Technical Liaison Officer
Role: Technical Liaison Officer
Contract: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 Monday - Friday
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000
Location: Cranfield University
Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) Ltd is one of four UK Agri-Tech Centres launched under BEIS supported by Innovate UK in 2015. As a unique, independent nexus between UK government, researchers and industry, CHAP builds innovation networks to identify and accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions to drive transformative change in sustainable crop productivity. CHAP is now seeking a Technical Liaison Officer to support CHAP partner organisation Cranfield University at its campus in Bedfordshire.
Reporting into the Capability Liaison Manager, this role will perform operational duties related to the CHAP Soil Health Facilities, in liaison with Cranfield technical staff, and identify new business opportunities for CHAP, working closely with Cranfield academic staff. You will be expected to forward plan, and to think through and solve problems which may be encountered. Activities may include planning of usage of facilities, agreeing costing for use of facilities and identifying new opportunities for investment in the capabilities. You will be active in identifying new business and funding opportunities for CHAP, contribute to bid writing and promote the use of the facilities.
Suitable candidates will have a post graduate degree and/or equivalent experience of working within a relevant industry sector: environmental science or agricultural technologies. Candidates will demonstrate strong sector knowledge, excellent communication skills via relationships, presentations and reports with clear competence with Microsoft Office suite of software.
- Do you have a degree in a biological or horticultural subject and/or experience of working within a relevant industry sector?
- Do you have excellent communication skills with experience of working with many stakeholders?
- Do you have strong Microsoft Office skills?
For more information or to apply for this exciting opportunity please send your CV to Eden Search and Select to TLOCranfield@edensearch.co.uk. All enquires will be forwarded to Eden Search and Select.Applications Close: 05.10.2020
1st Interviews with CHAP: w/c 19.10.2020