North Highland College UHI

Energy Knowledge Exchange Coordinator

2 days left

Thurso, Highland
£30,066 – £32,641 per annum
07 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

+ 45 days holiday in a full year (inclusive of 14 public/general holidays)

+ Enrolment into Local Government Superannuation Scheme

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is part of North Highland College, a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The Energy Knowledge Exchange (KE) Sectoral Group is made up of academics and KE practitioners across the UHI network to engage with industry, increase business collaboration and maximise research impact.

We are now seeking to recruit a Coordinator to lead the activity of the UHI Energy KE Sectoral Group and be the primary university interface into the Energy business community. Working in liaison with all UHI Academic Partners, the Coordinator will be responsible for identifying and supporting revenue-generating opportunities for the partnership, and maximising energy-related KE by enabling collaborative and contract research projects.

The post is planned to be located at the ERI, in Thurso, on the North coast of Scotland, embedded within the multi-disciplinary ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’ research group, and working in association with the Energy KE Research Assistant and Chair of the Energy KE Sectoral Group. There may be the possibility of flexible remote-working arrangements.

Applicants should have a degree or equivalent experience and understanding of the energy sector, together with experience of:

  • Business development in an academic and/or commercial environment
  • Knowledge exchange and innovation processes
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Project development and funding applications

Multi-disciplinary experience, particularly in commercial research and the exploitation of academic research, is an advantage, together with experience in project and financial management, marketing and communication (including social media).

Enquires can be made to Dr Benjamin Williamson, Chair of the Energy KE Sectoral Group and Lead Scientist at the ERI:

The appointment will be for 1-year (subject to probationary period) with the possibility to extend.

Closing date for applications 30 July 2021.

Interviews are planned for weeks starting 9 or 16 August 2021.

Please apply via the 'apply' link