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Marketing Manager (12 months Fixed Term Contract)
Location:
Edinburgh or London (office based), with some UK travel expected.
Salary:
up to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience
Posted:
a day ago
Applications close:
19 June 2019

Job Purpose

To plan and deliver marketing activities in order to expand connections with target businesses and research organisations and provide valued communications to the organisations that connect with us. The role provides marketing services to find and attract new connections and to promote deeper engagement with existing members of KTN’s network to facilitate collaboration and knowledge transfer.

Reporting to: Communications Team Manager

Grade: Business Support Manager, level 1

Salary: up to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience

Location: Edinburgh or London (office based), with some UK travel expected.

Scope:

Marketing across directorates and on KTN corporate marketing projects as needed. The role covers all marketing activities along the customer journey – content development, social marketing etc. with a particular focus on the provision of outreach marketing to attract interest from a wide range of stakeholders for projects that span across a number of research and industrial sectors.

Key accountabilities:

  • Contribution to the development and execution of the annual marketing plan
  • Taking a lead role in spreading best practice across the communications team and the wider KTN, staying up to date with new and innovative tools and developments and acting as expert advisor to colleagues
  • Implementation of the annual marketing plan which is designed to drive consistency and increase the return on investment of:
    • Social marketing using third party platforms and tools
    • Email marketing with appropriate automation and dynamic content
    • Content production and promotion
  • Provision of marketing services to attract new connections or to deepen engagement with existing members of KTN’s network. For example, through the creation and promotion of valuable, targeted content or by driving attendance at events
  • An essential focus on the desired outcomes of each activity, with strong calls to action that drive deeper engagement and specific measured outcomes

Job responsibilities: include but not limited to:

  • To deliver marketing for KTN directorates driving quality improvements and ensuring messages are suited to the target communities
  • To contribute to the development of the annual digital marketing plan as an expert in outreach to new audiences
  • To craft engaging and creative written marketing communications for use across a wide range of channels including news, in-depth articles, e-newsletters and social media
  • Ability to analyse deep technical content or reports and create engaging and relevant content and narratives for a wide range of audiences
  • To develop effective information flows with directorate and project teams
  • To implement the defined measurement strategy and report on marketing effectiveness across all disciplines in support of KPIs
  • To work as part of a flexible marketing team
  • To look for ways to innovate and improve KTN’s marketing practice and participate in the evolution of the team’s activities
  • To build a broad network across all directorates, understanding the priorities, key themes and interests of the businesses served by each team in order to develop effective marketing plans
  • Continued development of expertise in creative methods of outreach to build new connections for KTN

To read the full job description, please click here.

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

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by Wednesday 19th June. Applications will be reviewed when received, so early applications are encouraged. We also have 2 openings for permanent Marketing Manager posts; please apply separately to those positions if interested. When applying, please state whether your application is for the permanent or fixed term post.

Telephone interviews will be conducted between 3rd – 7th June; Face to Face Interviews will be on 10th and 11th June in Edinburgh and 14th, 20th and 21st in London.

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Marketing Manager - 2 posts
Location:
Edinburgh or London (office based), with some UK travel expected.
Salary:
up to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience
Posted:
a day ago
Applications close:
19 June 2019

Job Purpose

To plan and deliver marketing activities in order to expand connections with target businesses and research organisations and provide valued communications to the organisations that connect with us. The role provides marketing services to find and attract new connections and to promote deeper engagement with existing members of KTN’s network to facilitate collaboration and knowledge transfer.

Reporting to: Communications Team Manager

Grade: Business Support Manager, level 1

Salary: up to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience

Location: Edinburgh or London (office based), with some UK travel expected.

Scope: Marketing across directorates and on KTN corporate marketing projects as needed. The role covers all marketing activities along the customer journey – content development, social marketing etc. with a particular focus on the provision of outreach marketing to attract interest from a wide range of stakeholders for projects that span across a number of research and industrial sectors.

Key accountabilities

  • Contribution to the development and execution of the annual marketing plan
  • Taking a lead role in spreading best practice across the communications team and the wider KTN, staying up to date with new and innovative tools and developments and acting as expert advisor to colleagues
  • Implementation of the annual marketing plan which is designed to drive consistency and increase the return on investment of:
    • Social marketing using third party platforms and tools
    • Email marketing with appropriate automation and dynamic content
    • Content production and promotion
  • Provision of marketing services to attract new connections or to deepen engagement with existing members of KTN’s network. For example, through the creation and promotion of valuable, targeted content or by driving attendance at events
  • An essential focus on the desired outcomes of each activity, with strong calls to action that drive deeper engagement and specific measured outcomes

Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • To deliver marketing for KTN directorates driving quality improvements and ensuring messages are suited to the target communities
  • To contribute to the development of the annual digital marketing plan as an expert in outreach to new audiences
  • To craft engaging and creative written marketing communications for use across a wide range of channels including news, in-depth articles, e-newsletters and social media
  • Ability to analyse deep technical content or reports and create engaging and relevant content and narratives for a wide range of audiences
  • To develop effective information flows with directorate and project teams
  • To implement the defined measurement strategy and report on marketing effectiveness across all disciplines in support of KPIs
  • To work as part of a flexible marketing team
  • To look for ways to innovate and improve KTN’s marketing practice and participate in the evolution of the team’s activities
  • To build a broad network across all directorates, understanding the priorities, key themes and interests of the businesses served by each team in order to develop effective marketing plans
  • Continued development of expertise in creative methods of outreach to build new connections for KTN

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

To read the full job description, click here.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by Wednesday 19th June. Applications will be reviewed when received, so early applications are strongly encouraged. Two permanent posts are available. We also have a third opening for a Marketing Manager on a 12-month fixed term contract; please apply to that post separately if interested. When applying, please state whether your application is for the permanent or fixed term post.

Telephone interviews will be conducted between 3rd – 7th June; Face to Face Interviews will be on 10th and 11th June in Edinburgh and 14th, 20th and 21st in London.

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Analyst (Level 2) - Innovation Insights
Location:
London office, or home based with regular trips to London
Salary:
£37,737 to £49,792 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted:
a day ago
Applications close:
14 June 2019

Job Purpose

To develop KTN’s analytical capability to deliver data and services for tracking and improving innovation performance. To provide additional capabilities to KTN’s insights team to experiment and evaluation new ways of working and the effectiveness of the organisation’s interventions. To provide the analytical expertise to translate the significance of patterns, trends and issues in data available to KTN into engaging and persuasive narratives.

Reporting to: Head of Innovation Insights and Policy

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager – grade 2

Salary: £37,737 to £49,792 per annum (depending on experience)

Location: KTN’s main office is in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, with second office in central Edinburgh. Home-based working is possible with the successful candidate being expected to attend KTN’s offices and events as appropriate. Some UK travel is also anticipated within the post duties.

Scope: The role will be based in the new Innovation Insights team concentrating primarily on analysing and developing assets generated internally and accessed externally. The scope of the work extends to cover most of the industries and technology sectors across the UK.

As one of several analysts, you will need to be comfortable dealing with the design, management and analysis of original data enquiry as well as investigating existing data sources and exploring new avenues of enquiry in these datasets. You will work as part of a team creating the best possible representations of the data for internal use and publication.

The role will be delivering a varied portfolio of projects simultaneously across the organisation, with a large emphasis on showcasing innovation activities, strengths and capabilities across several industry sectors and different UK regions.

An important part of the role is to better understand and utilise the data which KTN holds on companies in order to be able to prioritise the ones who would benefit most from KTN support.

KTN’s mission is to enhance the impact of collaborative R&D in the UK as well increasing and disseminating KTN’s understanding of innovation capabilities within a range of sectors and UK regions. We want to be the best innovation network in the world. This role is important to that in helping to translate the available evidence and technical insights in particular areas.

Key accountabilities

  • Enhancing KTN’s in-house analytical capability to support KTN’s ambition of being the world’s most effective innovation network
  • Collating evidence of KTN’s impact to support KTN and Innovate UK delivery plans
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of how KTN operates and continually improves its offer and service to its customers
  • Effective support to Directors and Senior Managers in delivery of the Business Plan, enabling year on year improvements in performance efficiency
  • Undertaking internal reporting and monitoring KPIs

Job responsibilities

  • Developing KTN’s portfolio of tools to support innovation effectiveness across the organisation
  • Provide technical support and capability in the design and production of a coherent portfolio of data insights/ assets for KTN
  • Build internal KTN capability in evidence gathering to support what works in innovation networking
  • Taking ownership over internal data and assets regarding KTN’s engagement with companies and designing analytical processes to help understand what works regarding our support.
  • Support teams across KTN in assessing effectiveness of innovation interventions adopted by other companies and organisations
  • Work closely with KTN’s CRM manager to extract and monitor meaningful data on KTN’s activities to assess progress and effectiveness of KTN interventions with companies
  • Strengthening KTN’s analytical capabilities through creative approaches in visualizing complex data sets clearly and concisely
  • Deliver visually engaging publications, many of which need geographical representation of multi-layered data
  • Updating and enriching the profiles of existing datasets such as in relation to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)

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

To download the complete job description, click here.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process. Please state which Analyst post you are applying for – we have two Analyst positions open at present with the Innovation Insights team, one at level 1 and one at level 2. If applying for both, please send 2 separate applications.

All applications must be received by Friday 14th June.

Telephone interviews will be conducted w/c 24th June and Face to Face Interviews will be on 8th July at our head office in London.

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Analyst (Level 1) - Innovation Insights
Location:
London, Edinburgh, or home-based with some UK travel
Salary:
£31,447 to £39,310 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted:
a day ago
Applications close:
14 June 2019

Job Purpose

To develop KTN’s analytical capability to deliver data and services for tracking and improving innovation performance. To provide additional capabilities to KTN’s insights team to experiment and evaluation new ways of working and the effectiveness of the organisation’s interventions. To provide the analytical expertise to translate the significance of patterns, trends and issues in data available to KTN into engaging and persuasive narratives.

Reporting to: Head of Innovation Insights and Policy

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager – grade 1

Salary: £31,447 to £39,310 per annum (depending on experience)

Location: KTN’s main office is in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, with second office in central Edinburgh. Home-based working is possible with the successful candidate being expected to attend KTN’s offices and events as appropriate. Some UK travel is also anticipated within the post duties.

Scope: The role will be based in the new Innovation Insights team concentrating primarily on analysing and developing assets generated internally and accessed externally. The scope of the work extends to cover most of the industries and technology sectors across the UK.

As one of several analysts, you will need to be comfortable dealing with the design, management and analysis of original data enquiry as well as investigating existing data sources and exploring new avenues of enquiry in these datasets. You will work as part of a team creating the best possible representations of the data for internal use and publication.

The role will be delivering a varied portfolio of projects simultaneously across the organisation, with a large emphasis on showcasing innovation activities, strengths and capabilities across several industry sectors and different UK regions.

An important part of the role is to better understand and utilise the data which KTN holds on companies in order to be able to prioritise the ones who would benefit most from KTN support.

KTN’s mission is to enhance the impact of collaborative R&D in the UK as well increasing and disseminating KTN’s understanding of innovation capabilities within a range of sectors and UK regions. We want to be the best innovation network in the world. This role is important to that in helping to translate the available evidence and technical insights in particular areas.

Key accountabilities

  • Enhancing KTN’s in-house analytical capability to support KTN’s ambition of being the world’s most effective innovation network
  • Collating evidence of KTN’s impact to support KTN and Innovate UK delivery plans
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of how KTN operates and continually improves its offer and service to its customers
  • Effective support to Directors and Senior Managers in delivery of the Business Plan, enabling year on year improvements in performance efficiency
  • Undertaking internal reporting and monitoring KPIs

Job responsibilities

  • Developing KTN’s portfolio of tools to support innovation effectiveness across the organisation
  • Provide technical support and capability in the design and production of a coherent portfolio of data insights/ assets for KTN
  • Build internal KTN capability in evidence gathering to support what works in innovation networking
  • Taking ownership over internal data and assets regarding KTN’s engagement with companies and designing analytical processes to help understand what works regarding our support.
  • Support teams across KTN in assessing effectiveness of innovation interventions adopted by other companies and organisations
  • Work closely with KTN’s CRM manager to extract and monitor meaningful data on KTN’s activities to assess progress and effectiveness of KTN interventions with companies
  • Strengthening KTN’s analytical capabilities through creative approaches in visualizing complex data sets clearly and concisely
  • Deliver visually engaging publications, many of which need geographical representation of multi-layered data
  • Updating and enriching the profiles of existing datasets such as in relation to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)

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

To download the complete job description, click here.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process. Please state which Analyst post you are applying for – we have two Analyst positions open at present with the Innovation Insights team, one at level 1 and one at level 2. If applying for both, please send 2 separate applications.

All applications must be received by Friday 14th June.

Telephone interviews will be conducted w/c 24th June and Face to Face Interviews will be on 8th July at our head office in London.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Emerging Technologies and Industries
Location:
Based in our Edinburgh office or home working within Scotland or the North of England
Salary:
£31,447 - £39,310pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
3 days ago
Applications close:
17 June 2019

Job Purpose

Emerging Technologies represent a step change from existing technologies and are usually still close to the academic / science base. They might be low on the Technology Readiness Level, with improvements required in their performance, but they have the potential to disrupt the market and generate great commercial impact.

We are looking for a determined, bright, analytical and goal-orientated individual to join our Emerging Technologies team. The post requires someone with a physics background, but also someone with a general enthusiasm across all branches of science and technology, to provide business support to companies and identify new applications of Emerging Technologies.

The post will be extremely varied, working with businesses across a multitude of sectors, but much of this role will be spent working with the Quantum Technology community, supporting the on-going work of the Quantum Technologies Special Interest Group (QT SIG) and opportunities arising from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) in this area.

The successful candidate will also be required to work closely with a defined group of Universities, building relationships with their Technology Transfer groups to help identify new Emerging Technologies with application across other sectors and to help stimulate the adoption of new technologies from the research base.

Reporting to: Head of Emerging Technologies and Industries

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM1)

Salary: £31,447 – £39,310pa (depending on experience)

Location: Based in our Edinburgh office or home working within Scotland or the North of England

Scope: This role will work closely with other KTN sector teams to identify and understand how technologies/industries relate to other emerging and established sectors. Approximately 50% of the successful candidate’s time will be spent supporting the successful delivery of the QT SIG. (Special Interest Groups are a very high-profile activity at the KTN and a mechanism for delivering cross convening activity with cross disciplinary teams. They are strategically important, innovative and have external visibility.)

The rest of the time will be spent engaging with the academic base to help identify new technologies and opportunities for UK businesses.

Key accountabilities

  • Building and maintaining a good rapport with key stakeholders in emerging technologies from relevant companies, universities, research & technology organisations, government departments
  • Supporting the activities of the Quantum Technologies Special Interest Group
  • Facilitating collaborations that drive innovation in the UK
  • Facilitating investment into the collaborations that drive innovation in the UK
  • Identifying and prioritising emerging technologies and industries, through close working with a portfolio of Universities
  • Forming new communities in emerging technologies and industries and identifying where there is a compelling case for a new Special Interest Group
  • Working with Sector teams within KTN and Innovate UK, and external businesses to identify new applications of Emerging Technologies in different markets.
  • Identifying income generating projects and proposal writing
  • Delivery of KTN and Innovate UK plans

Job responsibilities

  • To support the Project Manager of the Quantum Technologies Special Interest Group to ensure timely delivery of deliverables and outputs
  • To directly engage with University groups and businesses through making new connections and collaborations, both within and across evolving supply chains, and providing access to funding
  • To design, plan and deliver events and workshops and author reports if applicable
  • To actively facilitate and contribute to cross-sector collaborations
  • To track outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics capture
  • To contribute to KTN-wide internal 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 ongoing right to work in the UK, as sponsorship is not provided.

Click here to view the full job description.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by Monday 17th June.

Telephone interviews will be conducted w/c 24th June; face to face Interviews will be w/c 1st July and will be held at our Edinburgh office.

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Senior Manager - Head of Transport
Location:
Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£52,000 - £72,000 per annum, depending on experience. 
Posted:
8 days ago
Applications close:
10 June 2019

Job Purpose:
To design and lead a portfolio of activities related to a priority community or theme, including managing a team of staff to deliver knowledge transfer for businesses in support of growing the UK economy. Activities will include core grant delivery and new projects, including development of new revenue.

Reporting to: Director (B)

Grade: Senior Manager, level 1 -2

Salary: £52,000 – £72,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Scope: Transport and mobility

The role will provide technical capability in the area of transport and the key purpose is the management of a team and portfolio of projects to ensure successful delivery of projects and KPIs. Transport encompasses traditional modal transport as well as broader transport systems and mobility (including rail, aviation, automotive, maritime and marine transport and autonomous vehicles).

Location:  Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected.

Key accountabilities:

  • Management of a high performing team – balancing resource allocation to ensure a strong contribution to KPIs while exemplifying KTN values and behaviours
  • Development and delivery of KTN annual plans (partially in response to Innovate UK delivery plan)
  • Leadership in the area of Transport, particularly defining sector needs and opportunities and working across technologies and new/existing supply chains for enabling capabilities.
  • Effective relationship with counterparts at Innovate UK and other key stakeholders, this is a cross-cutting role and there are several key stakeholders to engage with
  • Engagement with high growth potential businesses (including identifying and managing a portfolio of relevant companies to meet KTN objectives)
  • Identify, win and deliver a suite of external projects to meet KTN revenue targets
  • Timely reporting and progress towards meeting targets for KPIs

Job responsibilities

  • To develop and manage a high performing team of KT Managers and Specialists, well engaged with KTN values and to a level where they can act with (agreed) autonomy in meeting the delivery plan
  • To develop and deliver an annual Transport Delivery Plan, to include meeting Innovate UK plans (as defined at the start of the year), developing new areas (from within and outside the sector) and generating new opportunities for additional KTN revenue
  • To exploit synergies across Transport and related sectors; seeking and exploiting cross-cutting opportunities for innovation with other sectors and technologies
  • To be responsible for good financial practice, ensuring timely input of timesheets, invoices etc. and delivering to an agreed external budget, observing team expenses claims
  • To help set the direction of the sector area in collaboration with the Director and relevant Specialist(s), maintaining high attention to support for businesses with high growth potential
  • To work effectively across the KTN sector boundaries to identify opportunities for collaboration and innovation, capitalising on the Transport team’s knowledge and capabilities.
  • To champion the understanding and development of the Transport agenda, maintain strong relationships with relevant counterparts at Innovate UK and other key stakeholders
  • To support career development of the staff, with particular emphasis on experience across communities and maintaining or enhancing technical, market or functional capability
  • To work collegiately with colleagues to deliver best practice in areas such as knowledge transfer, innovation, events delivery, communications, project management
  • To contribute as a member of the Leadership Team promoting KTN values and behaviours and delivering change programmes
  • To support KPI delivery and provide regular reporting of activity and outcomes.

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

To download the complete job description, click here.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by Monday 10th June.

Telephone interviews will be conducted on 20th & 21st June, and Face to Face Interviews will be on 12th & 15th July.

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Senior Manager – Head of Complex Systems
Location:
Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected.
Salary:
£52000-£72000 per annum
Posted:
8 days ago
Applications close:
10 June 2019

Job Purpose:
To design and lead a portfolio of activities related to a priority community or theme, including managing a team of staff to deliver knowledge transfer for businesses in support of growing the UK economy. Activities will include core grant delivery and new projects, including development of new revenue.

Reporting to: Director (B)

Grade: Senior Manager, level 1 -2

Salary: £52,000 – £72,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Scope: Complex Systems

The role will provide technical capability in the area of complex systems and the key purpose is the management of a team and portfolio of projects to ensure successful delivery of projects and KPIs. Complex systems encompasses all sectors commonly addressed by systems engineering and includes the topics of defence and securityrobotics and artificial intelligence, industrial mathematics and space.

Location:  Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected.

Key accountabilities:

  • Management of a high performing team – balancing resource allocation to ensure a strong contribution to KPIs while exemplifying KTN values and behaviours
  • Development and delivery of KTN annual plans (partially in response to Innovate UK delivery plan)
  • Leadership in the area of Complex Systems, particularly in the cross-sector application of systems and technologies to meet stakeholder business needs
  • Effective relationship with counterparts at Innovate UK and other key stakeholders, this is a cross-cutting role and there are several key stakeholders to engage with
  • Engagement with high growth potential businesses (including identifying and managing a portfolio of relevant companies to meet KTN objectives)
  • Identify, win and deliver a suite of external projects to meet KTN revenue targets
  • Timely reporting and progress towards meeting targets for KPIs

Job responsibilities

  • To develop and manage a high performing team of KT Managers and Specialists, well engaged with KTN values and to a level where they can act with (agreed) autonomy in meeting the delivery plan
  • To develop and deliver an annual Complex Systems Delivery Plan, to include meeting Innovate UK plans (as defined at the start of the year), developing new areas (from within and outside the “sector”) and generating new opportunities for additional KTN revenue
  • To exploit synergies across the Complex Systems area; seeking and exploiting cross-cutting opportunities for innovation with other sectors and technologies
  • To be responsible for good financial practice, ensuring timely input of timesheets, invoices etc. and delivering to an agreed external budget, observing team expenses claims
  • To help set the direction of the sector area in collaboration with the Director and relevant Specialist(s), maintaining high attention to support for businesses with high growth potential
  • To work effectively across the KTN sector boundaries to identify opportunities for collaboration and innovation, capitalising on the Complex Systems team’s knowledge and capabilities.
  • To champion the understanding and development of the Complex Systems agenda, maintain strong relationships with relevant counterparts at Innovate UK and other key stakeholders
  • To support career development of the staff, with particular emphasis on experience across communities and maintaining or enhancing technical, market or functional capability
  • To work collegiately with colleagues to deliver best practice in areas such as knowledge transfer, innovation, events delivery, communications, project management
  • To contribute as a member of the Leadership Team promoting KTN values and behaviours and delivering change programmes
  • To support KPI delivery and provide regular reporting of activity and outcomes.

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

Download the complete job description here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org. Applications that are submitted without a CV and covering letter will be automatically withdrawn from the process.

All applications must be received by Monday 10th June.

Telephone interviews will be conducted on 20th & 21st June, and Face to Face Interviews will be on 12th & 15th July.

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