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Knowledge Exchange Development Officer 1 year FTE

University of West London - Research and Enterprise

Location: London
Salary: £36,570 to £41,953 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 24th March 2024
Job Ref: ENT048

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023. 

The Department 

This role will be based in the Research and Enterprise Operations Department, which is responsible for supporting the growth of research, knowledge exchange and commercial activity of the University. This is a dynamic team that has supported significant new activities over the last few years.

The Role 

Working with the Head of Knowledge Exchange and Business Engagement to proactively grow UWL’s knowledge exchange (KE) and enterprise activities. This role provides central support to coordinate our growing academic-led knowledge exchange income generating activity.

The role will prioritise:

  1. The identification, drafting and submission of knowledge exchange funding opportunities ensuring high-quality applications are supported from bid outline to project submission (such as consultancy projects, contract research tenders and innovation focused funding schemes).
  2. Improving the scale and quality of awards submitted by university business-facing services coordinating submissions for regional and national competitions. 
  3. Identifying opportunities and brokering collaborations between the university and businesses for enterprise focused activity (such as research partnerships, consulting, project funding).

The Person

The ideal person will have a passion for innovation and hold grant and bid management skills. Literate to business and industry needs, any experience across market analysis, business and contingency planning, IP commercialisation and/ or competitor analysis is of interest. Skills that are desirable - but not conditional - to this post include having an awareness of innovation funding application processes and/ or holding an understanding of grant funding schemes available to Higher Education institutions.

How to Apply To apply click on ‘Apply’ and fill out the application form.

Further information about the application process can be found here: 

https://jobs.uwl.ac.uk/display.aspx?id=1253&pid=0

Please email hr.recruitment@uwl.ac.uk if you need any assistance with the application process. 

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 1st April 2024.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact John Charton, Head of Knowledge Exchange and Business Engagement, John.Charlton@uwl.ac.uk

Additional Information

Read more about working at the University of West London at https://www.uwl.ac.uk/about-us/how-university-works/why-work-uwl

Our department is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point. 

This position does not meet the University criteria for Skilled Worker sponsorship.

We will intermittently review the applications as part of this open advert, therefore if successful, you will be shortlisted and contacted at any time. 

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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