Business Development Manager (KTP Associate)

City of Edinburgh (GB)
Up to £42,000
08 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Business and Creative Industries in Partnership with Firefinch


Business Development Manager (KTP Associate)




Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum (based on 36 hours per week)


Location: Edinburgh / Hybrid


Working Pattern: Flexible working of 32 or 36 hours per week around the core hours of 10am to 3pm


Fixed Term



The Company


At Firefinch Software we make custom software and data science solutions to create value for clients in the life sciences sector.


The work we do varies from small proof-of-concept data analyses and prototype applications up to large systems which companies run their core business on every day.


Our clients are diverse and include instrument manufacturers, academic start-ups & spinoffs, and contract research & manufacturing organisations.


The role


As Business Development Manager at Firefinch Software you would be a key part of the management team, driving new business for the company by working with both new and existing clients.


This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of a friendly and supportive team in a successful organisation.


Day to day, you would:


  • Investigate business opportunities including contacting existing and potential clients through networking/events Manage the tendering process Collaborate with clients through the entire product development lifecycle. Coordinate with Marketing Provide feedback and guidance to colleagues and clients.


The successful candidate will have:


  • Must have graduated within the past 5 years to meet KTP criteria. Commercial awareness of challenges faced in the life sciences market and how software fits within this industry Science, Marketing or Software Engineering based degree Have experience of bringing products to market Excellent interpersonal skills, including presentation




Why UWS?


UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University rankings). University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities.


Salary & benefits


  • Salary range: Up to £42K based on 36 hours per week. 32 days holiday (including bank holidays). Flexible working of 32 or 36 hours per week around core hours of 10:00 to 15:00. Matched charity donations up to £500 per year. Generous budget allocated for training. Compressed hours – you will have the option of working your hours across 4 days instead of 5. Enhanced maternity and paternity leave. Pension Scheme. Modern equipment and tools



To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter on how you meet the criteria for the role to


To request a Job description & Person specification, please contact the recruitment team at




Closing date: Tuesday 3rd October 2023


Interview date: Friday 13th October 2023


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


UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer. 


University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520. 



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