Knowledge Exchange Manager (iMayflower) x 2 : University of Plymouth

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work at the interface between industry and academia to help drive the growth, productivity and resilience of the Creative Economy in the South West. You will play a crucial role in the successful delivery of iMayflower - a GBP 6 million collaborative programme, designed to build Plymouth's Creative Industries and nurture creativity across the city.

Working as part of the Knowledge Exchange team within The Bridge, your responsibilities will include:

* Connecting with, and creating relationships between, University academics and businesses / organisations operating across key sectors; identifying opportunities for long-term and mutually beneficial collaboration.

* Leading the design and implementation of a new and highly innovative scheme to pair talented students with local businesses in in order to undertake a defined R&D challenge. Helping businesses drive the development of a new products, services and experiences whilst offering an unprecedented learning opportunity for our students.

* Working as part of our close-knit team to plan and deliver exciting networking and promotional events and other awareness-raising initiatives.

* Ensuring the successful delivery of iMayflower project objectives and KPIs.

For more information on The Bridge and iMayflower, please refer to the Job Description.

Key knowledge and experience required for these roles:

* Demonstrable experience working in a Knowledge Exchange / Business Support role, or demonstrable equivalent experience.

* Working in the Creative Industries and/or Cultural Sector (including Heritage and Cultural Tourism).

* Working with Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

* Cultivating cross-sector collaborations.

* Knowledge of the business support and innovation funding landscapes, and a relevant professional network of companies and stakeholders, would be an advantage.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the Job Description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion, please contact Rupert Lorraine, Development and Partnership Manager (Creative Economy), via or 07875 143 573.

Interviews are likely to take place in early October and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

There are 2 roles available, both on a fixed term basis until 31/03/2022.

Position 1:  This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week

Position 2:  This is a part-time position working 22.2 hours per week and potentially up to 1 FTE depending on the availability of funding.

Please indicate which role/s you are applying for. 

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

Closing date: 
Monday, September 16, 2019
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