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Project Support Manager – International Programmes
Location:
Home or office based at London, with significant UK and overseas travel expected.
Salary:
£26,000 to £34,000pa depending on experience
Posted:
8 days ago
Applications close:
02 November 2018

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

Grade: Business Support Manager Level 1 or 2 (depending on experience)

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 to deliver strategic cross-cutting programme 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.

For the full Job Description, please click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org by 2nd November.

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

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Finance Assistant
Location:
KTN Harwell Office. Travel to other KTN locations as required.
Salary:
£20,000 - £23,000
Posted:
15 days ago
Applications close:
26 October 2018

Job Purpose: To assist the Finance Supervisor to deliver an effective, efficient and robust financial management to support the operations of KTN Limited. Assisting with improving processes, policies and maximising relationships with stakeholders, both internal & external.

Reporting to: Finance Supervisor

Grade: Coordinator

Location: KTN Harwell Office. Travel to other KTN locations as required.

Key accountabilities

  • Ensuring all transaction processing is accurate & timely and in line with KTN Ltd policies
  • Assisting with the improvement of KTN Ltd financial processes, procedures and controls
  • Maximising relationships with internal & external stakeholders

Job responsibilities

Finance Function – General:

  • Ensure tasks and deliverables are produced in line with the agreed finance timetable
  • Assist with claim preparation, commercial income, including EU projects
  • Ensure all financial documents are stored appropriately and available for audit/inspection as required

Journal preparation & processing

Support Finance team during busy times and provide absence cover if required

Support the Finance Supervisor and Finance Manager with other activities that may be required

Transaction Processing – Bank:

  • Upload bank transactions onto the finance system
  • Reconcile bank account daily within the finance system
  • Assist in updating the cashflow statement

Sales Ledger:

  • Ensure that all sale invoices are raised accurately and timely and in line with KTN Ltd policies
  • Ensure debtors are settled within agreed payment terms
  • Assist the routine credit control and work with the Finance Supervisor to resolve issues
  • Assist with contract and financial year reconciliations

Purchase Ledger:

  • Set up supplier accounts and maintain contracts
  • Raise purchase orders in line with KTN Ltd policies
  • Ensure that all purchase invoices are processed accurately and timely
  • Assist with contract and financial year reconciliations

Expenses:

  • Process cash expenses in line with KTN policies, ensuring staff are reimbursed accurately & timely
  • Process and reconcile credit card expenses in line with KTN policies, raising any issues with Finance Supervisor

Performance Management:

  • Manage workload efficiently and effectively.

 

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

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org by Friday 26th October 2018.

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Knowledge Transfer Adviser – Gloucestershire
Location:
This position will provide support for Gloucestershire, south Wales and north Somerset.
Salary:
Knowledge Transfer Adviser £45,000pa - £60,000pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
19 days ago
Applications close:
26 October 2018

Job Purpose: The job purpose is to facilitate knowledge transfer and innovation linkages between UK business and the UK research base (Universities, RTOs and national facilities), especially via promotion, brokerage, mentoring and support of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). The role is an important component of the Innovate UK family’s strategic relationships with the UK research base.

Reporting to: The role is within KTN’s Directorate of Innovation Effectiveness as part of a team advisers spread across the country, and reports to a Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser.

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Adviser £45,000pa – £60,000pa (depending on experience)

Scope: Assisting UK businesses to innovate, grow and profit from effective transfer of knowledge from the research base into business – covering all technologies and industries.

This position will provide support for Gloucestershire, south Wales and north Somerset, with occasional travel to elsewhere in the UK.

All KTAs have both a local role and a national role, acting as a knowledgeable conduit between the Innovate UK family, the local research base and innovation ecosystem and the national equivalents. A significant part of the role will be the facilitation, brokerage, mentoring and support of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships funded by Innovate UK and other KTP sponsors.

The role will suit an individual who knows how businesses work and enjoys helping them to work better. This will mean working with many different organisations at a senior level and so a passion for effective translation of science and technology into new and improved products, processes and services in business is vital.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Providing a key liaison into innovation activities of the research base (especially HEIs, RTOs and National Facilities) for the Innovate UK family.
  • Providing brokerage, facilitation, mentoring and support for KTP Partnerships by membership of their steering committees and encouraging best practice in Open Innovation and Collaborative Working.
  • Maintaining a portfolio of active KTP projects at target levels and monitoring these, influencing partners towards a positive outcome.
  • As appropriate, promoting KTP to businesses supported in other ways (e.g. Collaborative R&D grant holders).
  • Increasing the level of joined up intelligence on the innovation landscape enabling more targeted support of high-growth-potential innovative businesses – especially ensuring University spinouts and start-ups are properly connected.

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

For a full job description, please click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org by Friday 26th October 2018.

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Knowledge Transfer Adviser – London East, Essex and Suffolk; or Gloucestershire
Location:
This position will provide support for either: London East, Essex and Suffolk or; Gloucestershire and a share of the surrounding counties. Based from home with significant local travel, and occasional travel to elsewhere in the UK.
Salary:
Knowledge Transfer Adviser £45,000pa - £60,000pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
19 October 2018

Job Purpose:

The job purpose is to facilitate knowledge transfer and innovation linkages between UK business and the UK research base (Universities, RTOs and national facilities), especially via promotion, brokerage, mentoring and support of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). The role is an important component of the Innovate UK family’s strategic relationships with the UK research base.

Reporting to: The role is within KTN’s Directorate of Innovation Effectiveness as part of a team of 29 advisers spread across the country, and reports to the Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser.

Scope:

Assisting UK businesses to innovate, grow and profit from effective transfer of knowledge from the research base into business – covering all technologies and industries.

All KTAs have both a local role and a national role, acting as a knowledgeable conduit between the Innovate UK family, the local research base and innovation ecosystem and the national equivalents. A significant part of the role will be the facilitation; brokerage, mentoring and support of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships funded by Innovate UK and other KTP sponsors.

The role will suit an individual who knows how businesses work, and enjoys helping them to work better. This will mean working with many different organisations at a senior level, and so a passion for effective translation of science and technology into new and improved products, processes and services in business is vital.

Location: This position will provide support for either: London East, Essex and Suffolk or; Gloucestershire and a share of the surrounding counties. Based from home with significant local travel, and occasional travel to elsewhere in the UK.

Key accountabilities:

•       Providing a key liaison into innovation activities of the research base (especially HEIs, RTOs and National Facilities) for the Innovate UK family.

•       Providing brokerage, facilitation, mentoring and support for KTP Partnerships by membership of their steering committees and encouraging best practice in Open Innovation and Collaborative Working.

•       Maintaining a portfolio of active KTP projects at target levels and monitoring these, influencing partners towards a positive outcome.

•       As appropriate, promoting KTP to businesses supported in other ways (e.g. Collaborative R&D grant holders).

•       Increasing the level of joined up intelligence on the innovation landscape enabling more targeted support of high-growth-potential innovative businesses – especially ensuring University spinouts and start-ups are properly connected.

Job responsibilities

•       Identification of and liaison with key innovation stakeholders within the research base.

•       Promotion of KTP through pro-active meetings.

•       Analysing the needs and capabilities of businesses contacted or met to facilitate new B2R 
and B2B collaborations and promoting other Innovate UK funding competitions where 
KTP is not the most suitable support for their needs.

•       Brokerage of business–led new KTP for high growth-potential innovative businesses by 
helping identify suitable research base partners (utilising the knowledge and awareness 
of all KTN colleagues).

•       Assisting suitable new Partnerships to develop high-quality projects and the provision of 
on-going monitoring and support through the duration of the KTP project.

•       Assessing and scoring KTP applications as part of an assessment panel.

•       Coaching and mentoring of KTP Associates to encourage their development towards being a business leader of tomorrow.

•       Project completion review and reporting, including active connection of businesses to the 
appropriate follow-up support across the Innovate UK family and other suitable support 
sources such as Devolved Government mechanisms.

•       Follow up of completed projects to gather information on outcomes and continue support.

•       Participation in Innovate UK regional activity including liaison with Innovate UK Regional Managers, Enterprise Europe Network, local Catapult activity and other Innovate UK or KTN supported activities.

•       Full participation in KTN mapping of the innovation landscape, identifying business and academic needs and capabilities, identifying high-growth potential businesses and signposting to other forms of support and finance.

•       Assisting in the development and maintenance of a database of UK University spinouts 
and start-ups attracting Angel and VC funding.

•       To contribute to KTN wide internal communications facilitating new innovation connections and development of case studies and evidence of impact.

•       Timely and accurate completion of reports within KTN and to Innovate UK.

•       Any other reasonable tasks consistent with the job purpose and the needs of KTN.

Experience and qualifications

•       Degree qualified with a technical degree or equivalent and with industrial experience.

•       Notable business experience or demonstrated business awareness – credible with a wide range of stakeholders and clear ability to understand business strategy and the needs of a wide variety of businesses.

•       Experience of building and managing collaborative partnerships to deliver innovation.

•       Experience and awareness of the needs and drivers of the research base and credible 
with senior academics across a range of disciplines.

•       Ideally with experience of managing early career scientists in industry or the research base.

Working alone and as part of a team to deliver innovation outcomes

 

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ktn-uk.org by Friday 19th October 2018.

 

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

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