UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Business Development Officer 

Location
Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
Salary
£31,604 - £38,833
Posted
14 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Business Development Officer   

Salary range: £31,604 - £38,833 
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Term: Open-ended 
Closing date: 03/12/2017 

The West of Scotland KTP Centre is hosted by the University of Strathclyde and represents nine partner institutions. The Centre has been developing successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) for over twenty years and has a portfolio of around 50 projects (www.ktpws.org.uk). KTP projects help business to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. KTP is funded by Innovate UK with 12 other funding organisations.

The Business Development Officer will work as part of a small team in a quiet but extremely busy office. Applications are invited from graduates with a degree (ideally science or engineering discipline) and relevant work experience in a business environment or knowledge exchange activity in higher education. 

You will use your networking skills to identify potential KTP partners and be capable of matching academic expertise with opportunities to work with business. You will support academic and business clients through the grant application process and be responsible for ensuring high quality proposals are developed by agreed deadlines.

This position will require you to have excellent writing skills with the ability to present technical information in an easy to read format. You will have a high degree of numeracy and financial literacy along with excellent IT skills and a natural aptitude for learning unfamiliar software packages. You will demonstrate innovative approaches in previous roles and be proactive, target driven and have a dynamic approach. The post requires you to have a clean driving licence and the use of a car.

Whilst not essential for the role, candidates with experience writing KTP/knowledge exchange grant funding applications are highly desirable.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Alasdair Cameron, Director, alasdair.cameron@ktpws.org.uk, 0141 548 3733.