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Project Facilitator

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£37,337 to £41,406 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Job Details

School/Department: Research & Innovatio
Based at:Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: 18 Months
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £37,337 to £41,406 per annum
Apply by: 06/12/2023

Role Description

About the Role

The Healthcare Technologies Capability Connector is an 18-month collaborative project between the University of Herfordshire, Imperial College London and Cranfield University. It aims to boost commercialisation know-how, share best practice around effective research translation and build a diverse talent pipeline of researchers and entrepreneurs in order to bring new healthcare-related products, services and technologies to market. Working closely with your line manager, the Project Lead (based at the University of Hertfordshire) and partner project teams, your role will be to provide operational support to the project, to liaise with academic and professional support staff across Cranfield University to deliver the project workstreams, to assist with the cross-pollination of resource (expertise and facilities) between the three universities, and to capture insights, outputs and impacts from the project. There will also be opportunities to work with the Knowledge Exchange team on a wider range of initiatives involving partnership development, and support for innovation and emerging technologies.

About You

You will be educated to degree level in a science, engineering or business related subject or have equivalent experience, and have demonstrable experience with research commercialisation or support for technical innovation, as well as proven ability in successful project management and in effective communication with diverse teams.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) supports researchers in working together to achieve excellence and impact in delivering the University’s vision for research and innovation, and reports to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation. 

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                   

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Juliet Kauffmann, Partnership Development Manager on (E):

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4679.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   6 December 2023

Interviews to be held: 3rd or 4th January 2023


Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns.

We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield.

Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda.

Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the ‘Cranfield way’ but it has never been more important than in today’s world.

People are key to our competitive advantage and so we need to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business. We aim to create a culture where you can flourish and succeed and, in turn, contribute towards Cranfield’s success.

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