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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Development and International Programmes
Location:
Office based in London or working from home with frequent visits to the London office and significant UK and overseas travel expected.
Salary:
£37,000 to £45,000 pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
17 days ago
Applications close:
23 August 2019

Job Purpose

In parallel to its core objective of growing the UK economy, KTN also helps to fulfil the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitments by building new strategic partnerships with partner countries and through fostering the advancement and deployment of research, innovation and services to address the local development and socioeconomic needs. The main responsibilities of this new role will be in the delivery of these KTN’s international development projects.

Reporting to: Head of Development and International

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager Level 2 – £37,000 to £45,000 pa (depending on experience). This role will primarily focus on a major Africa project which we anticipate ending 31 March 2025.

Location:  Office based in London or working from home with frequent visits to the London office and significant UK and overseas travel expected.

Scope: The role will be based in the KTN Development & International team and will work with all teams across KTN, Innovate UK and broader stakeholders to deliver KTN’s international programmes and new growth opportunities across all sectors, with an immediate focus on a new programme with Africa.

The role will be based in the KTN Development & International team and will work with all teams across KTN in two key functions of (1) working with Innovate UK and the broader stakeholders to deliver KTN’s international programmes to accelerate collaboration and internationalisation of UK innovation across all industrial sectors, and (2) supporting the continuous growth of KTN as the UK’s most prominent innovation network. The job holder will be required to possess competent cross-cutting R&D knowledge, business acumen, policy awareness, stakeholder management aptitude, strong written skills and day-to-day project delivery to meet their objectives.

Key accountabilities:

  • Ensure the successful implementation of KTN delivery plans for KTN’s development and international programmes across all sectors, with an immediate focus on a new Africa programme.
  • Actively ensure the successful and timely delivery of KTN’s international project portfolio and support to other KTN projects as required.
  • Work closely with the Head of Development and International to grow KTN’s strategic prominence as the UK’s innovation network nationally and globally.
  • Delivery of KTN KPIs, reports and CRM content.

Job responsibilities

  • To take an active role in delivery of KTN’s evolving international project portfolio, including Global Expert Missions, ODA and other projects.
  • To lead the preparation and dissemination of strategic reports with a balance of strategic and technical depth, by working effectively with internal and external experts and stakeholders.
  • To support development of business strategies and implementation of organisation-wide measures aligned to the long-term growth and positioning of KTN’s prominence in the innovation ecosystem.
  • To build and maintain effective professional relationships with all stakeholder groups, including public, business and third sectors, in order to help successfully deliver KTN’s development plan and international programmes.
  • To directly engage with businesses and provide support through knowledge transfer, making relevant new connections and facilitating international collaborations.
  • To track progress of businesses to determine outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics (KPI) capture.
  • To contribute to KTN wide 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.

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 23rd August 2019.

Telephone interviews will be conducted between 28th – 30th August, and Face to Face Interviews will be on 9th, 12th and 13th September.

To view the job description, click here.

Note that we are currently advertising three different roles related to our work in Africa, at three different salary grades: you may apply for more than one of these three posts, but please make a separate application for each role. We expect to fill all three posts.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Agrifood: Africa Programme
Location:
Edinburgh (City Centre) or home-based – the post will interact closely with colleagues in the North of England
Salary:
£31,447 pa to £39,310 pa depending on experience
Posted:
17 days ago
Applications close:
23 August 2019

Job Purpose

KTN are supporting a new initiative to realise sustainable management of the food production systems in Africa in a way that alleviates poverty, enhances economic prosperity and delivers improved wellbeing, with key outcomes including:

  • sustainable intensification of African agriculture
  • improvements in human health and diversity of diets and nutrition
  • positive impacts on rural income and food security
  • facilitation of trade in agricultural products.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team in providing support for this programme and to the wider activities of the AgriFood team and KTN alongside. The work will be based in the UK but with opportunities for engagement with, and travel to African states. The post will be varied, working with businesses and universities across the AgriFood sector. An appreciation of, or experience in the AgriFood industries is needed and an interest in opportunities and challenges for African food production systems advantageous.

Reporting to: Head of Agrifood

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager KTM 1

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

Location: Edinburgh (City Centre) or home-based – the post will interact closely with colleagues in the North of England.

Scope:

Key accountabilities

  • Deliver and assist in the support of dissemination and coordination activities for the programme.
  • Deliver and assist in the development of an AgriFood work programme in livestock and aquaculture within the 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 within the AgriFood research and innovation sphere.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for industry to meet with peers and potential collaborators through the organisation of workshops and other meetings etc.
  • Engage with companies, research institutions and universities, within the UK and selected African states, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities.

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 23rd August.

Telephone interviews will be conducted on 3rd September, and Face to Face Interviews will be 11th September.

To view the job description, click here.

Note that we are currently advertising three different roles related to our work in Africa, at three different salary grades: you may apply for more than one of these three posts, but please make a separate application for each role. We expect to fill all three posts.

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Project Manager – Africa Programme
Location:
London office-based or home-based with regular commutes to London and significant UK and international travel including Africa states, particularly to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya
Salary:
£42,000 pa - £55,000 p.a. depending on experience
Posted:
17 days ago
Applications close:
23 August 2019

Job Purpose:

In parallel to its core objective of growing the UK economy, KTN also helps to fulfil the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitments by building new strategic partnerships with partner countries. This is achieved through fostering the advancement and deployment of research, innovation and services to address the local development and socioeconomic needs. The main responsibilities of this new role will be in the delivery of this by managing a project working with Africa.

Reporting to: Head of International and Development

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager Level 2 -3 with a salary range of £42,000 pa – £55,000 p.a. depending on experience. This role will primarily focus on a major Africa project which we anticipate ending 31 March 2025.

Location:  London office-based or home-based with regular commutes to London and significant UK and international travel including Africa states, particularly to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya

Scope: The role will be based in the KTN Development & International team and will work with all teams across KTN, Innovate UK and broader stakeholders to deliver KTN’s international programmes and new growth opportunities across all sectors, with the focus on a new major programme between the UK and Africa.

The successful jobholder will be required to possess effective leadership skills, competent project management experience, cross-cutting innovation and policy knowledge, stakeholder management track record and strong communication skills, ideally gained from working in or with Africa.

Key accountabilities:

  • Successful management and effective delivery of KTN’s international programmes across all sectors, with primary responsibility for a new UK-Africa ODA programme
  • Working closely with the Head of Development & International in recruiting and managing a project team in the UK and a number of Africa countries, ensuring that KTN policies are implemented and its reputation are upheld at all times
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and partners of all levels in the UK and overseas, particularly in Africa, essential for programme requirements
  • Work closely with the Head of Development & International to grow KTN’s strategic prominence as the UK’s innovation network nationally and globally
  • Delivery of programme objectives, KTN KPIs, reports and CRM contents.

Job responsibilities

The jobholder will be responsible for achieving the following objectives:

  • Take on the role of Project Manager and lead the successful delivery on time and to budget of a new UK-Africa ODA project.
  • Lead programme strategy, resource planning, outcome and impact for the UK-Africa ODA project.
  • Work with the Head of Development & International in training, coaching and mentoring of colleagues in order to build a strong team capable and proficient in delivering KTN’s international projects. Where required, take on team management responsibilities.
  • Ensure that the reputational, operational and delivery risks related to KTN’s international projects are comprehensively assessed and managed.
  • Support the development of internal policies and guidelines essential for KTN international projects and to subsequently lead the implementation on the new UK-Africa project.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships  and partnerships with key stakeholder groups, including government, business, investment and third sectors in the UK and overseas, in order to successfully deliver KTN’s international programmes.
  • Responsible in effective liaison with and reporting to funders and clients of KTN international project(s) under his/her management. This may comprise regular meetings, periodic reports, workshops and dissemination activities as defined by contractual obligations.
  • Support development of organisational strategies and implementation of new measures to support the long-term growth and positioning of KTN’s prominence in the national and global innovation ecosystems.
  • Deliver, report and capture outcomes and impacts from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics, particularly from its international programme.
  • Contribute to KTN wide communications, annual delivery plans and projects, helping colleagues as required.

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 23rd August 2019.

Telephone interviews will be conducted between 28th – 30th August, and Face to Face Interviews will be on 9th, 12th and 13th September.

To view the job description, click here.

Note that we are currently advertising three different roles related to our work in Africa, at three different salary grades: you may apply for more than one of these three posts, but please make a separate application for each role. We expect to fill all three posts.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Enabling Technologies
Location:
Home or office-based working (Central London or Edinburgh), with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£31,447 - £39,310pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
20 days ago
Applications close:
01 September 2019

Job Purpose

Enabling Technologies are the technologies that form the foundation of today’s digital world – sometimes referred as “electech”.  These technologies include electronics, photonics, sensors, embedded systems, power electronics, ICT etc.  The benefits to the economy, and to society, are based on advances in performance, miniaturisation and broadened deployment in applications / engineered solutions.

The sector employs more than 1 million people in the UK in more than 45,000 businesses, generating revenue of around £100 billion.

We are looking for a determined, bright, analytical and goal-orientated individual to join our Enabling Technologies team. The post requires someone with an electronics or computing background as well as a general enthusiasm across all branches of science and technology, to provide support to companies and identify new applications of Enabling 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 Electronic Systems and Automation and opportunities arising from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) in this and related areas.

The successful candidate will also be required to work with Technology Centres and Universities; building relationships to help identify new technologies with application potential across sectors and to help stimulate the adoption of new technologies from the research and development base.

Reporting to: Head of Enabling Technologies

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTM Level 1

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

Location: Home or office-based working (Central London or Edinburgh), with considerable UK travel expected.

Scope: Working with industries to both understand their technology and business needs and to provide facilitation for their growth. The post holder will work closely with other KTN sector teams to identify and understand how electronic and broader enabling technologies relate to and can be applied within other established or emerging sectors. Some time will be spent supporting the successful delivery of Special Interest Groups which 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 significant external profile.

Key accountabilities

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

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • To support the KTN activity in Enabling Technology – to design, plan and deliver events and workshops and author reports if applicable.
  • Work with industry stakeholders, the Enabling Technologies team and the research base to understand the technology needs/opportunities for the growth of UK Industry – facilitating the transfer of knowledge and collaborations within and between these groups.
  • 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 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 1st September 2019.

Applications will be reviewed when received. Telephone Interviews will be taking place on 9th September 2019 and Face to Face Interviews will be on 23rd September 2019.

To view the job description, click here.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Access to Funding & Finance
Location:
Home or office based to support primarily Scottish companies with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£37,737 pa to £49,792 pa depending on experience
Posted:
25 days ago
Applications close:
23 August 2019

Job Purpose

To support the exploitation of innovation through the continuing development and support of KTN’s funding and finance networks, and the support of KTN staff in their interactions with businesses.

Reporting to: Head of Access to Funding & Finance

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager KTM 2

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

Location: Home or office based to support primarily Scottish companies with considerable UK travel expected.

Scope: Access to Funding & Finance

The role fits within the Access to Funding & Finance business programme and encompasses all aspects of building KTN’s external network of contacts, knowledge and capability in the funding of innovation. This role is the key interface between early stage companies, early stage investors (including angel networks) and entrepreneurs. It will involve  mentoring groups of companies through the investment process. The role also works across KTN, ensuring internal capability in finance models and support to colleagues on theme based investments.

Key accountabilities

  • Contributing to KTN delivery plan.
  • Building and maintaining an external community, including having a good understanding of the innovation landscape and the challenges facing companies seeking to grow.
  • Company engagement to understand capability and need.
  • Developing internal KTN capability in private finance.
  • Managing specific tasks, including cross cutting projects.
  • Facilitating networking across communities and across KTN.
  • Reporting and KPIs.

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • To engage with the early stage investors, and understand the key contact points and the typical profile of investment opportunities they prefer to consider and ultimately invest in.
  • To directly engage with businesses requiring funding, making new connections and collaborations, both within and across supply chains.
  • To communicate with companies seeking investment and offer support and guidance on how to present their investment “story” in the most appropriate manner to allow the investor to fully appreciate the risk and reward they are being offered.
  • To deliver programmes of support to groups of investible businesses, as well as to grow and maintain a pool of voluntary expert advisors who will work with the early stage companies to help make them investor ready.
  • 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 counterparts in Innovate UK and relevant financial stakeholders.
  • To support financial programmes, seeking synergies with other KTN projects and activities.
  • To share knowledge with KTN colleagues on the investment landscape building internal capability to enhance the offer to business.
  • To seek opportunities for KTN, with potential for new revenue.
  • To enthusiastically contribute to KTN wide communications (e.g. Yammer) and projects, helping colleagues as required.
  • To take responsibility for contributing towards own development with guidance of the Line Manager, attending training courses as identified.
  • To attend to any reasonable request made by the KTN in support of new priorities.

 

To view the job description, click here.

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 23rd August 2019.

Telephone interviews will be conducted on 27th & 28th August, and Face to Face Interviews will be on 5th & 6th September.

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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:
23 August 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 Friday 23rd August 2019.

Telephone interviews will be conducted on 29th August 2019, and Face to Face Interviews will be 6th September 2019.

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