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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 – REQ001416

Salary up to £ 34,500 per year, 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

Fixed term: 30 months

The company

Bash’D is an award-winning community bakery specializing in the production of sourdough bread. Since inception, we have experienced 100% year-over-year growth. By emphasizing quality, simplicity and customer service, Bash’D meets the 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 ecological ingredients and sustainable business growth. Bash’D seeks to apply its innovative, eco-friendly vision of ethical, artisanal quality bread across cities and communities across the UK. Bash’D is an employer with a living wage / no zero hour contract.

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The role

This is a unique opportunity to work at one of the Scottish innovation leaders in the baking industry. Responding to a global food production greening agenda, 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 Business / 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 play a pivotal role in realizing the company’s exciting business growth plans, achieved by enhancing the team’s approach to business development. strategic management, planning and decision-making, to implement organizational and cultural changes and to strengthen 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 Scottish university to have a dedicated KTP center, which means you are fully looked after throughout your stay with the company by UWS staff.

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

You grow up with us – Many of our KTP employees 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 possibility of registering for an MPhil or doctorate.

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

Further information, including details on how to apply, is available at

Please note that the University will be closed during the Christmas period from 22sd December 2021 – 4e January 2022 included, reopening on the 5the January 2022.

Closing date: Monday 17the January 2022

Interview date: Friday 28e January 2022

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.

UWS is a “confident in disability” employer.

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