Knowledge Exchange Programme Manager: University of Leeds

Are you an experienced and ambitious Research and Innovation Development professional looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities? Are you a confident leader capable of building excellent working relationships with academic colleagues, funders and senior stakeholders?

The University’s Strategic Plan (2014-2020) sets an ambitious target to grow research funding by 50% to £200m by 2020. Within this, improving links with external partners, including industry, to facilitate collaborative research and innovation programmes is seen as essential. We have a strong track record in delivering Knowledge Exchange (KE) and, in line with our commitment to continuous improvement, have made a number of strategic investments to further increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our KE activities. 

As a KE Programme Manager, you will play a key role in capturing the outputs and outcomes that arise from KE interventions across the University. You will work with University academics to capture the value created across all KE projects and programmes and liaise with external organisations to evidence the impact of these interventions. This work will inform the building of capability in key areas of University research, facilitate the creation of new partnerships, provide tangible evidence of the value of research and innovation and underpin reporting to external funder/partner organisations. You will work closely with the Director of Research and Innovation Development and the Director of Commercialisation to set the direction of the portfolio of projects and establish systems and processes to capture value that these investments generate. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Ceri Williams, Director of Research and Innovation Development 

Tel: +44 (0) 773 487582



Andy Duley, Director of Commercialisation

Tel: +44 (0) 343 30918



Please note: Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.


Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Professional Services

School/Institute: Research & Innovation Service

Category: Professional & Managerial

Grade: Grade 8

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 years - external funding)

Release Date: Tuesday 24 November 2020

Closing Date: Tuesday 08 December 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 15 December 2020

Reference: CSRIS1165

Closing date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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