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Project & Portfolio Officer - SAMPID

Research, Innovation and Impact Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum pro rata
Tenure:  Part time Fixed term for 3 years, Working 18.5 Hours per Week
Release Date:  Tuesday 07 January 2020
Closing Date:   Wednesday 15 January 2020
Interview Date:   Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  RIIS19-03RA

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you. 

We pride ourselves on our work with partners at every level, we are a university that is both of and for our city and region, maximising the impact of our presence in Stoke and Staffordshire. With our focus on applied learning and research, we work with partners in industry and business across all of our activities.

As part of our regional role as an anchor institution, Staffordshire University has secured funding from European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) to lead and deliver the Staffordshire Advanced Manufacturing, Prototyping and Innovation Demonstrator programme.  Over the three-year programme fifty partnerships will be delivered in the SSLEP area in collaboration with eligible Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Each of the partnerships will last 12 weeks and will maximise impact and foster ongoing innovation work between partners that strengthens industry-research links. 

We are looking for a Project and Portfolio Officer with experience of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects to support the Staffordshire Advanced Manufacturing, Prototyping and Innovation Demonstrator programme.  The role holder will ensure that realistic project plans are developed and maintained and that regular and accurate communication is provided to the project lead, partners and stakeholders; identify, assess and manage risks to ensure the successful delivery of projects and take appropriate action where performance deviates from agreed tolerances; ensure that project deliverables are completed within agreed cost, timescale and resource budgets and lead, co-ordinate and manage project activities, ensure compliance and meeting of the outputs profile and KPIs.

The Project and Portfolio Officer will work closely with and support the SAMPID Programme Manager. 

This role is part-financed by the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF).

Our Stoke-on-Trent campus is a few minutes’ walk from the train station, which is about 45 minutes from Birmingham and 40 from Manchester. We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

•           Competitive rates of Pay
•           32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
•           Excellent Pension Scheme
•           Access to continued professional and personal development
•           An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
•           Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
•           Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
•           Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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