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Newcastle University / Hanover Housing
KTP Associate - Technology in the Home, Wellbeing & Quality of Life
Based at Hanover Housing, St Neot’s, Cambridgeshire, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to develop a methodological framework to facilitate the effective engagement with older people in the use of technology in the home in order to improve the quality of their lives and wellbeing. This will include the development of clear requirements to which suppliers of technology can respond. Candidates with a Master’s (or equivalent) in Social or Behavioural Sciences together with experience of working with older people preferably within a housing environment are preferred. Suitable candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree will also be considered.
Location: St Neot’s, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £23,900 - £27,000 plus substantial training package
Deadline: 29 March 2018
The successful candidate will have good interpersonal, communication and team working skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Personal motivation, drive, good planning, organisation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines are essential.

Benefits: • The opportunity to undertake a Higher Degree • Attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of one week’s duration) • £4,000 individual training budget • The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects • Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KT Adviser • Full access to university resources to complete the project

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at the company’s premises in Cambridgeshire. Although the contract is fixed-term for a duration of 2 years, more than 70% of KTP staff are made a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Hanover Housing has been in existence for 50 years and is a national leader in providing affordable homes and related services for older people. Surpluses are reinvested in order to improve services and build more homes.

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Professor Rose Gilroy, (

Further details about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships:

Please be advised that due to new minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post does not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.
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