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Events Coordinator
Location:
London or Edinburgh office based working with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
Co-ordinator: £20,000-£23,000 depending on experience
Posted:
8 days ago
Applications close:
22 February 2019

Job Purpose:

To deliver events in order to facilitate collaboration and knowledge transfer for the benefit of the UK economy. The role will provide a service to directorates, working with Events Managers to deliver a programme of virtual and physical events to achieve identified objectives.

Reporting to: Head of Events

Scope: Events Coordinator

The role will have the flexibility to work across all directorates and on KTN events as needed. The role will deliver events to meet the identified objectives working with Events Managers to identify innovation and implement best practice to ensure consistent quality and cost effectiveness.

The role has an additional responsibility to run the planning process for events activities.

Key accountabilities:

  • Delivery of event organisation for colleagues in directorates covering all logistical elements – timelines, venues, registration, vendors, staffing and budgets
  • Implementation of agreed cost recovery processes for the majority of events (excluding competition events)
  • Delivery of best practice in all events delivery, increasing quality and reducing cost.
  • Effective reporting of events activity and outcomes to support KTN’s KPIs
  • Coordination of a coherent planning process working with the Head of Events and supporting the implementation of that process across the events team.

Job responsibilities

  • To organise or support all elements of events, working with the event sponsor to set agendas, sourcing and communicating with venues, costing, organising registration, AV, event materials, data collection and analysis, ensuring promotion, liaison with sponsors and evaluation
  • For specific meetings, to organise selected venues and suppliers for the event
  • To liaise closely with the Marketing team, Web Manager Analytics and Search to ensure joined up measurement and tracking of the journey that businesses take as they engage with KTN
  • To communicate with internal and external stakeholders for specified events
  • To monitor the resource planning process reporting to the Head of Events on progress
  • To find opportunities to continuously improve the events planning process and gauge its effectiveness
  • To look for ways to improve KTN’s events and participate in the evolution of the team’s activities

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. Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org by Friday 22nd February.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Geospatial
Location:
Home or office based (London, Edinburgh) working, with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£30,450pa-£45,000pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
13 days ago
Applications close:
10 March 2019

Job Purpose

We are looking for a determined, bright, analytical and goal-orientated individual with current and relevant knowledge and experience in geospatial technology to join our Complex Systems team in providing business support to companies developing and/or using geospatial data.

Geospatial data and technology has the ability to transform our understanding of the world around us and empower a smarter world. Changing technologies in the geospatial realm itself – live imagery from orbit; enhanced visual data resolution; more accurate positioning technology, and data processing technologies – are making location data increasingly relevant for wider sectors such as finance, transport, housing, retail and many more. The increasing relevance of geospatial data and technologies and ubiquity of applications present a clear and valuable global economic opportunity. The Geospatial Commission was established in November 2017 with the aim to maximise the value of geospatial data including all UK government data linked to location.
In view of the importance of this opportunity the KTN has recently committed to running a Geospatial Insights Special Interest Group (SIG) with the aim to pioneer broader access to, and smarter use of geospatial data to grow new commercial services providing actionable insight. This role will be focussed on delivering a successful SIG through a combination of company support, workshops, landscape mapping, sector events and study groups.

The post will be extremely varied, working with businesses across a multitude of sectors, providing technical capability to help UK industry to create economic value by innovating with geospatial data. There will be a focus on opportunities driven by the Geospatial Commission and Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

The suitable candidate will be required to address KTN KPIs with particular attention to business interaction, Innovate UK support and engagement with relevant Research Councils and universities conducting research in the field of geospatial data.

Reporting to: Head of Complex Systems
Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM1 – KTM2)

Scope

To support the successful delivery of the Geospatial Insights SIG and other related geospatial activity at the KTN.

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.

Key accountabilities

  • Assist in running the Geospatial Insights Special Interest Group through a combination of company support, workshops, landscape mapping, sector events and study groups.
  • Assist in gathering and analysing evidence from companies and industry bodies to inform ISCF and Geospatial Commission challenge priorities relating to geospatial data.
  • Prepare future work programmes for geospatial data in agreement with stakeholders and team members, working with industry to identify their needs.
  • Identify and monitor trends, drivers and opportunities for innovation in the industrial application of geospatial data through interaction with business and the technology base.
  • Ensure that industry is aware of the funding opportunities available for research and innovation involving geospatial data.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for industry to meet with peers and potential collaborators through the organisation of workshops and other meetings, etc.
  • Actively promote opportunities and relevant activities in geospatial data through various media.
  • Visit companies, research institutions and universities, mainly within the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities.
  • Identify and develop growth opportunities for KTN, working with geospatial stakeholders and industry leaders.

Job responsibilities

  • Work within the Complex Systems team to understand the geospatial technology needs of UK Industry and the scientific capabilities of the research base, facilitating the transfer of knowledge within and between these groups and the establishment of collaborations.
  • Help understand and facilitate access to Knowledge Transfer support mechanisms for businesses and to help develop funding and investment applications.
  • Assist in promoting the use of geospatial data and insight in end user sectors in the UK including health, transport, infrastructure, agri-food and finance. This will include visiting companies and identifying how innovations involving geospatial data can help their specific business.
  • Promote KTN and innovation within a business context to geospatial data development and user companies, including the preparation of proposals for growth opportunities for KTN.
  • Display and maintain a good scientific and technical knowledge in a broad range of topics relating to geospatial data, in particular the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in big data problems.
  • Work within the KTN structure in a flexible manner, e.g. take part in joint activities with colleagues in other teams.
  • Liaise closely with KTN staff in all disciplines to ensure a good understanding of other sector activities to facilitate flexibility and ease of working on other KTN sector opportunities.
  • Contribute to the writing of articles for newsletters and blogs of interest to KTN members.
  • Design, plan and deliver events and workshops. Author reports where applicable.
  • Track outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics capture.
  • Capture opportunities for and work on additional income generation projects.
  • Support KPI delivery and provide regular reporting of activity and outcomes.
  • Undertake necessary administrative duties including the timely completion of accurate reports, time sheets, meeting minutes and expenses.

Experience and qualifications

  • The post is to be based in the Complex Systems team focussed on industrial challenges, so a background or strong interest in geospatial data or related discipline is required.
  • A degree in geography, GIS, geospatial sciences, data science, satellite applications or related area is required. A postgraduate qualification in a similar field or equivalent industry experience is also preferred.
  • Practical experience of facilitation in a workshop environment is desirable.
  • Practical experience in using analytical tools to gather and analyse organisational capability and market data is desirable. Need to demonstrate good understanding of market drivers and trends.
  • Experience in the private sector is desirable.
  • Awareness of knowledge transfer or business analysis and development processes would be beneficial.

Competences

  • This role requires a highly motivated, self-starting and results oriented individual with a good understanding of commercial issues or a desire and the ability to learn on the job.
  • Must be a good communicator with well-developed written and verbal skills, able to translate complex topics for a broad audience.
  • Must be a good listener – able to interact with and understand the needs and capabilities of a wide variety of clients.
  • Flexible, reliable and adaptable with good interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Comfortable working autonomously with little supervision or as a team member as required.
  • Must be proficient in normal office software tools with excellent administrative and organisational skills.
  • Sound scientific knowledge across a range of disciplines, highly numerate.
  • Holder of a driving licence, a willingness to travel by public transport or by own car is required as post involves considerable travel including overnight at times.

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

To download the full job description, click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. All applications must be completed by 10th March.

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Online Experience Coordinator
Location:
Edinburgh
Salary:
20-23k
Posted:
15 days ago
Applications close:
01 March 2019

Job Purpose:
To provide support to the Online Experience Team, ensuring that relevant KTN audiences are offered a fully engaging and valuable online experience.

Reporting to: Web Manager , Analytics and Search

Scope:

The Online Experience Coordinator will support the Communications and Events Team in ensuring that ‘online’ is an integral and integrated part of their engagement with KTN.

Grade:  Coordinator Level 1

Location:  Office-based working in Edinburgh with some UK travel expected.

Key accountabilities:
·      To support the Web and Analytics team in ensuring that KTN’s online presence offers a valuable user experience for our target audience

·      With the team, to be a first responder to KTN’s digital channels

·      To work with the team to interpret between live activity and online experience, ensuring that both line up in brand, content and experience

·      To support the analytical reporting on key areas

·      To support specifically on the launch and development of an improved KTN website and internal team site

Job responsibilities
·      To work effectively and add value as part of a UK-wide Events and Communications Team

·      To support in the reporting of relevant online statistics per campaign, per team or across the business as required

·      To work as part of an effective internal team including communications managers, technical experts (Knowledge Transfer Managers) and Event Managers

·      To promote best practise online across KTN

·      To work with the Web and Analytics team to initiate and explore ideas and opportunities for engaging new and relevant audiences

·      To continually look for ways to innovate and improve KTN and Innovate UK positioning online – internally and externally – as part of a wider campaign of engaging with stakeholders across business, research and government in order to accelerate innovation.

Experience and qualifications
·      Experience in managing dynamic website and continuous flow of web content

·      Advanced user of Google analytics (specifically Google Tag Manager)

·      Experience in effectively managing multiple social media accounts

Competencies and Attributes
·    Organisational and planning skills

·    Results-orientated

·    Attention to Detail

·    Strong communication skills

·    Ability to Multi-task across events and activities

·    Adaptable

·    Self-motivated

·    Demonstrated teamwork

·    Good sense of humour

·    Ability to work under pressure

To view the full job description, please click here.

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

Closing date for all applications is Friday 1st March

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Low Emission Mobility
Location:
Home or office-based with some UK travel expected. KTN hub offices are in London, Harwell and Edinburgh.
Salary:
£30,450 to £48,936 (depending on experience).
Posted:
15 days ago
Applications close:
01 March 2019

Job Purpose

KTN is the UK’s innovation network; we connect people to accelerate innovation, delivering increased productivity and growth for UK businesses. The vacancy is within a high performing team delivering KTN business objectives and supporting activities forming government’s Industrial Strategy including the Future of Mobility and Clean Growth Grand Challenges. The role of the Transport Team is to support the UK’s mobility innovation agenda. 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)).

The successful candidate will support programmes of work focused on low emission technologies in the automotive sector particularly, but also across other transport modes.  A strong understanding of the UK supply chain around manufacture and exports of low emission vehicles (for 2+ wheeled, on- and off- road, passenger and freight) is required. An appreciation and understanding of integration of battery technologies with other on-vehicle and off-vehicle systems including CAV and power electronics, and the current and aspirational charging infrastructures for electric vehicles is also beneficial.

The post holder may be expected to support programmes of work relating to low emission technologies and processes for rail, aviation (sustainable biofuel and electrification) and maritime.

Reporting to: Head of Transport

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager 1 or 2

Key accountabilities

  • Deliver and assist in the support of new funding streams related to industrial challenges relevant to Low Emission Mobility.
  • Prepare, deliver and assist in the development of Mobility related work programmes within KTN.
  • Support the development of cross-cutting application areas such as energy, data, robotics, AI, security and space for the benefit of Mobility 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 within the Low Emission Mobility research and innovation sphere.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for industry to meet with peers and potential collaborators through the organisation of workshops and meetings.
  • Visit companies, research institutions and universities, mainly within the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities.

Job responsibilities

  • Work with the Transport team to understand the technology needs and opportunities for growth of UK Industry and the scientific capabilities of the research base, facilitating the transfer of knowledge within and between these groups and the establishment of collaborations.
  • Understand and facilitate access to Innovation 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.
  • Develop and lead cross-community activity within KTN to pull together the supply chains for low and ultra-low emission transport systems to create value for UK businesses.
  • Liaise closely with KTN staff across all sectors and technologies to ensure a good understanding of the other sector activities, to ensure well informed and integrated working.
  • Produce articles for newsletters, blogs of interest to our members and similar media.
  • Organise meetings, workshops and networking events in a variety of commercial and scientific areas.
  • Undertake necessary administrative duties including the timely completion of accurate reports, meeting minutes and expenses.
  • Maintain and disseminate an up-to-date view of the Ultra- and Low- Emission transport landscape,
including technology developments, key innovators, market trends/needs and business funding opportunities
  • The role will require regular UK travel including overnight at times and possibly some European travel.

Experience and qualifications

  • Degree educated in a scientific, technical or engineering discipline with post-graduate scientific or engineering industrial experience. Industrial experience in an automotive engineering or related environment particularly beneficial.
  • Experienced in technology and product development within an industrial and/or academic environment
  • Have broad knowledge, and be agile and confident working effectively beyond the ‘single sector’ into wider technology and business areas
  • Have an understanding of transport supply chains across technologies. An appreciation of Government considerations in cross- departmental work would be an advantage.
  • Have had exposure to the research and business environment; experience in a business development role would be advantageous

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

To view the full job description, please click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. All applications must be completed by Friday 1st March.

We hope to start conducting telephone interviews in the week commencing 11th March, and face to face interviews in the week commencing 18th March.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Energy & Infrastructure
Location:
Home or office-based working, with considerable UK travel expected
Salary:
Salary: £37,088 – 61,813pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
15 days ago
Applications close:
01 March 2019

Job Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us in providing business support to companies within the Energy and Infrastructure sectors. The role has a particular focus on cross-cutting energy technologies in the built environment and their impact therein, for example, exploring the balance between local air quality and distributed generation systems. The post holder will have an appreciation of heat and gaseous systems as well as electrical. The role will facilitate business growth and help promote and drive knowledge transfer between the science/technology base and industry, promote networking and stimulate innovation relevant to Energy and Infrastructure businesses.

The post is within the Infrastructure team alongside colleagues working on infrastructure, construction, energy systems and water. Therefore, the demands of the role will be varied, working with businesses across all these sectors and will link closely with the KTN Innovate Exchange programme plus other key KTN projects which draw widely on cross-sector solutions to address specific industrial challenges. A broad appreciation of, or experience in, energy or infrastructure systems is needed.

Reporting to: Head of Infrastructure

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM2 or 3)

Key accountabilities

  • Deliver and assist in the support of new funding streams related to industrial challenges relevant to Energy and Infrastructure.
  • Deliver and assist in the development of an Energy and Infrastructure work programme within the KTN.
  • Prepare future work programmes in agreement with stakeholders and team members.
  • Support the development of cross-cutting application areas such as transport, energy, telecoms, security and space etc. for the benefit of Energy and Infrastructure stakeholders.
  • 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 Energy and Infrastructure 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.
  • Visit companies, research institutions and universities, mainly within the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities.

Job responsibilities

  • Work with the Infrastructure team to understand the technology needs and opportunities for the growth of UK Industry and the scientific capabilities of the research base, facilitating the transfer of knowledge within and between these groups and the establishment of collaborations.
  • Help understand and facilitate access to Innovation support mechanisms for businesses and to help develop funding and investment applications.
  • Support the delivery of the Innovation Exchange programme, primarily across the Energy and Infrastructure sectors but to other sectors as required.
  • 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 scientific and technical awareness in a broad range of topics of relevance to the UK capability and industry needs.
  • Liaise closely with KTN staff across all sectors and technologies to ensure a good understanding of the other sector activities, to ensure well informed and integrated working.
  • Contribute to the writing of articles for newsletters, blogs of interest to our members.
  • Help to organise 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.

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

Click here to see the full job description.

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

Closing date for all applications is Friday 1st March; telephone interviews will be taking place in the week commencing 11th March, with face to face interviews taking place in the week commencing 18th March.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – European Programmes
Location:
Home or office based working (KTN has offices in London and Edinburgh) with considerable UK and EU travel expected.
Salary:
Knowledge Transfer Manager Level 2, Salary Range £37,000pa to £48,000pa, depending on experience
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 February 2019

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.

 

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 midday on Tuesday 19th February 2019.

We anticipate beginning to conduct telephone interviews week commencing 11th February. Applications will still be considered while interviews are in progress and the deadline for applications will be midday on 19th February. First face to face interviews will start on 5th March.

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