Transfer Manager - Global Alliance (15 Month Contract)

Purpose of the role

The Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM) – Global Alliance will deliver KTN’s global programmes that foster the advancement and exploitation of UK research and innovation for the strategic objectives of growing the UK economy and/or tackling global development needs.

This position is currently available on a 15-month fixed-term contract, with a potential for extension.

Key accountabilities of the role include:

  • An active team member responsible for the successful and timely delivery of KTN’s international project portfolio, with particular responsibility of Global Expert Mission.
  • Lead the delivery of individual Global Expert Missions to key partner countries of the UK.
  • The post-holder will assume some sector responsibilities across digital economy, infrastructure, mobility, manufacturing and sustainability.
  • Delivery of KTN KPIs, project reports, proposals and CRM contents from the Global Expert Mission programme.


  • To take an active role in the team delivering KTN’s Global Expert Missions. This will include leading the organisation of individual missions in partnership with in-country partners, overseas travel for delegation activities (when safe after Covid-19 restrictions), reporting and outcome capture.
  • To produce and disseminate Global Expert Mission reports with a balance of strategic and technical depth, by working effectively with internal and external technical experts.
  • To build and maintain effective professional relationships with all stakeholder groups, including public, business and third sectors, in order to help successfully deliver KTN’s strategy and international programmes.
  • To directly engage with businesses and provide support through knowledge transfer, making relevant new connections and facilitating international collaborations.
  • To track progress of businesses to determine outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics (KPI) capture from Global Expert Missions.


Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree qualified or equivalent with industrial or research experience in digital economy, infrastructure, mobility, manufacturing and sustainability.
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering results in a fast-paced, multi-stakeholder environment across different sectors and international cultures.
  • Strong project management experience, having completed a project management qualification, such as Prince2, APM or PMP.
  • A good understanding of the UK and international innovation landscape, with acumen or experience in business growth.
  • An aptitude in building business and public-sector stakeholder engagement at all levels, with a good professional profile and network.
  • Strong ability in written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrable experience in producing reports with a balance of strategic and technical depth by working with internal and external technical experts.

Skills and Competencies

  • A highly motivated, flexible, self-starting and results-oriented individual with a strong desire to deliver economic and societal impacts through international innovation partnerships.
  • A good communicator with well-developed written and verbal skills, able to translate complex topics for a broad audience, ideally multilingual.
  • Able to interact with and understand the needs and capabilities with stakeholders across a range of technical and/or industrial disciplines.
  • Disciplined, reliable and adaptable with time management ability to deliver autonomously within an effective team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly numerate and analytical, with the ability to think strategically.
  • Subject to restrictions, willingness and ability to undertake regular domestic and international travel.
  • High level of IT literacy, excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.


  • This role has a salary between £40,000 and £48,000 pa.
  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata.
  • Enhanced Pension Plan.
  • Life Assurance. Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Wider Wallet employee benefits high street discounts scheme.
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development as part of our Talent & Development Programme.


This advert will close on Monday 31st January 2022, though some circumstances may require us to close earlier, so early application is advised.

Please apply by submitting a tailored cover letter outlining your suitability with specifics relating to the requirements of the role, and your CV outlining your experience.

London office or home-based with regular commutes to London and significant UK and international travel, when travel restrictions are lifted.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K. without restrictions as sponsorship for visas is not provided.

Unfortunately, owing to the high number of applications received, we can only provide feedback to applicants selected for interview.

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact the Recruitment Team by email to

Applications are to be received by the January 31, 2022