Business Improvement Partner - KTP Associate

  • University of The West of Scotland
  • Bellshill, North Lanarkshire
  • May 03, 2021
Full time

Job Description

School of Business and Creative Industries in Partnership with Routes to Work

Campus:         Company Based, Bellshill 
Job Title:         Business Improvement Partner - KTP Associate    
Req No:         REQ001144
Salary Scale:         Up to £30,000 pa. 
Full-time:         Full Time
Fixed Term:         30 months


  • Are you a Business Management or Social Science graduate looking for a unique opportunity to deliver an exciting project? 
  • Would you like to work with a leading company and be supported by senior company management and by a team of academics at UWS? 
  • Are you looking for hands on experience whilst gaining further qualifications?

If so, we want to hear from you! 

The company

Routes to Work Ltd (RTW) is a well-established employability charity which seeks to support local people to progress to and access employment as a means of sustainably improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities in North Lanarkshire. Established in 2002, RTW has a strong and proud track record of impacting positively on people's lives and has continued to evolve its service offer to best meet needs, opportunities, and a consistently changing context. 

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Routes to Work Online Annual Report for 2019/20 can be found here:

The role 

This is a unique opportunity to join the Routes to Work team and work directly in support of the Senior Management Team. We seek an outstanding graduate with a relevant degree in Business Management or Social Science and experience of undertaking primary and secondary research. A key output of the KTP is an Evaluation Framework for Employability interventions so the successful candidate will ideally have experience of undertaking evaluation and/or working in the employability field.  This work will also underpin organisational development and growth and will involve marketing and promotion.   In addition, the post holder will bring to the team excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team, collaborating internally and externally to share expertise.

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What is KTP? 

This scheme offers an invaluable opportunity for graduates to become a key contributor to innovate real world company projects, giving you the chance to convert the skills and knowledge learned from your degree to practical application. You will gain vital experience and continue your development through support from on-site line managers and UWS academics, to achieve success in the wider commercial world. 

Why UWS? 

We support you - We are the only Scottish University to have a dedicated KTP centre, meaning you are fully supported throughout your time with the company by UWS staff. 

We are growing - In 2019, UWS were the top performing University in the UK by value of secured KTP projects. 

You grow with us - Many of our KTP associates are offered permanent roles and continue to provide support to projects as part of a team and autonomously. We will also invest £5,000 in your development; this includes training in Chartered Management Institute (Level 5) and the opportunity to register for an MPhil or Ph.D.

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What we are looking for

An ambitious graduate to lead a challenging and innovative project with real impact. Someone with a track record of building an evidence base for further development and planning and organising their own work.

We suggest that interested candidates contact the Lead Supervisor for an informal discussion about the role. Contact Dr Christine Reilly by email:

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Closing date: 28th May 2021 

Interview date: Interviews will take place in either w/c 28th June or w/c 5th July 2021

Interviews will take place in person at Routes to Work offices subject to Scottish Government Covid19 restrictions.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a "Disability Confident" employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520 

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