CFRC Knowledge Transfer Manager
Fixed Term post until 31st December 2021
An outstanding opportunity has arisen to join the award-winning architecture and built environment team within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton. Acknowledged as one of the largest universities in the UK, with 23,000 students, the University holds an excellent quality teaching profile, with a strong performance in third stream income generation and a world class research excellence profile. The University holds a strong track record of working with regional, national and international businesses, and this project is part of a collective group of ERDF projects that supports business growth across the Black Country and beyond.
We are seeking a Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM) to deliver on the Construction Futures Research Centre (CFRC) a £1.4 million ERDF contract, operating across the Black Country, and managed by the School of the Architecture and Built Environment. The Centre aims to support the development of collaborative research and development into the future of the built environment sector, with a focus on offsite construction, offsite manufacturing and advanced BIM.
We expect the Knowledge Transfer Manager to hold a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area, and to have experience of working with SMEs on business support projects. It is essential to have expertise across the built environment sector or in manufacturing as you will be expected to advise SMEs in this area. You will also be expected to engage where appropriate with academic and research staff that are able to support business in specialist areas that may be outside of your experience.
While you will not be expected to lead the promotion of the Centre it is essential that the individuals can build strong linkages with the network of organisations that are active in supporting the building technologies sector in the region to maximise exposure for the Centre and the support it can offer. You are therefore likely to be the first point of contact for SMEs engaging with the project.
For informal discussions regarding the post contact Matt Mellors, Project Manager, (01902 321871, Matt.Mellors@wlv.ac.uk).
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.