Knowledge Exchange Partnerships Manager

University of Glasgow - Arts College of Arts Administration

Job Purpose

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual with experience of fostering productive relationships across the public, private and third sectors, to lead on the development and delivery of knowledge exchange and doctoral training initiatives for Scotland’s national graduate school for arts and humanities.

You will work as part of a small and friendly team based at the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) offices at the University of Glasgow, the lead research organisation within the SGSAH partnership. Your excellent communication, customer relations and networking skills will facilitate partnership building with a wide variety of organisations across the creative, cultural and heritage, public, private and third sectors.

As part of knowledge exchange, you will support collaboration, partnership working and industry engagement, enhancing the visibility of arts and humanities doctoral research amongst SGSAH stakeholders and wider audiences.

You will work as part of a small team to lead on the development and implementation of strategies and policies for knowledge exchange (KE) and careers’ related training for Scotland’s national graduate school for arts and humanities. Working with the SGSAH Executive and member and partner institutions, you will support the development of SGSAH’s KE Hubs and Industry Advisory Boards structure.

You will build partnership relations with external organisations in order to identify mutually beneficial opportunities for KE and training activities, by:

  • Communicating business need to the arts and humanities research base;
  • Highlighting new developments in arts and humanities research to external organisations;
  • Building collaborations to take new ideas forward; co-ordinating the development and delivery of a coherent and strategic KE programme directed to the skills, capacities and requirements of doctoral researchers in the arts and humanities;
  • Managing the SGSAH internship programme, including identifying placement opportunities for students and developing and improving the application and other associated processes;
  • Developing external training in transferable skills to enhance the employability of arts and humanities doctoral researchers as part of the overall SGSAH training offering, preparing doctoral researchers for a wide variety of career paths;
  • Acting as an advocate for the capacity of arts and humanities research to influence and benefit people and policies beyond academia.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833

This is a fixed term role in the first instance, starting on 6 March 2018 until 31 December 2018.

Secondment and/or job share applications will be considered. Applicants must have permission from their employer before submission.

New entrants to the University of Glasgow will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

Interviews will be held Thursday, 8 February 2018

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

Vacancy Ref: 020055, closing date: 28 January 2018.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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