Innovation Manager (Fashion, Textiles & Technology)

University of the Arts London

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Innovation Manager (Fashion, Textiles & Technology), University of the Arts London


London, United Kingdom




Professional Services



Full-time, 40K - 50K

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Job Description

The role

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to work collaboratively with academic staff, College-based Business & Innovation teams, Associate Deans of Research; Director, Co-Director and Creative R&D SME Programme Manager of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology Creative R&D Partnership; and the Research Management and Administration Department to support the development of knowledge exchange (KE) projects and opportunities across University of the Arts London (UAL). 

The role will specifically support the development and management of the Fashion, Textiles and Technology (FTT) programme of innovation-focused activities with external partners (including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and contract research) aligned with the Government’s Industrial Strategy. In addition, working pro-actively to develop new external partnership opportunities through discussions with academic staff and professional networking with businesses, universities and funders. 

The Ideal Candidate

Your profile

Educated to degree level, you ideally have a track record in developing and managing collaborative multi-partner innovation and business growth projects between academia and industry, as well as experience of accessing and managing a range of funding to support higher education research, innovation and KE projects. Experience of working with the creative and cultural industries and/or current knowledge or experience of the technology innovation landscape for the creative industries, in particular, would be advantageous.

You can communicate ideas clearly and persuasively, and understand how to construct an effective business case for investment.  You also demonstrate a proven ability to plan, co-ordinate and review work, effort, and resources, ensuring maximum efficiency and delivery of goals.

About Us

Why choose us?

As the largest specialist arts institution in Europe, UAL is a vibrant global centre for creative arts innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

This is an exciting time to join the University, as part of a growing team with responsibility for driving innovation and KE activity that leverages our expertise across UAL’s broad range of creative disciplines to achieve profile, scale and impact for the University and benefits the wider creative economy in London and beyond. 

In return, UAL offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available. If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email or telephone: 020 7514 2965.

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