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OfS Student Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Adviser (Part-time 0.6FTE)

Keele University - Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence

Location: Keele
Salary: £34,304 Grade 7
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 26th October 2021
Job Ref: KU000001950

Fixed term to 31st August 2022

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join the Employability and Employer Engagement team within the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE). KIITE acts as a community of innovation and a showcase for the distinctiveness of our University’s educational offer: a core part of The Keele Difference.

As part of the Office for Students/Research England Student Knowledge Exchange Re-Imagined – Removing the barriers, engaging communities Project, Keele University and the University of Birmingham are working together to innovate in student mediated knowledge exchange, to remove barriers to engagement and engage marginalised communities. We will develop and expand successful, complementary approaches prioritising disadvantaged students, service learning and digital delivery. We will demonstrate what works, focusing on sustainability, regional economic impact and delivering external benefits such as enhanced employability, and solutions to business challenges and problems. We will develop, test and innovate in the following three areas (1) Student Consultancy, Internships and Challenges (1) Enterprise/start-up Challenges (3) Knowledge Exchange Impact Tool.

The Enterprise Adviser will support via the project the development of enterprise and entrepreneurship knowledge, skills and behaviours amongst students, graduates and staff. This will include a range of individuals, pre-starts and start-ups including commercial, social enterprises and freelancers. The role will work with the project team, academic colleagues, students, graduates and professional services colleagues from across the University.

This post is funded through the Office for Students/Research England funding competition for projects on student engagement in knowledge exchange: Demonstrating what works for students

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

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Closing date for applications: 26th October 2021

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