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Operations & Business Manager – KTP Associate job with UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

University of the West of Scotland in partnership with Bash’D LTD

School of Business and Creative Industries

Company based– Edinburgh

Operations and Business Manager – KTP Partner – REQ001469

Salary up to £34,500 per annum, plus a personal development budget of £5,000 and 10% bonus payable upon achievement of agreed targets

Free Higher Diploma

Full time: 35 hours per week

CDD: 30 months

The company

Bash’D is an award-winning community bakery specializing in the production of sourdough bread. Since the start, we have experienced 100% growth year on year. With a focus on quality, simplicity and customer service, Bash’D is meeting a growing demand from consumers and wholesalers for artisan bread. By placing community and environmental awareness at the heart of its concerns, Bash’D understands the important links between food safety, healthy and environmentally friendly ingredients and sustainable business growth. Bash’D seeks to spread its innovative and eco-friendly vision for ethical, artisan quality bread in cities and communities across the UK. Bash’D is a living wage/no contract zero hour employer.

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The role

This is a unique opportunity to work in one of Scotland’s innovation leaders in the bakery industry. Responding to a global program to green food production, this 30-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project between Bash’D and UWS, the position has the potential for permanent employment.

You will be a graduate in Operations Management / Digital Marketing / Digital Business Analyst / Digital Commerce / Logistics or with a relevant degree involving a significant amount of relevant experience in (digital) operations and business. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the leadership team and will be instrumental in realizing the company’s exciting plans for business growth, achieved by improving the team’s approach to developing strategic management, planning and decision-making, to implement organizational and cultural changes and to build business resilience.

About KTP:

This position is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK. It is essential that you understand how KTP works with business and academia, and the vital role you will play if you are successful in securing a KTP Associate position. Please visit: or contact Stuart McKay ([email protected])

Why UWS?

We support you – We are the only university in Scotland to have a dedicated KTP centre, meaning you are fully supported throughout your time at the company by UWS staff.

We are growing – In 2019, UWS was the top performing university in the UK in terms of value of KTP projects secured.

You grow with us – Many of our KTP associates are offered permanent positions and continue to support projects as a team and independently. We will also invest £5,000 in your development; this includes training at the Chartered Management Institute (Level 5) and the option to enroll in an MPhil or PhD.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy, contact: [email protected], or the company directly.

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Please note that the University will be closed during the Christmas period from 22n/a December 2021 – 4and January 2022 inclusive, reopening on the 5thand January 2022.

Closing date: Sunday 6and March 2022

Date of interview: Monday 14 weekand March 2022

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

UWS is a “disability-confident” employer.

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