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Programme Manager - GISMO

Faculty of Science & Technology
Salary:   £42,792 to £49,553
Closing Date:   Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview Date:   Monday 27 January 2020
Reference:  A2919

The Partnerships and Business Engagement team is looking for an exceptional Business Programme Manager with a passion for working with academics, businesses and the knowledge exchange community to deliver a new European funded project. We are seeking to recruit a team to deliver a unique business support programme for small to medium enterprise businesses across a range of industrial sectors. The Programme Manager will line manage the team, but with shared delivery responsibilities. The primary focus of the project team is to support companies in a structured programme of activity with a focus on Materials Science. Domain knowledge of Materials science is desirable but not essential.

You will demonstrate a strong capability and expertise in working with companies, supporting them in their growth and development. As the delivery lead for the project, you will be able to clearly demonstrate your ability to plan and deliver an SME engagement programme with companies, and be able to write a wide range of reports and other material to support the community and individual companies. Working in a highly innovative team, you will be able to showcase innovative approaches to working with companies and helping them to grow, with clear evidence of developing new process and systems to engage the SME community. You will also be able to demonstrate an ability to work on large government funded projects with high accuracy and attention to detail. 

The role is part of the Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation GISMO is a £4.4m ERDF programme awarded by MHCLG and Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership. GISMO is critical to supporting our wider strategy for partnerships and business engagement.

The role will be based at Lancaster University and be embedded within the Partnerships & Business Engagement (PBE) team for Engineering and Physical Sciences. Some further information about team activity can be found on the web site below:

For an informal discussion about the role, please get in touch with Martin Gilmore

This is a full time fixed term post until 28 February 2023 and is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Interviews will be held on either 27 or 28 January 2019

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups including secondments from existing Lancaster staff.

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

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