Head of Knowledge Exchange, Practice and Research in STEM

Nottingham Trent University

  • Permanent
  • Nottingham, East Midlands
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Head of Knowledge Exchange, Practice and Research in STEM
Date posted:19th January 2023
Closing date:27th February 2023

Competitive Salary and Benefits

At NTU we are building the University of the future. We are doing this through empowering and creating opportunity for all our students and staff so they may learn, discover, and enrich society locally, nationally and internationally. Our success is demonstrated by many accolades, including The Guardian University of the Year for 2019, The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year in 2018 and the THE University of the Year for 2017. Investment in people and facilities is a cornerstone to our success, including over £60 million of capital for research and teaching in the School of Science and Technology since 2016.

The school is home to around 6,000 students, including over 700 postgraduate students. Our six departments span the biological, mathematical, physical and sport sciences as well as engineering and computer science. We have a highly interdisciplinary culture and foster an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative working environment. Our mission is to provide a research embedded environment in which staff and students from all backgrounds are enabled to succeed, and to deliver societal impact through our knowledge exchange, practice, research, and teaching.

At NTU through both the knowledge exchange (KE) framework and research excellence framework (REF, 2021) the school continues to address the needs of society in a range of thematic endeavours to support innovation and skills development of business, to strengthen local community engagement through practice and research and to improve international connectivity and ranking. As Head of Knowledge Exchange, Practice and Research in STEM, you are central to the success of these goals. You will develop new strategies to support school KE and practice plans to enhance outcomes. You will build partnerships with business, local community, the public sector, and academic stakeholders to promote knowledge exchange and broaden practice and research endeavours. You will support the Associate Dean of Research to continue to enhance the success the school achieved in REF 2021, where three out of the four units of assessment achieved 96%+ international and world leading research outputs.

Candidates will bring experience of working in a relevant academic leadership role involving strategy and operations. This includes the planning and delivery of major research or enterprise projects and managing relationships with external stakeholders. You have a comprehensive knowledge of KE and research frameworks, and procedures to enable you to lead the planning and delivery of new academic provision. You also have strong interpersonal skills and a detailed understanding of at least one of the subject areas of the school.

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Closing date for applications: Midday, Monday 27th February 2023

How to apply

Anderson Quigley is acting as an employment advisor to Nottingham Trent University. An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Carolyn Coates on carolyn@andersonquigley.com, +44 (0)7825 871 944 or Ed Pritchard on ed@andersonquigley.com, +44 (0)7980 817 927.

Applications should consist of:

  • A full CV;
  • A covering letter (maximum of three pages) outlining how you meet the points under the person specification;
  • Please include details of two referees, though please note that we will not approach referees without your prior consent and only should you be shortlisted.

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from candidates who represent the diversity of our local communities and wider society. 


Closing Date: Monday 27th February

Shortlisting: Monday 6th March

Final Panel Interviews: Monday 27th March

Nottingham Trent University

Any questions?

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