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Business Engagement Officer (KTP)

Technology Transfer & Impact Programmes

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £34,804
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 02 January 2020
Interview Date:   Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  1203819TW

The University is proud of the impact of its research, with our researchers tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges. We work in partnership with industry across a broad range of collaborations, enabling the translation of research outputs into policies, products and services of benefit to business and society.  

Research and Innovation Services is now recruiting a Business Engagement Officer to join the knowledge exchange function in its Technology Transfer and Impact Programmes team with specific responsibility for delivering on the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Programme. You will be driving a wide-ranging portfolio of projects designed to maximise interactions between the University and business partners and supporting their application for project funding under the KTP Programme. You will develop and implement systems for resource management and facilitate the smooth operation of the processes within the University KTPs. 

As a key member of the Business Engagement Team, you will work with colleagues to support enquiries from businesses, particularly SMEs, looking to collaborate with and access the University’s expertise and facilities. You will provide a central point of contact for access to funding information for Innovate UK, proof of concept and other translation funding schemes in support of commercialisation and business collaboration activities.

Commercially astute and technologically aware, you will work with world-class researchers and partners to help shape relationships, secure funding, and develop strong mutually beneficial partnerships.  With excellent communication skills, commercial flair and attention to detail, you will be well organised with the ability to multi-task and work well as part of a dedicated team. 

You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-moving environment.  If you have the relevant expertise and experience with a keen interest to support impactful industry engagement and a proven track record of networking and building strong partnerships, then we would like to hear from you.   

For an informal discussion, please contact: Rachel Tucker, Departmental Coordinator + 44 02380 594686 email depcoord@southampton.ac.uk

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1203819TW on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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