Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3572/6

Location: St Neot's, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6RE
Salary: £23,900 - £28,500
Qualification required: Master's in Social or Behavioural Science
Closing Date: 12 July 2018
KTP Advert Ref: 3572/6
Based at Hanover Housing Association’s St Neot’s office near Cambridge but with opportunities for UK travel, you will lead an exciting Knowledge Transfer Partnership project that aims to transform older people’s quality of life through home based digital innovation. With services for older people increasingly in the news, you will develop a methodological framework for effective inclusion of older people’s voice in any innovation roll out. You will also be developing clear needs based requirements to which suppliers of technology can respond.

- The opportunity to undertake a Higher Degree
- Attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of one week’s duration)
- £4,000 individual training budget
- The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
- Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KT Adviser
- Full access to university resources to complete the project

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at the company’s premises in Cambridgeshire. Although the contract is fixed-term for a duration of 2 years, more than 70% of KTP staff are made a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Hanover Housing has been in existence for 50 years and is a national leader in providing affordable homes and related services for older people. Surpluses are reinvested in order to improve services and build more homes.

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Skills required: Candidates with a Master’s (or equivalent) in Social or Behavioural Sciences together with experience of working with older people preferably within a housing environment are preferred. Suitable candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree will also be considered.

The successful candidate will have good interpersonal, communication and team working skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Personal motivation, drive, good planning, organisation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines are essential.
Knowledge Base Partner: Newcastle University
Company partner: Hanover Housing Association
Company business area: Provide affordable homes and related services for older people managing 19,000 rental and home ownership properties across 600 locations in England.
Contact: Sharon Cochrane, KTP Unit
Newcastle University
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, Tel: 0191 2088605
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