ERDF Programme Manager: Live Experiential and Digital Diversification (LEADD:NG) project (University of Nottingham) – Nottingham.

Job Overview.

MICRA partner the University of Nottingham seek an experienced programme manager – for the equivalent of four days a week – to facilitate the delivery of the Live Experiential and Digital Diversification (LEADD:NG) project. The LEADD:NG project is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the role holder will be a critical member of the Project Board with responsibility for ensuring the delivery of the programme (e.g. talent management, programme scheduling, budget management); meeting funder requirements (e.g. reporting and record keeping for project outputs and deliverables) and ensuring project compliance to both ERDF requirements and University requirements.

The role will provide pivotal programme management for an innovative programme of knowledge exchange and business engagement focused on: i) introducing SMEs in Nottingham to the creative and strategic possibilities of immersive technologies and techniques; ii) brokering collaboration between potential growth sectors and the tech cluster in the region to create high growth ‘fused’ eco-systems and iii) supporting the adoption of these new practices in the development of new products and experiences. The different elements of the £1.6m LEADD:NG project will be delivered by academics, technicians and professional service staff from across different disciplines in Arts, Science and Social Science led by the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies.

The successful applicant to this multi-faceted role will be responsible for programme management in terms of delivery, reporting, governance and ensuring the coherence and ERDF compliance of all elements of the programme. The Programme Manager will act as the main point of contact and co-ordinator for the project delivery team and funding body, with line management responsibility for a Senior Administrator.

Proven project management skills, along with direct experience of EU/ERDF funding, and excellent oral, written and presentation skills are essential to the role, whilst previous experience of research and business-facing activities within HEI’s and an understanding of academic culture are desirable.

This post is offered as a fixed-term contract until 30 June 2023. Hours of work are part time (29 hours per week).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Helen Kennedy via email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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