Knowledge Exchange Officer - Research and Enterprise Office (REO): University of Essex


The University of Essex has an exciting opportunity for a Knowledge Exchange Officer to join our Enterprise Team. The role will support Knowledge Exchange activities as part of the Knowledge Exchange Team responsible for engagements with business and external organisations across all 3 Faculties. The role will sit within the Research and Enterprise Office at the Colchester campus.

The Research and Enterprise Office (REO) is an Administrative Section within the University’s Professional Services. The REO delivers services to the University’s academic community to support a range of research, impact and knowledge exchange activities and also contributes to a wide range of business engagement activities and facilitates the delivery of services to business, as well as to the wider community.

Duties of the Role

The post holder will support our Knowledge Exchange Managers in developing relationships with businesses to undertake research and consulting and develop innovations, based on our research strengths. The role holder will also support the Universities annual monitoring requirements to funders including the KE concordat, HEBCI and KE Framework.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful applicant will have an understanding of the University research environment and / or commercial R&D. They will have a keen interest to work at the forefront of knowledge exchange, an ability to work independently and as part of a team. Educated to graduate level (or equivalent level of experience), the post holder will have strong communication skills, a high level of integrity, self-motivation and able to work to competing deadlines.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

Closing date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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