Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Manager

Edge Hill University - Computer Science

About You

With a keen interest in technology, you will understand the challenges and responses in Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise activity. We are looking for someone with a highly proactive and entrepreneurial approach to generate and realise opportunities, drive student engagement and secure industry partners for a variety of collaborations. You will have excellent communication skills, be flexible and be able to identify opportunities, and imbue high levels of professional integrity with stakeholders.

You will be solution focussed and results driven, with a real desire to deliver quality to all customers, advancing their knowledge and capability.

About the Role

Knowledge exchange and enterprise activity are the key components which interlink to support the delivery of the employability and research strategies of the Department of Computer Science and University widely. Knowledge exchange and enterprise in the Department has both an industry and a student face, facilitating projects and initiatives which create collaborations between industry, students and academics.

This work contributes widely to the employability agenda, through a diversified portfolio of extra-curricular activities in which students from across our degree programmes can engage; the University’s enterprise strategy, through the identification of new industry partners and the continual assessment of enterprise and innovation within the Computer Science Department; and the University’s research strategy, through knowledge exchange and collaborative research.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

Our comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme gives you the opportunity to have a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, a trim from our onsite hairdresser, make an appointment for a massage and to get together with colleagues over free food and drink to watch the latest film. This is just a taste of what we offer for you to take full advantage of at Edge Hill University.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” - THE University of the Year 2014/15.

The Department of Computer Science is a vibrant and innovative environment, which provides excellence in teaching and learning and a rapidly growing base for internationally renowned research. The Department has, for a number of years, been enjoying a significant period of growth, both in its students and staffing base, and has recently moved to a new £13m Tech Hub building housing state-of-the-art facilities to further support its vision as a digital centre of excellence. The Department is focusing its specialism in the areas of data analytics, visual computing and disruptive technologies and infrastructures.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, and voted Best University Workplace 2015, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing Managers.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact Professor Nik Bessis, Head of Department of Computer Science at

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