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KTP Operations Coordinator

Business Engagement

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £27,929 to £33,314 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 14 August 2022
Interview Date:  Tuesday 06 September 2022
Reference:  R220455
Release Date:  Wednesday 13 July 2022

Aston University is a Top 5 provider of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) in the UK. KTP ( is a well-established Innovate UK programme that has been helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within UK universities. We require an enthusiastic and diligent individual to join the Research and Knowledge Exchange Team to support continued growth and deliver outstanding service to our KTP Partners.

You will provide the administration for Aston University’s (KTP) portfolio. You will be responsible for managing your own caseload of projects, acting as a main point of contact, working closely with colleagues to provide an effective, efficient and customer focussed support service to company partners, academic staff, KTP Associates, KTP Advisers and Innovate UK. You will assist the continual development, improvement and implementation of processes and systems, and take a lead on new initiatives.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent with experience of working in an administrative role in a commercial or Higher Education setting, dealing with a wide range of staff and customers at all seniority levels. You will work as part of an experienced team, with a clear customer focus and have excellent IT, communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

You will represent Aston University at KTP meetings at our company partner premises or online, delivering a high quality, professional support service to stakeholders. 

The role offers an excellent opportunity to support impactful University Business Engagement, with the option to undertake training & development and follow a career path in Knowledge Exchange.

The post is based on the Aston University campus in Central Birmingham, however the University supports dynamic working practices, working in the location that best suits the task at hand, whether that be working remotely from home, on campus or at company partner premises. Aston offers a range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement and pension scheme. To find out more about this role please refer to the Job Details.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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