The University of Wolverhampton

Knowledge Transfer Manager-Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS)

Springfield Campus, Off Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
36,382 - 43,434 pa
Closing Date
Job Reference

Fixed Term post until 31st March 2025


Role based across two sites -  Springfield Campus, Wolverhampton and National Foundry Training Centre, Tipton

(37 hours per week full time) – Two Posts


The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) is an employer-led training facility designed to improve productivity and growth in the high value manufacturing sector.  The ECMS has been funded by a grant provided by the Black Country LEP/Midlands Engine, awarded to the University of Wolverhampton as Project Sponsor, working in collaboration with key organisations in the region.  Recently the Project has been given a broader brief extending its scope beyond the original target group.


ECMS is seeking to employ a Knowledge Transfer Manager to deliver Business Assist support to SMEs via a range of activities.  Generating interest from eligible organisations and working proactively with them by drawing upon funded Project facilities, equipment, skills, knowledge and contacts, the aim  will be to ensure that SMEs get the best support possible from the Project which in turn has a positive and tangible impact upon their business. 


The Knowledge Transfer Manager will work in close liaison with ECMS Partner Organisations, ECMS Industry Board Members, SMEs and other supporting industry bodies to understand, and be able to develop and deliver, appropriate training and development courses, workshops and events in response to market needs founded in an industrial setting. 


You will have a good standard of general education up to and including A Level or equivalent.  You will also have a first degree in a subject relevant to the manufacturing industry or equivalent work experience.  Experience of developing and delivering training courses and events in a subject area relevant to the manufacturing sector is essential.   Applicants with experience of delivering training in strategy formulation and delivery, lean manufacturing, training and development or sales are particularly welcome.


For further information about the post please contact Krys Manifold, ECMS Project Manager, on 07583132319 or via email,


The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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