Innovation Manager (1 year): University of the Arts London

The role  

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to work collaboratively with academic colleagues and Business & Innovation teams across UAL to support development of funded innovation and knowledge exchange projects linked to the Government’s R&D priorities.

The role will specifically support the development and management of innovation-focused activities (including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and contract research) by working pro-actively to develop new external partnerships through discussions with academic staff and professional networking with businesses, universities and funders. 

Why choose us?  

As the largest specialist arts institution in Europe, University of the Arts London (UAL) is a vibrant global centre for creative arts innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

This is an exciting time to join UAL, as part of a growing team with responsibility for driving innovation and knowledge exchange activity that leverages our expertise across UAL’s broad range of creative disciplines to achieve profile, scale and impact for the University and benefits the wider creative economy in London and beyond. 

Your profile  

Educated to degree level, you ideally have a track record in developing and managing collaborative multi-partner innovation and business growth projects between academia and industry, as well as experience of accessing and managing a range of funding to support higher education research, innovation and knowledge exchange projects. Experience of working with the creative and cultural industries and/or current knowledge or experience of the technology innovation landscape for the creative industries, in particular, would be advantageous.

You can communicate ideas clearly and persuasively, and understand how to construct an effective business case for investment.  You also demonstrate a proven ability to plan, co-ordinate and review work, effort, and resources, ensuring maximum efficiency and delivery of goals.

In return, UAL offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

This vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Consequently, if you wish to apply for this position please submit your application as soon as possible.  

Should you have any queries please get in contact with the ADS Recruitment Team on:  

Closing date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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