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Head of Knowledge Exchange and Partnerships

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

The South London Partnership boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton are leading in the development of a new partnership with local Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and business partners, to deliver innovative business support and develop routes into more intensive collaboration between entrepreneurs and academia; helping local businesses grow, creating new businesses, new products and new jobs.

This exciting new post will head up the programme and be responsible for developing a dynamic and innovative SME and University partnership, to stimulate knowledge-based growth and improve productivity across the South London Partnership boroughs.

The post holder will have experience of forging and managing multi stakeholder collaborations, with exceptional communications skills and the ability to interpret the needs of businesses and matching these to innovative academic expertise.

Through this partnership, the post holder will secure the delivery of a programme of knowledge exchange, as well as identifying and securing additional funding to extend the programme and enhance the opportunities for our businesses and university partners.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include Compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need), annualised hours, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 11 October 2020

Shortlisting Date: W/C 12th October 2020

Interview Date: W/C 26th October 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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