Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Knowledge Exchange Facilitation Manager

Knowledge Exchange Facilitation Manager

Enterprise & Innovation Services Salary: £46,974 to £54,395 Closing Date: Thursday 23 November 2023 Interview Date: Tuesday 05 December 2023 Reference: 1275-23

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills and experience to create knowledge exchange platforms and programmes that encourage collaboration across organisations and the university to drive positive change?

This is an exciting new opportunity to join the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) Knowledge Exchange (KE) Team to lead on the design and delivery of KE activity designed to tackle the challenges facing organisations, providing opportunities for systemic change as well as unlocking innovation and growth potential.

You will be based in LUMS but work as part of a cross-institutional team. Your specific role will be to design and deliver initiatives that provide a platform for external partners to engage with research and expertise drawn from across the institution. You will also be pivotal in developing and nurturing relationships with external stakeholders as well as overseeing all delivery of knowledge exchange activity, innovation challenges and more.

You must have an understanding of the external socio-economic landscape and how it affects organisations as well as significant experience in the design and delivery of peer learning and other relevant business engagement programmes.

You will join us on an indefinite contract, however the role remains contingent on project funding which, at this time, is not confirmed beyond 31 March 2025

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups, we can offer a blended working pattern and will consider applications for both full-time and part-time hours, including job-sharing options. Please state your preference in your application cover letter.

If you would like further information and an opportunity to discuss the role, please contact Helen Wilkinson, Knowledge Exchange Development Manager: [email protected]

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    Knowledge Exchange Facilitation Manager


    Lancaster University


    United Kingdom


    November 12, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 23, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics,Education

    About the employer

    Established in 1964 by the Royal Charter, Lancaster University is amongst the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It is among the only 6 collegiate universities in the country and has collaborations with NHS, GCHQ, LEP, CEH, EA, Sunway University, and UFLA, Brazil. Initially, the university was based at St. Leonard's Gate. The campus was moved to Bailrigg in South Lancaster in 1968. The university formerly had four colleges namely Cartmel, County, Lonsdale, and Bowland. Grizedale, Fylde, Furness, Pendle, and Graduate colleges were set up after 1990. Currently, it has 9 colleges that offer a total of 18 research programs.

    The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster city center. The Bailrigg campus is home to Lancaster Arts, bringing together our own theatre, art gallery, and concert series. The Nuffield Theatre is one of the largest professional studio theatres in Europe. It hosts public performances of theatre, contemporary dance and live art from some of the best-known and respected companies from the UK and abroad. Each of the 9 colleges has its private residence blocks, administration staff, halls, bars, and Wi-Fi enabled common areas. There are two banks, a bakery, an ice-cream parlor, general stores and supermarkets, a beauty salon, and a post office on the university campus. Lancaster also has Chaplaincy Centre which houses prayer rooms with facilities for different faiths such as Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islam, and Baha'i. Lancaster University provides university bus services making it convenient for the students and employees to commute. Further, the M6 motorway is only a five minutes' drive from the campus. It takes 10 minutes to drive to the West Coast Main Line that connects the city to London, Scotland, and Manchester.

    The academic structure of the university consists of undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate courses, research, and doctoral level programs. The acclaimed staff of the university guides the students into international level research centered on humanities, business subjects, natural sciences, modern languages, social sciences, and technology. Presently, the university has over 13,000 full-time students enrolled for first and higher degrees. There are 3,027 employees on the university campus including 1,323 faculty members.

    Lancaster University has over 148,000 alumni in more than 180 countries. The university has a notable list of alumni who have gained recognition in their respective disciplines. Emily Fleeshman is a Hollywood actress, famous for her role of Nikki in popular TV show Still Open All Hours. Also, she is the founder of an acting school named ‘The Actors' Lab’ based in Salford. Satnam Rana is a news presenter on BBC. Some other noble laureates of the university are Roger Ashton-Griffiths (actor), Andrew Brooke Miller (Novelist), Catherine Jane Smith (a member of British Labour Party), Lucy Jane Briers (actor), Andy Serkis (actor and director), Bruce Sewell (former counsel of Apple).

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