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A Design For Life - could you be our new Knowledge Transfer Manager in design and innovation effectiveness?

Posted on 29/05/2019

This role will suit a service designer who can personify design attributes, communicate clearly, solve problems, collaborate and be people-focused.

KTN is hiring for a Knowledge Transfer Manager in Design and Innovation Effectiveness.

This role will suit a service designer who can personify key design attributes: communicate with clarity and vision; apply a creative, problem-solving mentality; collaborate across disparate communities and bring a people-focused approach to challenges across a variety of different sectors and industries.

Your service design experience will enhance KTN’s support for companies, large and small, across various technology sectors as they face critical challenges. You can confidently talk to any business and pitch how design thinking can specifically help them.

You will be a go-to person for colleagues across KTN wanting to try new ways of using design and innovation tools and techniques in their own programmes. You revel in applying human-centred design to everything you do, asking probing questions of colleagues to reframe problems, engaging with innovative ways of refining service delivery, embracing quick and easy prototyping of concepts and proposals to add value and drive the organisation forward.

You have superb inter-personal skills, reflected in the depth and extent of your professional network and relationships. And as well as being confident facilitating discussion and holding the floor, you are also a good listener bringing an inquiring mind, to really get under the skin of the challenges and opportunities around you and deliver results that stick.

You will also be interested in how service design can bring perspectives to understanding complex system change within organisations and across the innovation landscape.

The role will be based at KTN’s main office in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. The successful candidate will be expected to work regularly from the London office. KTN also has an Edinburgh office which could be considered an alternative base for the right candidate (most of the Design team members are based in or near London). Home-based working is also possible.

Salary: £31,447pa – £39,310pa

Applications close: 14 June 2019

Job Purpose

The role supports KTN’s Delivery Plan and strategic goals in achieving collaborative R&D in a range of sectors. Specifically to:

  • Build the capability of KTN, and Innovate UK family of organisations, to enable the better and earlier use of design in innovation
  • Generate greater industry awareness & demand in all sectors for design in innovation
  • Catalyse new collaborations, projects and partnerships that create sustainable economic value through the strategic use of design in innovation
  • Support design in innovation projects in relation to Innovate UK priority areas
  • Develop KTN’s portfolio of tools and approaches to support design and innovation effectiveness and across the organisation

Reporting to: Head of Design & Innovation Effectiveness

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager, Level 1

Salary: £31,447pa – £39,310pa

Location: KTN’s design and innovation team is based at KTN’s main office in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. The successful candidate will be expected to work regularly from the London office. KTN also has an Edinburgh office which could be considered an alternative base for an exceptional candidate. Home-based working is also possible. A willingness to travel within the UK and undertake some out-of-hours activities will be associated with this post.

 

More details can be seen on our jobs page. To see the complete job description, click here.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK, as sponsorship 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 Friday 14th June.

Telephone interviews will be conducted w/c 24th June and Face to Face Interviews will be on  8th July at our head office in London.

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