Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire
Responsible to: Head of CEO Office
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Maternity cover, 3 month probation and 1 month notice
Holiday: 28 days per annum, plus statutory holidays.
Equal Opportunities: The Satellite Application Catapult strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process will be expected.
The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent technology and innovation company whose purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. The company is a not for profit Research Organisation, with a commercial trading subsidiary. The organisation embraces an open and innovative culture, encouraging an ethos of knowledge exchange and sector engagement, and has quickly become a world class centre of facilities and expertise.
We’re one of ten Catapults established and overseen by Innovate UK. They are places where the best of the UK’s innovative businesses and researchers work together to bring new products and services more quickly to commercialisation. Focusing on areas with great market potential, Catapults will open up global opportunities for the UK and generate economic growth for the future.
To innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites
To be a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, we create valued partnerships to deliver game-changing results
The Catapult fosters an open and collaborative culture that stimulates and develops staff and encourages collaboration and innovation. Our employee value proposition is strong. We have worked hard to create an environment which is dynamic, exciting, challenging, rewarding, flexible and, most importantly, fun. More about the Catapult Culture
One of the key roles of the CEO Office is to build strategic relationships with academic and research institutions, in the UK and internationally. These relationships enable future opportunities for commercial satellite applications to be created, by communicating business need to the scientific research base, highlighting new developments to businesses and building collaborations to take new ideas forward.
The Knowledge Exchange Manager will work within the CEO Office and be responsible for identifying, selecting and deploying a wide variety of Knowledge Exchange (KE) mechanisms, networking and research coordination mechanisms, to build collaborations between the Catapult and external academic and research organisations across the UK.
The main responsibilities of the Knowledge Exchange Manager are as follows:
Managing and coordinating the Catapult interface with a wide variety of KE partners including:
Reporting and Communications
Lead the management of KE Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to enable regular reporting to demonstrate the success of the KE activities. Ensure maximum impact upon the economy and society from the Catapult’s investments in KE.
Required Skills and Experience
This is an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic individual, seeking a challenging role to foster new collaborations between academia and businesses and to support the economic growth of the satellite applications sector.
If you are up for the challenge and thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, send your CV along with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.