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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Data Visualisation
Location:
KTN’s Design and Innovation Effectiveness team is based at KTN’s main office in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London and the successful candidate will be expected to work regularly from the London office. Home-based working is also possible. Some UK travel is also anticipated within the post duties.
Salary:
£31,447 - £39,310p.a
Posted:
5 days ago
Applications close:
05 August 2019

Job Purpose

To provide the analytical expertise and creative direction in transforming data and evidence available to KTN into engaging and persuasive narratives. This role builds the capability of KTN’s insights team to translate the significance of patterns, trends and issues found through data enquiry, into public-facing, engaging assets, both digitally and in hard copy.

Reporting to: Head of Design and Innovation Effectiveness

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager Level 1

Salary: £31,447 – £39,310p.a. (depending on experience)

Location: KTN’s Design and Innovation Effectiveness team is based at KTN’s main office in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London and the successful candidate will be expected to work regularly from the London office. Home-based working is also possible. Some UK travel is also anticipated within the post duties.

Scope: The role will be based in the Design and Innovation Effectiveness team, concentrating primarily on developing assets generated across the team.

This role will suit individuals who are bold and imaginative in the way they communicate information visually, with an eagerness to work across the innovation landscape. This may be in relation to different sectors and industries, for instance representing the potential of artificial intelligence, or the opportunities for new healthcare treatments. Or they may be in relation to innovation opportunities across the UK, demonstrating strengths or gaps across the country. The role will be delivering a varied portfolio of design projects simultaneously across the organisation, with a large emphasis on showcasing innovation activities, strengths and capabilities across industry sectors and different UK regions.

You are a storyteller at heart, with the graphic design skillset to communicate a wealth of often complex information into simpler, accessible and visually striking messages. You will bring the creative flair and imagination to help elevate and distinguish KTN’s assets from the outputs of other innovation organisations.

Alongside your design skills you will need to be comfortable dealing with the outputs of data analysis. You will work alongside the insights team who will undertake the main data investigation but you will advise them on the optimal ways of ensuring the right questions are asked of the data to bring out the best possible results for visualisation.

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 central to that in helping to translate the available evidence and technical insights in particular areas.

Key accountabilities

  • Supporting KTN projects which deliver on innovation processes and practice
  • Developing the external profile of the KTN in relation to informing and leading public discussions in relation to innovation in the UK
  • Undertaking internal reporting and monitoring KPIs
  • Using analytical capability to advise others on the most suitable approaches to handling data in order to realise different ways of presenting it
  • Demonstrating critical thinking in examining numbers, trends and data, to see ‘the bigger picture’ and present insightful conclusions

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
  • Taking a lead on the design process for creative and imaginative ways of delivering insights and key messages to particular audiences
  • Fostering a culture of creativity across the organisation in relation to data and storytelling and generate best practice for other teams in engaging storytelling
  • Encourage engagement, collaboration and knowledge transfer between designers, technologists, innovators, business and academics
  • Advocate the use of design early in the innovation process externally and internally
  • Strengthening KTN’s analytical capabilities through creative approaches in visualising complex data sets clearly and concisely
  • Deliver visually engaging publications, many of which need geographical representation of multi-layered data

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

Click here to download the complete job description.

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 5th August.

Interviews will be conducted w/c Monday 19th August.

 

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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Manufacturing
Location:
Home or office based working with significant UK travel and occasional international travel expected. (KTN have offices in London and Edinburgh)
Salary:
£37,737pa  to £49,792pa (depending on experience)
Posted:
12 days ago
Applications close:
12 August 2019

Job Purpose

To create sustainable economic growth through a programme of networking activities which accelerates the delivery of innovation in the UK manufacturing sector.

Reporting to: Head of Manufacturing

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM 2) Salary £37,737pa  to £49,792pa (depending on experience)

Location: Home or office based working with significant UK travel and occasional international travel expected. (KTN have offices in London and Edinburgh)

Scope:  

The role will be based in KTN’s Manufacturing team which works to drive innovation in UK manufacturing, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives, by making compelling connections to cutting edge knowledge, creativity, facilities and funding. The role will include working with colleagues across all of KTN’s dedicated sector, thematic and technology teams, and members of the KTN network, to accelerate the delivery of UK innovation across a wide range of industrial sectors. Whilst part of the role will entail helping innovators to reach manufacturing fruition, there will be an emphasis on helping manufacturers to innovate and adopt innovations. The job holder will support initiatives such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund along with the exploration and delivery of new business growth opportunities.

Key accountabilities:

  • Support development and delivery of KTN delivery plans and projects relating to manufacturing.
  • Engage with manufacturing companies to identify their opportunities, needs and capabilities, and make strategic introductions that drive innovation, recording these on KTN’s CRM software.
  • Maintain awareness of innovative manufacturing technologies, approaches and business models, and providers of knowledge, services and facilities that can enable their deployment.
  • Development of sector wide and system-level solutions through engagement with a full range of the KTN network.
  • Lead on the delivery of workshops to address complex industrial challenges with attendance from senior members of staff from UK business and research organisations.
  • Assist with reporting obligations to key stakeholders on project progress, performance and impact.
  • Grow the network of stakeholders which recognise the paid service delivery capability of KTN.

Job responsibilities

  • To lead and be a team member in specific tasks which drive innovation in manufacturing, for example through the deployment of innovative digital technologies or the deployment of business models such as servitisation.
  • To develop and maintain relationships with high growth potential businesses in manufacturing.
  • To directly assist businesses providing support through knowledge transfer, making relevant new connections, facilitating collaborations and mentoring applications for funding.
  • To engage businesses with the Innovate UK/UK Research and Innovation assets (eg. the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund)
  • To capture, record and communicate the outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics (KPI) capture.
  • To maintain a strong relationship with relevant counterparts in Innovate UK, UK Research and Innovation and other relevant stakeholders.
  • To plan and deliver dissemination, scoping and networking meetings, encouraging cross-sector involvement where possible.
  • To seek new opportunities for KTN, with potential for new revenue.
  • 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 ongoing right to work in the U.K without restrictions, as sponsorship for visas is not provided.

To view 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 12th August.

Telephone interviews will be conducted w/c 13th August, and Face to Face Interviews will be w/c 2nd September.

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Finance Project Analyst
Location:
KTN Harwell Office. Travel to other KTN locations as required.
Salary:
£30,000-£35,000 pa depending on experience
Posted:
14 days ago
Applications close:
31 July 2019

Job Purpose

To assist the Finance Projects Supervisor to deliver an effective, efficient and robust financial management of KTN’s projects and high-quality support to Budget Holders, Project Leads and Directors. Assisting with improving processes, policies and maximising relationships with stakeholders, both internal & external.

Reporting to: Finance Projects Supervisor

Grade: Business Support Manager (BSM2)

Salary: £30,000-£35,000 pa depending on experience

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

Key accountabilities

  • Managing projects finance reporting requirements
  • Ensuring that all external claim, invoicing and reporting deadlines are met
  • Assisting with the improvement of KTN Ltd financial processes, procedures and controls
  • Maximising relationships with internal & external stakeholders

Job responsibilities

Project Management

  • Financial management of projects including claim preparation
  • Produce monthly financial reports for Budget Holders and Project Leads to agreed deadlines
  • Provide regular updates to the Finance Projects Supervisor of all project related activities
  • Monitor project costs and investigate any adverse variances
  • Support the Budget Holders and Project Leads to achieve accurate planning and forecasting of business activities, revenues and project costs
  • Assist with the company budget and forecast cycles including in year profiling
  • Assist in the external audit of claim submissions
  • Maintain the finance project register
  • Be the first point of contact for project finance queries
  • Flag any issues to the Finance Projects Supervisor in a timely manner

Other

  • Monitor and report on compliance with finance procedures, policies and updates
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders and ensure queries are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Support Finance team during busy times and provide absence cover if required
  • Any other tasks that the Finance Projects Supervisor may require assistance with

Performance Management

  • Manage workload efficiently and effectively
  • Meet internal and external deadlines

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K without restrictions as sponsorship for visas 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.

Click here for a complete job description.

All applications must be received by 31st July 2019.

1st face to face interviews will be conducted on 5th August, and the 2nd round of face to face interviews will be on 8th August.

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Marketing Manager (Edinburgh)
Location:
Edinburgh, with some UK travel expected.
Salary:
up to £30,000 per annum, depending on experience
Posted:
15 days ago
Applications close:
01 August 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, 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 Thursday 1st August.

Applications will be reviewed when received, so early application is encouraged.  Face to Face Interviews will be on taking on Friday 26th July and Monday 5th August in our Edinburgh Office.

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