Strategy and Transformation Associate (KTP Associate)

£42,000 - £42,000

Colchester, Essex - 18 Months

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Job description

The University of Essex in partnership with We are the Minories (WATM), an arts charity and gallery in a historic townhouse in Colchester, offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate with the relevant skills and knowledge to develop a data led and long-term strategic plan, to enhance WATM’s growth.

The associate will work with WATM’s managers and University of Essex academic supervisors to ensure WATM’s sustainable and prosperous future while keeping their community ethos and values at the heart of their activities. This will be achieved through four key strategies:

– Developing innovative solutions to evaluate and measure the social impact of WATM’s activities to enhance its success rates in funding applications.
– Introducing business model innovations to support WATM in improving its income generation, such as through new product/service development (e.g., consultancy) and exploring additional income-generating activities like leveraging its physical space.
– Enhancing WATM’s capabilities in managing both social and economic missions and supporting them in sharing their knowledge through consultancy to third-party organisations.
– Developing marketing, operational, and financial plans to foster the sustainable growth of WATM.

This post is fixed term for 18 months.

DUTIES OF THE POST

The duties of the post will include:

– Conduct literature reviews and summarise findings for a non-academic audience.
– Design and develop a framework to measure social output, outcomes, and impacts of WATM’s activities.
– Conduct quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
– Develop and design data-driven and customer-driven strategies to improve the sustainability and growth of WATM
– Develop strategies for augmenting earned and grant income.
– Formulate and implement robust and well-informed marketing, operational and financial plans based on the collected data and selected strategies.
– Develop a comprehensive knowledge management plan, encompassing strategies for disseminating insights and best practices derived from the project.
– Manage activities, stakeholders and relationship building across diverse groups, including WATM’s board of trustees, art gallery/café visitors, artists, employees, volunteers, and wider community.
– Disseminate findings in scientific articles and conferences.
– These duties are a guide to the work that the post holder will initially be required to undertake. They may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances.

KEY REQUIREMENTS
– A first/undergraduate degree in Management, Business Studies or a related discipline, OR a first/undergraduate degree in a subject related to Arts and Humanities or nonprofit sector with business development experience.
– Excellent market research, analytical and problem-solving skills to generate insights and support evidence-based decision making.
– Knowledge and experience of qualitative and quantitative data analysis and proficiency with data analysis tools and methodologies.
– Experience of producing written reports in an academic context.
– Proficiency in strategic planning, business development and consultancy.
– Ability to formulate and implement robust and well-informed marketing, operational and financial plans.
– Ability to build and maintain relationships and facilitate training sessions.
– Excellent time keeping, budget management and project management skills.

BENEFITS

As a KTP Associate, the post will offer the following benefits:

– A personal development budget of £3000 (exclusive of salary).
– Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KTP Adviser.
– An interesting and challenging role, with exposure to a variety of stakeholders.
– Full access to university resources to complete the project.
– World-leading Academic and Company project supervision, with project support by a dedicated, sector leading KTP Office.

LOCATION
The Minories
74 High Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1UE

Project description

To develop a data led and long-term strategic plan for We are the Minories (WATM), with associated staff development and custodianship to maintain the plan, to ensure WATM’s sustainable and prosperous future via targeted income generating activities.

About the business

Operation of arts and museums activities

Arts Charity

Management, Business Studies, Data Analysis

A first/undergraduate degree in Management, Business Studies or a related discipline, OR a first/undergraduate degree in a subject related to Arts and Humanities or nonprofit sector with business development experience.

9 May 2024

5 June 2024

1 July 2024

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The University of Essex in partnership with We are the Minories (WATM), an arts charity and gallery in a historic townhouse in Colchester, offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate with the relevant skills and knowledge to develop a data led and long-term strategic plan, to enhance WATM’s growth.

The associate will work with WATM’s managers and University of Essex academic supervisors to ensure WATM’s sustainable and prosperous future while keeping their community ethos and values at the heart of their activities. This will be achieved through four key strategies:

– Developing innovative solutions to evaluate and measure the social impact of WATM’s activities to enhance its success rates in funding applications.
– Introducing business model innovations to support WATM in improving its income generation, such as through new product/service development (e.g., consultancy) and exploring additional income-generating activities like leveraging its physical space.
– Enhancing WATM’s capabilities in managing both social and economic missions and supporting them in sharing their knowledge through consultancy to third-party organisations.
– Developing marketing, operational, and financial plans to foster the sustainable growth of WATM.

This post is fixed term for 18 months.

DUTIES OF THE POST

The duties of the post will include:

– Conduct literature reviews and summarise findings for a non-academic audience.
– Design and develop a framework to measure social output, outcomes, and impacts of WATM’s activities.
– Conduct quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
– Develop and design data-driven and customer-driven strategies to improve the sustainability and growth of WATM
– Develop strategies for augmenting earned and grant income.
– Formulate and implement robust and well-informed marketing, operational and financial plans based on the collected data and selected strategies.
– Develop a comprehensive knowledge management plan, encompassing strategies for disseminating insights and best practices derived from the project.
– Manage activities, stakeholders and relationship building across diverse groups, including WATM’s board of trustees, art gallery/café visitors, artists, employees, volunteers, and wider community.
– Disseminate findings in scientific articles and conferences.
– These duties are a guide to the work that the post holder will initially be required to undertake. They may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances.

KEY REQUIREMENTS
– A first/undergraduate degree in Management, Business Studies or a related discipline, OR a first/undergraduate degree in a subject related to Arts and Humanities or nonprofit sector with business development experience.
– Excellent market research, analytical and problem-solving skills to generate insights and support evidence-based decision making.
– Knowledge and experience of qualitative and quantitative data analysis and proficiency with data analysis tools and methodologies.
– Experience of producing written reports in an academic context.
– Proficiency in strategic planning, business development and consultancy.
– Ability to formulate and implement robust and well-informed marketing, operational and financial plans.
– Ability to build and maintain relationships and facilitate training sessions.
– Excellent time keeping, budget management and project management skills.

BENEFITS

As a KTP Associate, the post will offer the following benefits:

– A personal development budget of £3000 (exclusive of salary).
– Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KTP Adviser.
– An interesting and challenging role, with exposure to a variety of stakeholders.
– Full access to university resources to complete the project.
– World-leading Academic and Company project supervision, with project support by a dedicated, sector leading KTP Office.

LOCATION
The Minories
74 High Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1UE