Category: iMayflower

There are 2 roles available, both are fixed term contracts ending 31/03/2022. The first role will be at 1 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (working 37 hours per week) the second role will be at least 0.6 FTE (working 22 hours per week) and potentially up to 1 FTE depending on the availability of funding. Please indicate which role/s you are applying for.  

Faculty/Directorate: Research & Innovation, Job Title: iMayflower Knowledge Exchange Manager (2 Roles),  Salary/Grade: Grade 7 (£34,189)

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work at the interface between industry and academia to help drive the growth, productivity and resilience of the Creative Economy in the South West. You will play a crucial role in the successful delivery of iMayflower - a £6 million collaborative programme, designed to build Plymouth’s Creative Industries and nurture creativity across the city.

The Role:

Working as part of the Knowledge Exchange team within The Bridge, your responsibilities will include:

  • Connecting with, and creating relationships between, University academics and businesses / organisations operating across key sectors; identifying opportunities for long-term and mutually beneficial collaboration.
  • Leading the design and implementation of a new and highly innovative scheme to pair talented students with local businesses in in order to undertake a defined R&D challenge. Helping businesses drive the development of a new products, services and experiences whilst offering an unprecedented learning opportunity for our students.
  • Working as part of our close-knit team to plan and deliver exciting networking and promotional events and other awareness-raising initiatives.
  • Ensuring the successful delivery of iMayflower project objectives and KPIs.

For more information on The Bridge and iMayflower, please refer to the Job Description.

The Person:

Key knowledge and experience required for these roles:

  • At least three years working in a Knowledge Exchange / Business Support role, or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Working in the Creative Industries and/or Cultural Sector (including Heritage and Cultural Tourism).
  • Working with Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
  • Cultivating cross-sector collaborations.
  • Knowledge of the business support and innovation funding landscapes, and a relevant professional network of companies and stakeholders, would be an advantage.

To find out more and to apply go to University of Plymouth website

For an informal discussion, please contact Rupert Lorraine, Development and Partnership Manager (Creative Economy), via or 07875 143 573.


Interviews are likely to take place in early October and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.



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