Impact & Commercialisation Officer - KTP Associate (0189-24)

Aston University
April 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,000
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (24 month
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Impact & Commercialisation Officer - KTP Associate Aston Business School

Location: Ashley Community & Housing, Cobalt Square, 83 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8QG

Salary: £30,000 per annum Contract Type: Fixed Term (24 months)

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 21 April 2024 Interview Date: Tuesday 07 May 2024 Reference: 0189-24 Release Date: Friday 22 March 2024

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project aims to develop an innovative evaluation approach for capturing and mapping out ACH's refugee and migrant integration services – the Holistic Impact Metric (HIM) tool; and based on the evaluation tool to craft a commercialisation pathway for Ashley Community & Housing (ACH) Ltd to engage with multiple private, public and third sector customers. As part of our dynamic team, you'll have the opportunity to lead change by developing innovative evaluation approaches and crafting commercial pathways that extend our reach to diverse sectors. Immerse yourself in a role that offers extensive training, mentorship from industry experts, and the chance to make a tangible difference in empowering refugees and migrants in the UK. We're seeking a visionary candidate with a Master's level degree in business innovation or related fields, who possesses a passion for social change and the skills to navigate complex stakeholder landscapes. This is more than a job; it's a chance to be at the forefront of social innovation and to build a career that reflects your values and ambitions. Join us in shaping a more inclusive future.

ACH's vision is to empower refugees and migrants who reside in the UK to lead self-sufficient and ambitious lives. It provides tailored integration services that not only help individuals but also disrupt the systems that have entrenched inequalities in our society. It has a track record of delivering effective support services that give refugees and migrants the tools they need to succeed. In 2021 alone, it has helped 1000+ people to achieve their personal goals and lead fulfilling lives in their new country.

This KTP initiative blossoms from a decade-long partnership between ACH and the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) at Aston University. Our various collaborative projects in the past focused on entrepreneurship, social integration, organisational productivity, and employment support underscore the imperative to comprehensively assess the social and economic impacts of ACH's refugee integration programs, emphasising the crucial role of commercialisation in propelling ACH's growth and fostering innovation.

The key objectives of this project are:

  • Developing a Holistic Impact Metric (HIM) tool that captures the economic and social impacts of ACH's refugee integration services
  • Designing and developing customer value propositions and business models to capture values from HIM
  • Creating and delivering bespoke service programmes on a commercial basis for clients
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • The project is strategic for ACH as the HIM tool could evident ACH's effectiveness and impacts of approaches, help identify potential customer segmentations and inform the value proposition of ACH in commercialisation.

    As a KTP Associate you will also develop a broad set of skills in project management, stakeholder engagement, and involvement in the delivery of a strategic project in an innovative business. The skills developed during the project will enable you to broaden your future career opportunities.

    Candidate Profile: The ideal candidate for this position should possess a Master's level degree in a subject that is pertinent to business innovation, with a keen interest and good knowledge of the third sector and refugee integration services; or in a subject related to social policy, and migrant integration with good practical experience in business model innovation and service design.

    Additional Benefits and support:

  • Up to £4000 for personal and professional development for the duration of the project
  • Annual leave (25 days p/a)
  • Professional support and mentorship
  • Mental Health and wellbeing support: https: // www. public/hr/Benefits-and-Rewards/health-wellbeing
  • Career prospects:

    60% of our KTP associates are offered employment by the companies at the end of the KTP project.

    This is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Ashley Community & Housing Ltd and Innovate UK.

    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are collaborative, three-way partnerships creating positive impact and driving innovation by linking various businesses with the UK's world class knowledge bases to deliver innovation projects led by skilled graduates. It is essential you understand how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you secure this position. To learn more please visit: www.

    The Company: Ashley Community & Housing (ACH) Ltd is a registered provider of social housing and is legally registered as a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee. ACH's business model is to empower refugees and migrants to lead self-sufficient and ambitious lives. https: // www.

    Aston University: You will work in a project team with Prof Monder Ram, Dr Shuai Qin, and Dr Ahmad Beltagui at Aston University, the Senior Management Team at ACH, along with the support of the IUK's Knowledge Transfer Adviser.

    Location: You will be based predominantly at ACH in Birmingham. You will also have access to facilities at Aston University in central Birmingham, and some travel to training and key clients may also be required.

    For informal enquiries about this role please contact Dr Shuai Qin [email protected] or Thomas Dixon [email protected].

    If you think this isn't the right opportunity for you, please explore other KTP vacancies across the country: https: // www.

    A satisfactory DBS clearance is required.

    Further details: Job Details University Information

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    We recognise the value of flexible working. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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