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Project & Portfolio Officer (SEGWay)

Research, Innovation and Impact Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Fixed Term Until 31/12/2023
Release Date:  Tuesday 01 June 2021
Closing Date:   Friday 25 June 2021
Interview Date:   Wednesday 14 July 2021
Reference:  RIIS20-06

This post is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF)

Who is Staffordshire University? 

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.

Our transformation has been externally recognised: in 2018 we broke into 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.

We are driven by our values: they underpin everything we do, and our colleagues live our values every day. We are daring, curious and proud of our region and people. 

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.

About the role 

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 E-Skills and Entrepreneurship Gateway programme.  The 3-year programme will be delivered in 2 strands:

  • Strand 1 will deliver Digital E-Skills opportunities for SSLEP SMEs and their workforce. The curriculum will cover key online platforms that aid SMEs digital agility and broad digital skills supporting efficiencies in a range of business processes 
  • Strand 2 will create an environment that stimulates and sustains entrepreneurial aspirations through skills interventions, developing conditions that encourages, creates, and nurtures ideas towards new venture/ business creation in key SSLEP/ SS LIS sectors for our Graduates and students. 

We are looking for an experienced Project & Portfolio Officer with experience of European Regional Development Fund (ESF) projects to support the Staffordshire E-Skills & Entrepreneurship Gateway 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

The Project & Portfolio Officer will work closely with, and support the SEGWay Programme Manager and Admin Co-Ordinator. 

This role is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Our Stoke-on-Trent campus is a few minutes’ walk from the train station, which is about 45 minutes from Birmingham and 40 minutes 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 incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) 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
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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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