Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Coordinator (Stratford)


London College of Fashion
LCF - John Prince's St, London UK
Full time
College Office
Fixed Term
6 months in the first instance

5 June 2020 23:55

12 June 2020
£38,694 - £46,423 pa

We are looking for a Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Coordinator (Stratford), to support the Director of Research and Innovation (Stratford) in the development of collaborative external research funding opportunities with academic and industry partners, spanning the wider creative economy.

Key responsibilities include; targeting external income from a diverse range of sources including UKRI Research Councils to Government opportunities and charitable trusts; extending the College's links in research, professional practices and related industries; and building and maintaining partnerships across established and new academic, industry and cultural sector networks.

Research at LCF thrives within the College's unique specialist and transdisciplinary environment and is supported and resourced by dedicated research facilities such as the cosmetic science and digital laboratories, Fashion Space Gallery (FSG), world class library and archive. LCF hosts two world leading UAL Research Centres, for Fashion Curation and Sustainable Fashion; the Digital Anthropology Lab and seven Research Hubs including one that supports the activity of approximately 70 PhD students. Research spans practice and theory in design, performance, curation, artefact, psychology, cosmetic science, social science, sustainable and material practices, creative business and management, digital production and communication, film, media and cultural studies.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

London College of Fashion is extremely proud to be a global leader in fashion education, research and consultancy. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

London College of Fashion, UAL is undertaking an unprecedented programme of change. In 2023 we will be consolidating our existing six sites into a new purpose built campus as part of a new education and cultural district on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Ahead of this move, we welcome applications from candidates who live in and around East London, as well as from those keen to join us on this exciting and unique opportunity in our College’s history.

If you have any queries you may contact the LCF Staffing Team, email:

Using your experience of operating across established academic, industry and cultural sector networks you will provide focused opportunities for income generation and collaboration in cross-disciplinary research and both academic and developmental research support to members of staff, monitoring progress and maintaining appropriate records. As appropriate, you may also support postgraduate teaching and research supervision.

Key to this post will be a track record of supporting the development of successful research funding proposals and medium to high value funding bids to UK and international sources, working primarily across transdisciplinary teams, including the science, arts, humanities and social sciences. You will ideally be doctorally qualified or equivalent, with an interest in research, related policy developments and engaged with research intersecting the many disciplines attached to the wider creative economy.

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. 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.