Project Manager - UAL Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology
16 May 2022 23:55
UAL Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute, (FTTI, Oct 2021) builds on the success of the UAL Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT) Creative R&D Partnership, as part of the UK wide £80m Creative Industry Cluster Programme (CICP), delivered by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
The UAL BFTT is a £5.5m initiative, which has achieved £16m additional leverage to date, aimed at accelerating the innovation and growth of sustainability with in fashion, textile and technology related Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) via collaborative R&D partnership projects. Supporting an ambitious portfolio of STEM & Humanities research and development, BFTT initiatives span: sustainable design; environmental science; materials engineering and manufacturing; polymer chemistry; anthropology; business and management; computer science; digital design and production; experience economy.
For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.
We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.
One of four emergent strategically aligned Institutes at UAL, the Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute (FTTI) builds on long-established UAL expertise, and the current delivery of a £5.5m AHRC Creative Research & Development Partnership (CRDP) award (2018-23), The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT). BFTT is one of nine game-changing CRDPs, part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s creative industries, and a flagship Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund initiative.
Working in collaboration with University partners (including Loughborough University; University College London; Queen Mary University; University of Leeds and Cambridge University), BFTT has established a novel support programme for UK FTT SMEs, and consequently a portfolio of STEAM research and development initiatives spanning: sustainable design; environmental science; materials engineering and manufacturing; polymer chemistry; anthropology; business and management; computer science; digital design and production.
The post holder will provide project management for BFTT and liaise with Co-Directors/Co-Investigators (Co-Is) across the five Universities, V&A, and over 30 industry partner collaborators. As a highly motivated individual, you will significantly contribute to the success of this major AHRC-funded research project involving collaboration with academic, industry and public sector partners, providing support to the project, identifying and allocating appropriate levels of resources and managing the critical path to achieve the project deliverables as they are defined in the grant and partner collaboration agreements.
The post is fixed-term initially until 31st March 2023 and will be open to review in order to align with the UAL Fashion, Textile and Technology Institute.
Please refer to the job description attached for the full list of criteria.
Please apply early as this vacancy may close early should sufficient applications be received.
If you have any queries about this role, please contact Jaspreet Kaur, Resourcing Adviser via email RKEEstaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk or 020 7514 9627.
UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.
Candidates are advised to submit applications early.
This opportunity is closed to applications.