Project Manager

Aston, Birmingham (GB)
£27,116 per annum (pro-rata)
27 Aug 2021
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Project Manager
Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies

Location:     Aston University Main Campus
Salary:     £27,116 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade:     Grade 07
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (29/02/2024)
Basis:     Part Time (0.5 FTE, 18.25 hours per week)
Closing Date:     23.59 hours BST on Friday 24 September 2021
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     R210332
Release Date:     Wednesday 25 August 2021

The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AiPT) at Aston University is seeking to appoint a part-time (0.5FTE) Project Manager who, as part of the  management team alongside the Project Coordinator, will undertake key project management responsibilities for the European Initial Training Network project ‘MONPLAS’ (1 position; 0.5 FTE). The project (, with 8 beneficiaries and 10 partners across several European countries, is funded by the European Commission (EC) Horizon 2020 programme and is part of the Marie Curie Sklodowsca Actions. Applicants should be available to start their new role on 4th October 2021 or shortly thereafter.

The post holder will be responsible for the project administrative, financial and contractual obligations and provide top-level project management services to the MONPLAS project, ensuring that the objectives, time-scales and anticipated deliverables are met, and that the overall budget is effectively monitored and adhered to. The post holder will be providing general support to the MONPLAS Project Coordinator (Dr Daniel Hill), assisting the project beneficiaries and partners, maintaining the project records and web site, reporting to funders and organising meetings and events until project closure.

The position presents an opportunity to become a member of an experienced EC project management team at AiPT, an institute within the College of Engineering Physical Sciences (EPS) with a long-standing track-record of successful implementation of EC-funded collaborative research projects and training networks. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to fully integrate, and beyond their immediate project responsibilities, into the AiPT Project Management team, taking on occasional additional responsibilities, such as contributing to the writing of new funding applications that could lead to further projects.  

You should have a University degree, experience in managing projects and supporting large complex projects and budget management. Outstanding organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication abilities, and well-developed interpersonal and team-working skills.

Further information on EPS and AiPT can be found at 

Please contact Dr Daniel Hill, ( for further details about this role. 

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.  

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies. 

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