Creative R&D Business Programme Manager


Academic Development and Services
LCF - John Prince's St, London UK
Full time
Fixed Term
3.5 years

19 December 2018 17:00

9 January 2018
£45,603.00 - £54,943.00
We are seeking an outstanding, enthusiastic and ambitious Creative R&D Business Programme Manager to help manage an exciting new multi-disciplinary collaborative R&D project: The Business of Fashion, Textiles & Technology (BoFTT). Based at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (UAL), you will support the BoFTT Project Directors and research team in the management of the research & development programme in fulfilment of the project deliverables. You will significantly contribute to the programme design, recruitment, selection and success of this multifaceted project and its effective and efficient delivery, by liaising with our academic and industry collaborators, and public sector partners, managing significant financial resources and programme office, and ensuring documentation, promotion, showcasing and formal reporting of key aspects of the project.
University of the Arts London has been awarded one of nine game-changing R&D partnerships as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s creative industries, under the banner of the flagship Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund initiative.  Over the next five years, the AHRC’s Creative Industries Clusters Programme will strengthen the creative industries’ position as vital to UK economic growth and resilience, and provide direct links into shaping Government policy.  As one of six UAL colleges, LCF contributed to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), where UAL’s research was assessed as being 83% World Leading and international, is first in the Power ranking for Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory. LCF research feeds directly into the University of the Arts London Research Strategy.
In particular, you will have relevant experience of business development, Knowledge Transfer / Exchange, and enterprise support, high level industry / HEI R&D project management experience or equivalent in the HEI-industry context, plus experience with legal and contractual negotiations between HEIs and industry, planning and managing multiple projects, monitoring budgets, organising events/meetings, workshops and promotional media. You will also have experience of identifying funding and income streams, writing management information reports and disseminating research findings to a wide audience.
At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

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