Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager – South West Creative Technology

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
£38,833 - £42,418
29 May 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager – South West Creative Technology
Fixed-term until 31 August 2021
£38,833 - £42,418

The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) brings together universities and industrial partners, pooling their research and innovation expertise to develop cutting-edge practices, techniques and products in creative digital technologies, driving growth and building capacity in the SW regional economy. 

Supported by a grant from Research England, and led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the three-year project is a partnership with Watershed in Bristol, Kaleider in Exeter, Bath Spa University, the University of Plymouth and Falmouth University. 

The Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager, based at UWE Bristol, will be responsible for leading on the development of an interdisciplinary, user-focused and inclusive Knowledge Exchange framework for Creative Industries across the SWCTN. 

You will lead the Knowledge Exchange Manager team in developing and delivering an efficient, effective and bespoke programme of activity, extending capability and increasing capacity for knowledge exchange within the network, mobilising research expertise and innovation assets in the context of a wider ‘creative economy’, brokering partnerships across industry, Higher Education, the public and third sectors and applying a range of expert services to identify and facilitate knowledge exchange and commercialisation opportunities. 

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims. 

We are a well-established university, with over 29,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries, making this a diverse and interesting place to study. We achieved 88% student satisfaction in the NSS in 2017, this excellent result puts us as the top university in the South West for student satisfaction. 

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK. 

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including: 

• A generous holiday allowance of 27 Days. 
• Up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition; 
• Flexible working; 
• Excellent defined benefit pension schemes; 
• Option to participate in the cycle to work scheme; 
• Family friendly policies; 
• Onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus; 
• Option to purchase childcare vouchers. 

This post is based at our City Campus in Bristol city centre which comprises of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed and is home to UWE Bristol's creative and cultural subjects. Through a combination of University sites and partnerships with creative and cultural organisations in the city, we have developed a network of cultural and creative spaces. These enable our students and staff to develop their professional practice in inspiring learning environments as well as provide opportunities for creative collaboration and networking.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please contact Nick Triggs on 0117 370 8874 or email:

Closing date: 24 June 2018.

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