EnTRESS Knowledge Transfer Manager
Temporary post until 30th June 2023
Environmental Technologies and Resource Efficiency Support Service (EnTRESS)
An outstanding opportunity has arisen to join the award-winning 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 two Knowledge Transfer Managers (KTMs) to work on the second phase of the EnTRESS project working within the School of Architecture and the Built Environment within the wider Faculty of Science and Engineering. This £1.8 million part-funded ERDF contract, will operate and deliver across the Black Country and Stoke and Staffordshire LEP areas. Aiming to support 120 SME’s by offering expert advice on growing their businesses through specialist workshops, individual support, product assessment and focussed networking. The KTM roles will also support the development of a range of industry challenges and technology showcases around environmental technologies to support the growth of the environmental sector across the Black Country and Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP areas.
We expect the KT Manager to hold a degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent and to have experience of working with SME’s on business support projects. It is essential to have expertise across the environmental sector (engineering, waste, water, chemical, energy etc.) or in resource efficiency as you will be expected to advise SME’s in this area. You will also be expected to engage where appropriate with academic and research staff that can support business in specialist areas that may be outside of your experience.
While you will not be expected to lead the promotion of the project, it is essential that the individuals can build strong linkages with the network of organisations that are active in supporting the environmental sector in the region to maximise exposure for the project and the support it can offer. You are therefore likely to be one of the first points of contact for SME’s engaging with the project.
For informal discussions regarding the post, please contact Dr Paul Hampton, Director of EnTRESS on email: P.Hampton@wlv.ac.uk or mobile: 07977 200116
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.