Change Development Manager - KTP Associate

Doune, Stirling
Up to £34.5K p.a., depending on experience
18 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Business and Creative Industries in Partnership with Key Facilities Management

Campus:                    Company Based, Doune

Job Title:                    Change Development Manager - KTP Associate 

Req No:                      REQ001428

Salary Scale:             Up to £34.5K p.a., depending on experience

Full-time:                    Full Time

Fixed Term:               26 months

  • Are you a Business or Management graduate looking for a unique opportunity to deliver an exciting project?
  • Would you like to work with a leading company and be supported by senior company management and by a team of academics at UWS?
  • Are you looking for hands on experience whilst gaining further qualifications?

If so, we want to hear from you!

The company

Key FM is at the forefront of Facilities Management (FM) both in the UK and Internationally. The company is expanding in the UK and Internationally, and has an intent to solidify their position as a global leader in their market. This will involve a combination of market led strategic change and business development activity, development, and implementation of a modern business structure (organisational change), enhanced infrastructure (business systems), improved business processes (strategic marketing and business development) and a customer centric culture (culture and change management).

Key FM has an existing, well-established relationship with UWS, and this will be the second KTP Project with the company.

You can hear from existing KTP Associate, Lewis, about his experience with Key FM here.

The role

This is a unique opportunity to join the Key FM team and work directly with a KFMI Director. We seek an outstanding graduate with a relevant degree in business/management, and proven interest in business innovation, development, and growth (particularly in SMEs) to help deliver this transformative project.  In addition, the post holder will bring to the team excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a high-performance team, collaborating with colleagues and sharing expertise.

The post will be based at the company HQ in Doune.

What is KTP?

This scheme offers an invaluable opportunity for graduates to become a key contributor to innovative real world company projects, giving you the chance to convert the skills and knowledge learned from your degree to practical application. You will gain vital experience and continue your development through support from on-site line managers and UWS academics, to achieve success in the wider commercial world.

Why UWS?

We support you – We are the only Scottish University to have a dedicated KTP centre, meaning you are fully supported throughout your time with the company by UWS staff.

We are growing – UWS is #1 in Scotland by size of our KTP portfolio and #1 in the UK by value of secured KTP projects.

You grow with us – Many of our KTP associates are offered permanent roles and continue to provide support to projects as part of a team and autonomously. We will also invest £5,500 in your development; this includes training in Chartered Management Institute (Level 5) and the opportunity to register for an MPhil or Ph.D.

To find out more click here

What we are looking for

An ambitious graduate to lead a challenging and innovative project with real impact. Someone with a track record of building an evidence base for further development and planning and organising their own work.

We suggest that interested candidates contact the Lead Supervisor for an informal discussion about the role. Contact Dr Christine Reilly by email:

To apply, visit

Candidates should complete the application form at the link above AND send a 3-minute video introducing yourself and telling us why you want to work for us to by the closing date.

Following this initial stage, the recruitment process will take place in two further interview stages, both of which will take place online.

Closing date: Monday 7th February 2022

First Interview: 17th or 18th February 2022

Second Interview: 24th February 2022

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

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