Trainee Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture - UK / Home-Based – Salary Between £28K - £43K + Excellent Benefits – 12636 KM

Trainee Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture - UK / Home-Based – Salary Between £28K - £43K + Excellent Benefits – 12636 KM

The Company:

We are very pleased to be recruiting for this fantastic agricultural company who represent and offer services to a range of sectors. They are now recruiting for their horticultural division and now require a Knowledge Transfer Manager to be based anywhere in the UK who is easily commutable to one of their head offices (Midlands / North East / East Anglia).

The Role:

To be responsible for the effective and efficient execution of Technical and Knowledge Exchange elements of the Sector strategy. Contributing to a world-class knowledge exchange and delivery service to Horticulture producers through key operational and business plan targets in support of the Sector and company strategy.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Contribute technical input to activities covering Knowledge Transfer (KT) and Knowledge Exchange (KE) within a sector.
  • Provide operational and line management of KT staff within the sector team where appropriate.
  • Develop the sector KT/KE activity, campaigns and materials within budget and provide accurate and appropriate reporting information to the Head of KE as required.
  • Ensure effective monitoring of the KPI’s for the technical and KE activity to that sector.
  • Work with the Head of KE to ensure the delivery and evaluation of KE activity, campaigns and materials to enhance effectiveness and to ensure specified Sector outcomes are delivered.
  • Contribute to reviews of specific knowledge exchange/stakeholder communication activities, products and services and recommend actions to enhance effectiveness where appropriate.
  • Contribute to and ensure a successful link between research and technical / KE functions for the sector to positively deliver the sector priorities and KE requirements.
  • Ensure the KE team is integrated across the wider KE and research function contributing technical insight to positively deliver the sector priorities and KE requirements.
  • Follow guidelines to create and deliver levy payer facing activity, materials, tools and messages to deliver benefits for a given sector.
  • Positively embrace cross sector working opportunities to ensure efficiencies and sharing of best practice are delivered.
  • Develop proactive feedback mechanisms from levy payer KE facing activity which feed into technical priorities and strategy.
  • Be a point of contact for the sector with internal and external stakeholders / professionals and media for matters relating to the KE and technical area of activity.
  • Support the Head of KE with an understanding of the industry landscape and its technical challenges.
  • Where directed by the Head of KE contribute to stakeholder / supply chain engagement on technical issues at a national level and to regional activity with stakeholders via the knowledge exchange teams.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of internal and external research / technical / knowledge transfer and associated stakeholders / professionals.
  • Take an active and constructive role in Sector KE management meetings and wider staff meetings as appropriate
  • Write and deliver KE and technical information to promote sector and products and services.
    Contribute to the development of the Sector KE business plan.

The Candidate:

  • A skilled communicator able to speak and write with authority.
  • A proven track record of developing and delivering effective KE approaches.
  • A manager who has experience of or potential for building a strong team spirit.
  • Results driven manager, with experience achieving stretching operational targets.
  • Experienced at closely monitoring and managing project budget expenditure.
  • Industry expertise in the Horticulture sector.
  • Will hold a relevant Horticulture degree and/or equivalent.
  • May have higher level professional and or technical qualification in the defined technical area (e.g. BASIS).
  • Can demonstrate a desire and willingness to actively develop own skills and knowledge.
  • Confident to work with industry partners from across the Horticulture sector.
  • Able to develop and maintain professional relationships with relevant researchers and institutes.
  • A team player with the ability to respond to the needs of colleagues across the Horticulture KE team.

The Package:

  • Salary between £28K - £43K.
  • Excellent benefits to be discussed.

To apply for this role and find out more information please send your up to date CV to or contact Tara on 01527 878 550.

Please note only those who are suitably shortlisted will be contacted.


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