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Carbon Project Manager - KTP Associate

Research, Enterprise & Social Partnerships

Location:  KTP: Other
Salary:  £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
dependent on qualifications and experience, plus a personal development budget of £5,000
Contract Length: 30 months
Closing Date:  Monday 27 September 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EG5209-21-296

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Business or Science graduate to lead a challenging, technical Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with the University of Brighton and Lewes based business, Falcon Coffees.  

The project aims to embed management capabilities with a focus on environmental economics, to optimise coffee supply chains by identifying and implementing methodologies for measuring and mitigating against carbon emissions.  This role is a 30 months fixed term contract as a KTP Associate, based in Lewes, East Sussex.

About you  

To be successful in this role, you will have a BSc Hons (min 2:1) in a Business or Science related degree, preferably within qualifications in economics, finance or biochemistry. A high level of written and spoken Spanish (Intermediate, fluent, native speaker) is essential to this role.

It is essential you have up to date knowledge of the principles of business and innovation management, as well as a keen interest in climate change and the sustainability of coffee production. Experience of working on or leading projects will be needed to carry out your role successfully.  Knowledge of the coffee industry and an understanding of agronomy would also be an advantage.  

About Falcon Coffees Ltd 

Falcon Coffees is a green coffee trading company that buys coffee from primary producers and sells to coffee roasters as well as managing the logistics of the supply chain. With an ethos built on transparency, ethics and sustainability, the company builds collaborative supply chains for mutual profit and positive social impact.  

Established in 2008 and headquartered in the UK, Falcon sources specialty grade coffees from 21 coffee-producing countries - including Peru, Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda – on behalf of 500 clients in 46 consuming countries. 

Falcon believes that the coffee industry has the potential to drive enormous socio-economic change and harness environmental stewardship across a geo-political landscape that is home to both vulnerable communities and fragile ecosystems. Their strategic aim is to play a significant role in driving this change. 

To find out more visit https://falconcoffees.com/  

What is KTP?   

For full information about the scheme please seehttp://brighton.ac.uk/ktpjob 

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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.


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