas 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 31st January 2020.

To view the job description, click here.

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