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Business Support Administrator (KTP) (3416)

The KTP Office offers a professional support service to faculties, departments, research groups and individual academics aimed at growing MMU’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) portfolio, as part of the broader Research and Knowledge Exchange function.

KTP is an extremely important university-business engagement mechanism for Manchester Met leading to the formation of the KTP Office in 2014. Since then the KTP team has delivered outstanding results and Manchester Met is now one of the top ranking UK universities for KTP. The KTP Office offers wide-ranging support to external customers and academic colleagues including business development, bid writing and relationship management.

The team is seeking to strengthen its ability to sustain an expanded KTP portfolio, support the development of other collaborative research initiatives and optimise academic outcomes from projects.


The role of the Business Support Administrator (KTP) is to assist the KTP management team in ensuring that the university gains maximum benefit from its Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) portfolio, by supporting the development and delivery of top-rated KTP and providing high-quality, customer focused support throughout the project lifecycle.

The role holder will be responsible for: delivering financial and non-financial administration of multiple KTP and related activities; ensuring effective project support across the full range of KTP activities; building and maintaining networks of internal and external contacts; and being an active member of the KTP Office, proactively supporting team members and contributing to a team approach and professional ethos.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of providing administrative (financial and non-financial) support in a busy environment working collaboratively to improve services to customers, preferably within higher education.

They will be numerate with good literacy skills and be used to working across functions and with staff at different levels. They will be proficient in working with standard office IT applications, as well as the ability to learn how to access and interrogate in-house systems.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 6 (£26,715 to £30,046)
  • Closing Date:
    14 April 2021
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  • Contracted Hours per week:
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