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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Low Emission Mobility
Location:
Home or office-based with some UK travel expected. KTN hub offices are in London, Harwell and Edinburgh.
Salary:
£37,088 to £48,936 (depending on experience)
Posted:
6 days ago
Applications close:
16 May 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with current and relevant knowledge and experience in low emission vehicles (for 2+ wheeled, on- and off- road, passenger and freight) to join the Transport Team at KTN. The successful candidate will support programmes of work focused on low emission technologies in the automotive sector particularly, but also across other transport modes. The role involves providing business support to companies working within low emission mobility (LEM), driving knowledge transfer between the science base and industry, promoting networking and stimulating innovation in LEM.

The post involves working with Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to deliver innovation programmes and support businesses to access relevant funding streams and catalyse new business partnerships. The successful candidate must have an appreciation and understanding of the integration of battery technologies with other on-vehicle and off-vehicle systems including CAV and power electronics, and the current and aspirational charging infrastructures for electric vehicles.

The aim of the Transport Team is to support the UK’s mobility innovation agenda in relation to government’s Industrial Strategy including the Future of Mobility and Clean Growth Grand Challenges. The team covers all traditional transport modes, passenger and freight, whilst remaining agile to respond to new and emerging innovations.

The post holder may be expected to support programmes of work relating to low emission technologies and processes for rail, aviation (sustainable biofuel and electrification) and maritime.

Reporting to: Head of Transport


Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager 2, Salary £37,088 to £48,936 (depending on experience).

Location:

Key accountabilities

  • Deliver and assist in the support of new funding streams related to industrial challenges relevant to Low Emission Mobility, including delivering briefing events.
  • Support development and implementation of future strategy and work programmes for LEM.
  • Support the development of cross-cutting application areas such as energy, data, robotics, AI, security and space for the benefit of Mobility stakeholders by working with other staff in KTN.
  • Identify and monitor trends and opportunities for innovation through interaction with business and the technology base.
  • Ensure that industry is aware of the funding opportunities within the Low Emission Mobility research and innovation sphere.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for industry to meet with peers and potential collaborators through the organisation of workshops and meetings.
  • Visit companies, research institutions and universities, mainly within the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities.

Job responsibilities

  • Work with the Transport team to understand the technology needs and opportunities for growth of UK Industry and the scientific capabilities of the research base, facilitating the transfer of knowledge within and between these groups and the establishment of collaborations.
  • Understand and facilitate access to Innovation support mechanisms for businesses and to help develop funding and investment applications.
  • Promote the benefits of KTN and innovation within a business context to the UK sector including the preparation of promotional material and the use of various media.
  • Develop and lead cross-community activity within KTN to pull together the supply chains for low and ultra-low emission transport systems to create value for UK businesses.
  • Liaise closely with KTN staff across all sectors and technologies to ensure a good understanding of the other sector activities, to ensure well informed and integrated working.
  • Produce articles for newsletters, blogs of interest to our members and similar media.
  • Organise meetings, workshops and networking events in a variety of commercial and scientific areas.
  • Undertake necessary administrative duties including the timely completion of accurate reports, meeting minutes and expenses.
  • Maintain and disseminate an up-to-date view of the Ultra- and Low- Emission transport landscape,
including technology developments, key innovators, market trends/needs and business funding opportunities
  • The role will require regular UK travel including overnight at times and possibly some European travel.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK, as sponsorship is not provided.

To read the full job description, please click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted with no CV or no covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be completed by 16th May 2019.

Telephone interviews will be conducted w/c 20th May 2019, and face to face interviews will be on 4th June 2019 at our head office in London.

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Non-executive director (2 posts)
Location:
Mainly in London, with occasional travel elsewhere
Salary:
Expenses will be paid
Posted:
10 days ago
Applications close:
06 May 2019

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is a not-for-profit company funded by Innovate UK (part of UK Research and Innovation), Government departments and industry.  It brings together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services. Our aim is to help innovative businesses succeed and through this grow the economy and improve people’s lives.

We are now looking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to our Company Board.  Applicants must have a career record of achievement, and:

  • A strong interest in and understanding of innovation, together with broad knowledge of the UK innovation landscape
  • An ability to bring independent and impartial judgment to bear on the operation of a not-for-profit SME, operating at a national level.
  • Insights into the opportunities from and approaches to the integration of innovation activities across sectors and technologies.
  • Experience of formulating high level strategic input, for example into Government consultations or sector strategies on innovation needs and priorities.
  • Experience of engagement with R&D-active businesses, academics and public institutions.

We are particularly keen to add to the Board individuals with strong experience of one of:

  • The creative economy, including design;
  • Business development for not-for-profits;
  • Communications, especially government relations;
  • Knowledge transfer in the context of international development.

Appointments will be initially for a three-year term and are likely to involve commitments of between five and ten days per year. Meetings will mainly take place in London, with travel elsewhere perhaps once per year. Expenses will be paid, but otherwise these positions are unpaid.

Download additional information here:

Terms of Reference for the KTN Board

Non-executive director recruitment

KTN Annual Report

Expressions of interest along with concise CVs should be sent, by closing date of Monday 6th May to: jean.aligorgi@ktn-uk.org

Selected candidates will be invited to interview by a subset of existing KTN Directors.

KTN is committed to building a diverse organisation and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

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Project Support Manager - International Programmes
Location:
Home or office based at London, with significant UK and overseas travel expected
Salary:
£26,000pa to £34,000pa depending on experience
Posted:
19 days ago
Applications close:
26 April 2019

Job Purpose
To grow the UK economy by supporting current international business-focussed R&D programmes and developing new strategic global partnerships that foster the advancement and exploitation of UK innovation in targeted partner countries.

Reporting to: Head of Development and International

Grade: Business Support Manager Level 1 or 2 (depending on experience). Due to the nature of this role, we are only able to consider applications for full time working.

Scope:   KTN’s projects requiring international R&D partnership building and future programme development including income growth activities.

The role will be based in the KTN Development and International team and will work with all teams across KTN to provide expertise in international activities which improve the UK global competitiveness. This will include working with colleagues and members of the KTN and broader Innovate UK connect network to accelerate collaboration and internationalisation of UK innovation across a wide range of industrial sectors. The job holder will also be required to provide competent project management to deliver strategic cross-cutting programmes for UK government agencies.

Key accountabilities:

  • Actively support the Development and International Team to ensure the successful and timely delivery of KTN’s international project portfolio.
  • Liaison with external contractors and overseas agencies on the administration and planning of programmes and missions.
  • Liaison with the KTN Finance team on project finance and reporting.
  • Contributions to the capture of KPIs, case studies and CRM contents.
  • Coordination of monthly reports to Exec team.
  • Delivery of KTN KPIs, reports.

Job responsibilities

  • To lead the delivery, support, planning and organisation of activities in KTN’s evolving international project portfolio, including Global Expert Missions, Newton Fund and future projects. This will involve working across KTN teams and with external programme partners and contractors.
  • To provide coordination and support in the preparation and dissemination of project/mission reports, with a requirement to work with internal and external stakeholders.
  • To help initiate and maintain strong engagement and communication with businesses, counterparts in Innovate UK, Research Councils and other relevant stakeholders.
  • To track progress of businesses to determine outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics (KPI) capture.
  • To support potential new growth opportunities for KTN.
  • To contribute to KTN wide communications and projects, helping colleagues as required.
  • To support KPI delivery and provide regular reporting of activity and outcomes.

Applicants must have the existing and on-going right to work in the UK as sponsorship is not provided.

To see the full job description, click here.

All applications must be sent to recruitment@ktn-uk.org with a CV and cover letter. The closing date for all applications is Friday 26th April.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Development and International Programmes
Location:
Office based in London or working from home with frequent visits to the London office and significant UK and overseas travel expected.
Salary:
Knowledge Transfer Manager Level 1 or 2 - £30,907 to £48,937 (depending on experience)
Posted:
19 days ago
Applications close:
26 April 2019

Job Purpose

To grow the UK economy by supporting current international R&D programmes and developing new strategic global partnerships that foster the advancement and exploitation of UK innovation in targeted partner countries.

Reporting to: Head of Development and International

Scope: KTN’s projects requiring international R&D partnership building and future programme development including income growth activities, alongside other project support across KTN.

The role will be based in the KTN Development and International team and will work with all teams across KTN to in two key functions of (1) working within the broader Innovate UK connect network to deliver KTN’s international programmes to accelerate collaboration and internationalisation of UK innovation across all industrial sectors, and (2) supporting the continuous growth of KTN as the UK’s most prominent innovation network. The job holder will be required to possess competent cross-cutting R&D knowledge, business acumen, policy awareness, stakeholder management aptitude, strong written skills and day-to-day project delivery to meet their objectives.

Key accountabilities:

  • Ensure the successful implementation of KTN and Innovate UK delivery plans for KTN’s development and its international programmes across all sectors.
  • Actively ensure the successful and timely delivery of KTN’s international project portfolio and support to other KTN projects as required.
  • Work closely with the Head of Development and International to grow KTN’s strategic prominence as the UK’s innovation network nationally and globally.
  • Delivery of KTN KPIs, reports and CRM contents.

Job responsibilities

  • To take a leading role in management and delivery of KTN’s evolving international project portfolio, including Newton Fund, Global Expert Missions and future projects. This will include to lead the organisation of international missions in partnership with in-country partners.
  • To lead the preparation and dissemination of strategic mission reports with a balance of strategic and technical depth, by working effectively with internal and external technical experts.
  • To support development of business strategies and implement of organisation-wide measures aligned to the long-term growth and positioning of KTN’s prominence in the innovation ecosystem. Pro-activeness in identifying new growth opportunities is essential.
  • To build and maintain effective professional relationships with all stakeholder groups, including public, business and third sectors, in order to help successfully deliver KTN’s development plan and international programmes.
  • To directly engage with businesses and provide support through knowledge transfer, making relevant new connections and facilitating international collaborations.
  • To track progress of businesses to determine outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics (KPI) capture.
  • To seek opportunities for KTN, with potential for new growth opportunities.
  • To contribute to KTN wide communications and projects, helping colleagues as required.
  • To support KPI delivery and provide regular reporting of activity and outcomes.

Applicants must have the existing and on-going right to work in the UK as sponsorship is not provided. Due to the nature of this role, we are only able to consider applications for full time working.

To download the full job description, click here.

All applications must be sent to recruitment@ktn-uk.org with a CV and cover letter. The closing date for all applications is Friday 26th April.

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