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ITSS Pathways and Knowledge Exchange Lead (Fixed term)


Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  £44,263 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 17 October 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ENG260723X1

The UK Institute for Technical Skills and Strategy is a brand-new national entity funded by Research England and a range of sector partners.  The new institute builds on the Gatsby funded Technician Commitment and the Research England funded TALENT programme, which have become the catalysts for advancing the landscape and culture for the technical community nationally. It will work in partnership with a network of organisations across UK higher education and research.

The Pathways and Knowledge Exchange Lead will be a highly motivated individual who will make a significant contribution to the development of a key theme within the Innovation workstream of the UK Institute of Technical Skills and Strategy. The role holder will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing the ITSS pathways and knowledge exchange programmes to meet the Institute's objectives. This includes the creation and leadership of the ITSS Technical Pathways Lab, and the management and coordination of national and international knowledge exchange programmes, open to technical staff from across the UK.  

This is a role that will set the agenda for technical careers across the UK higher education sector and beyond.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strategic project development, leadership and vision
  • Strong networking skills
  • Experience of developing and implementing successful programmes 

This position is offered on a fixed term contract and is available immediately until 31st July 2026.  Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours).  Job share arrangements may be considered (please state the number of hours you are wanting in the application).  

We also welcome secondment opportunities (please state this in your application). Requests for secondment from internal candidates will be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Carly Dellar, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.



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