Head of Knowledge Exchange: University of Bath

Job title: Head of Knowledge Exchange

Department: Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary: Starting from £51,034, rising to £59,135

Grade: Grade 9

Closing date: Friday 15 January 2021

Head of Knowledge Exchange

The University of Bath is highly rated for excellence in research and teaching. Amongst our strengths is our track record of collaborating with external organisations to develop research outputs that deliver economic, societal and environmental benefits. The Department of Research & Innovation Services (RIS)oversees the implementation of the University of Bath’s strategic research priorities and manages research systems and reporting requirements. RIS supports the research activity of staff and student researchers with professional development, collaboration and funding opportunities, ethics and responsible conduct compliance, contract development, project management and intellectual property.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Department now has a vacancy for a Head of Knowledge Exchange (KE) to help shape the University's Knowledge Exchange Strategy, with a focus on maximising KE income and reputation for the University. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership in the growth and development of Knowledge Exchange and will head up a small team that works closely with researchers to create impact for the University of Bath through collaborations and partnerships.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have a relevant postgraduate degree or equivalent experience, and a detailed understanding of knowledge exchange policy and practice in the UK Higher Education Sector, with extensive experience of delivering growth in research and knowledge exchange performance in a culture of persuasion, facilitation and collegiality.

You must also have a proven ability to develop and build relationships, both internally and externally, and have demonstrable experience at the HEI external interface.

University of Bath

The University of Bath is a global university working alongside industry to capture opportunities and ensure our research makes a difference. Our increased focus on application and transformation is having a positive impact on communities and the environment. Our aspiration is to make a significant contribution to knowledge in our areas of specialisation and identify and develop innovative approaches to build economic prosperity and to address problems affecting society. The University's buildings are set in an attractive campus about a mile from the centre of Bath, a World Heritage City. We are committed to personal and professional development and offer attractive remuneration and benefits.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. We encourage all staff to learn, develop new skills and progress their careers throughout their employment with us and believe our staffare vital in creating the University’s inclusive and innovative community. We are committed to providing a family friendly workplaceand our staff have access to a number of services that promote wellbeingand improve work-life balance.

We recognise the commitment, achievements and talents of our workforce through our offering of initiatives and benefits, including (but not limited to):

Generous employer pension contributions

39 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)

A flexible working environment

A commitment to personal and professional development

Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery

Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)

Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre

Employee discount scheme

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeingacross our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certificationand are an accredited Disability Confident Leader (level 3); committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Closing date: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
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