Knowledge Exchange Manager - Harpenden, UK

Harpenden, UK
£30,000 - 41,000 per annum
Sep 05, 2016
Oct 09, 2016
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Knowledge Exchange Manager
 Harpenden, Herts

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK’s leading Research Institutes delivering world-class agricultural science.

Rothamsted Research is looking for a dynamic and energetic science graduate with farming interests or experience to deliver its Knowledge Exchange strategy. This strategy is driven by a desire to develop scientific solutions that deliver positive benefits for agriculture, the environment and society.

The successful candidate will take this strategy forward by increasing the impact of our research through engagement with our key stakeholder. You will drive the development of closer links with farmers, agronomists, representative bodies and agribusiness companies and facilitate knowledge exchange, new collaborations and innovative agricultural practice. This role will also work closely with our scientists in a range of externally focussed Knowledge Exchange activities.

You will be a graduate in agriculture or natural sciences and have an understanding of agricultural research with a thorough knowledge of British agriculture and the challenges currently facing the sector, and ideally experience of working with farmers and the farming sector.

This position will require an individual with excellent interpersonal, and networking skills, the ability to present complex issues to non-specialist audiences, a demonstrated ability to work co-operatively with various stakeholders and the organisational ability to manage multiple projects to the required expectations. We seek candidates who are self-motivated and capable of working independently as well as in all types of teams. A full drivers licence and the ability to travel throughout the UK and on occasion, internationally are essential requirements of this role.

This appointment is full-time with a starting salary between £30,000 – 41,000 per annum dependent upon experience. The post is fixed term for 3 years with the possibility of extension.

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden Site is located within commuting distance of Central London. We have access to excellent local and leisure facilities, on-site nursery and play scheme 25 days holiday and an attractive benefits package. Our commitment to learning and development, as well as equality and diversity, create a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.

Closing date: 09/10/2016
Interviews will be held week commencing 31/10/16
Please quote reference: 1530

As users of the disability symbol, Rothamsted Research guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

To apply, complete an application form by clicking on the 'Apply' button and return to the HR Group, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, (e-mail

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