Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3794/3

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 3DU
Salary: up to £27,300
Qualification required: MSc Marine Transport/Computer Science
Closing Date: 20 January 2019
KTP Advert Ref: 3794/3
Based at The North of England P&I Association Limited, Newcastle upon Tyne, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to improve business processes by the novel implementation of Blockchain technology to meet the evolving needs of North’s business and the wider operating environment.

Candidates with a minimum of a Masters Degree in Marine Transport, Computer Science or closely related subject together with a background and/or interest in these areas are preferred.

Benefits:
• The opportunity to undertake a Higher Degree
• Attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of one week’s duration)
• £2,000 individual training budget
• The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
• Management training and mentoring by a Knowledge Transfer Network 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 at the Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne . Although the contract is fixed-term for a duration of 12 months, more than 70% of KTP staff are made a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

The North of England Protecting & Indemnity Association Ltd (North) was formed in 1860. North is a leading marine mutual liability insurance provider, providing protection and indemnity; freight, demurrage and defence; war risks and ancillary insurances to 142m gross tonnage (GT) of owned tonnage and 53m of GT of chartered tonnage (Feb 2018).
Through its guaranteed subsidiary Sunderland Marine, North is also a leading insurer of fishing vessels and aquaculture risks. North is a leading member of the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG) with over 12% of the IG’s owned tonnage. North’s base is in Newcastle upon Tyne with regional offices in Greece, China, Japan and Singapore.
http://www.nepia.com/

At Newcastle University the project will be jointly led by Dr Paul Ezhilchelvan (https://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/people/profile/paulezhilchelvan.html#background) at the
School of Computing and Professor John Mangan (https://www.ncl.ac.uk/engineering/staff/profile/johnmangan.html#background) at the
School of Engineering. For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Paul.Ezhilchelvan@ncl.ac.uk or John.Mangan@ncl.ac.uk

For further details about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please visit our Working with Business web page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/business/expert-solutions/

For further details about Newcastle University please visit our information page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/about

For further details on the School of Computing please visit our web page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing

For further details on School of Engineering please visit our web page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/engineering/

For full details about this vacancy and essential information on how to apply, visit our Job Vacancies web page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/jobs and search using vacancy reference D177594R.
Skills required: Candidates with a minimum of a Masters Degree in Marine Transport, Computer Science or closely related subject together with a background and/or interest in these areas are preferred.
Knowledge Base Partner: Newcastle University
Company partner: North of England Protecting & Indemnity Association Limited
Company business area: Marine mutual liability insurance, providing protection and indemnity; freight, demurrage and defence; war risks and ancillary insurances.
Contact: Sharon Cochrane, KTP Unit
Newcastle University
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, Tel: 0191 2088605
sharon.cochrane@ncl.ac.uk

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