Knowledge Exchange and Commercial Manager

University of the West of England, Bristol - Research, Business & Innovation

We are seeking a Knowledge Exchange and Commercial Manager to lead and manage the Knowledge Exchange and Commercial Team (KEC) within the Research & Business Enterprise Professional Service at UWE. 

You will manage, develop and enable this exciting and expanding activity across the University. Working closely with the faculties, Deans and Research leaders within UWE and liaising with the relevant professional services e.g. contracts team, to provide a seamless professional agile service.

The KEC Team will work strategically aligned to UWE’s Strategy, ambitions and aims with particular focus on the Research and Enterprise strategy, aligning the KEC Teams service to the needs of these key areas.

You will be responsible for developing the KEC service for UWE’s Researchers, Students, and Enterprise Zone communities as well as managing UWE’s patent portfolio. Building and enabling knowledge and expertise in order to increase the capacity and activity across the University, with key metrics around KE and Commercial activity, engagement and income. Liaising with external partners in order to provide a strong and engaged group of interested ‘bodies’ to work with the commercial activity of the university.

You will have:

  • A good first degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject related to the research interests of the University.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Closing date for applications is 19 December 2017

Interviews are planned for week commencing 15 January 2018

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity please see the attached full job description and person specification for the role.

For an informal discussion or have any queries, please contact Tracey John on 0117 32 83860 or email to:

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK

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