Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Coordinator

Ormskirk, Lancashire
£26,495 to £28,936  per annum 
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Coordinator


Computer Science
Location:   Ormskirk
Salary:   £26,495 to £28,936  per annum 
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date: Monday 19 February 2018
Reference:  EHA0903-0218

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students from our newly built state of the artTechnology Hub.

About You

Highly proactive and entrepreneurial in approach: you will generate and realise knowledge exchange opportunities, drive student engagement and secure industry partners for a variety of collaborations. You will have excellent communication skills, be flexible and be able to identify opportunities, and maintain high levels of professional integrity with stakeholders.

Keenly interested in technology, you will understand the challenges and responses in student employability, and student and employer engagement. You will ideally have an understanding of the key stakeholders and funding landscape for knowledge exchange activities in the higher education sector.

To be successful you will be educated to degree level, with evidence of continuing professional development, along with a real desire to advance knowledge exchange activities.

About the Role

You will lead the development of new business opportunities in the Computer Science Department and be responsible for identifying a range of funding opportunities. It will be your role to engage with staff and industry, to advance and maximise knowledge exchange collaborations.

With responsibility for driving, maintaining and managing projects activity, you will work closely with colleagues within the Department, Faculty and wider University context. On an ongoing basis you will liaise with our employability coordinator to identify and manage student projects and overall, support students to develop skills and behaviours which maintain the departments high standards on employability.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer a range of specialist development sessions or courses and an award winning staff health  wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017).

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us 

A great success story an institution that improves and impresses year after year  Times Higher Education.

The Computer Science department has an active research community involving academic staff, several PhD students and national and international research projects. The department also has close links with industry and includes an enterprise projects team which develops systems for clients together with Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher University of the Year award celebrated our distinct role in transforming lives  reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact:
Nik Bessis, Head of Department at