Project Manager, Transmission

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade: H (£36261-42036)
16 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2018
Contract Type

Application closing date 07/10/2018
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: H (£36261-42036)
Job category/type Support

Job description

Transmission is a project aimed at developing the internal capability of SMEs by creatively developing their leadership and management capabilities in order to stimulate innovation and growth. Sitting within the Centre for SME Development, the programme of activity will be broadly targeted at the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing and Creative and Digital sectors. This high-value project provides multi-faceted support by bringing these sectors together to create advanced experiential leadership, management development and business growth with the aim of creating impactful multi-disciplinary peer learning communities.

The Project Manager (PM) will have operational responsibility, including the co-ordination of staff activity and budget monitoring of the programme, experience in managing a team is essential to the role. Working closely with the business development officer, the PM will recruit SMEs onto the programme and promote the activity through appropriate channels across Lancashire. Through effective relationships with key academic staff across the university, the PM will ensure the design of the programme of events meets the needs of the SMEs. They will also work with the project co-ordinator to respond effectively to the needs of the SMEs and ensure that project outputs are met.

Additionally, the PM will manage key relationships such as with Lancashire County Council demonstrating excellent stakeholder management skills to ensure this project aligns with the Boost initiative and to access SMEs and to support and deliver joint events
The successful applicant will be highly organised with significant experience of working in a business development/project management role and have an excellent awareness of the skills needed within an SME to drive growth and innovation. Educated to degree level or equivalent, the successful applicant will have excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

This post is part funded by ERDF, knowledge of this funding stream and experience in an HE environment would be an advantage.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.
Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanies by a completed application form.

School/Service: Centre for SME Development
Hours: Full time (36.25 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
Basis: Fixed term contract until 31 December 2019
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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