Project Coordinator (Entrepreneurial Campus Programme)

University of Glassgow
February 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,347 - £44,263
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Project Coordinator (Entrepreneurial Campus Programme)

Job Purpose

To lead the implementation of the University's Entrepreneurial Campus programme, acting as the main point of contact and reporting information for both internal and external stakeholders, coordinating the delivery of training and accelerator programmes, overseeing the dispersal of enabling funds via competitive applications, providing specialist advice and expert professional support to fund and programme applicants, and ensuring that the full suite of initiatives are delivered to a high standard.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Acting as the lead and main point of contact for the entrepreneurial campus programme, liaising with a variety of stakeholders and delivery partners to provide accurate management information and reporting on spend and uptake.

2. Leading on the implementation and operation of the microfinancing enabling funds competitions, including publicity, providing specialist expertise, guidance and bid support to applicants, developing the scoring criteria and process, milestone and deadline management, and end-to-end reporting.

3. Working in partnership with the University Procurement team to run the tendering and selection process for delivery partners to lead on the delivery of the University's Innovation 101 and Venture Builder initiatives; act as the main internal liaison and coordinator for the delivery of these programmes in conjunction with the external stakeholders throughout the delivery period.

4. Effectively coordinate the planning, development, promotion, delivery and evaluation of a range of events, activities and networks connected to the Entrepreneurial Campus programme and strategic ambitions to grow the University's community of innovators.

5. Leading on the delivery of both internal and external governance and reporting requirements related to the Entrepreneurial Campus programme, including the preparation of qualitative and quantitative analysis for University senior management and external funders.

6. Working with the IP & Commercialisation team and other direct colleagues to facilitate the active management of the pipeline of entrepreneurial and innovation opportunities, including engagement with the Directorate's business partners.

7. Developing and maintaining appropriate relationships with key stakeholders, including senior members of staff, and providing specialist expertise, advice and guidance to programme applicants and venture participants.

8. Progressing application outcomes and processing awards from the enabling funding sources, soliciting feedback from judging panels where available and updating systems accordingly while maintaining and ensuring the integrity of all relevant project data on University systems.

9. Undertaking appropriate quality management processes to ensure that the final deliverables of projects comply with stakeholder requirements, appropriate legislation, University policies and procedures, and industry best practice.

10. Providing management information and data analysis to inform both day to day decision making and also the long-term strategic outlook of the programme.

11. Be actively involved in appropriate cross-College collaborative working to build networks, share best practice, and to develop web-based resources and training.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications Essential:

A1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 9 Ordinary Degree, Scottish Vocational Qualification level 4, or equivalent in a relevant discipline/business area with evidence of continued professional development in an area relevant to the role.

A2. Knowledge of project management methodologies and principles.

A3. Knowledge of the innovation and knowledge exchange landscape within HE, or knowledge of the Scottish innovation and start-up ecosystem.

A4. Thorough knowledge and understanding of interrogating and maintaining spreadsheets, processing, analysing and presenting data.

A5. Knowledge and understanding of data integrity and its importance.


B1. Project management qualification and knowledge of the regulatory frameworks which govern research and innovation activities in HE.

B2. An understanding of grant application processes including costing and funder guidelines.

Skills Essential:

C1. Project management – both short-term deadline driven and longer-term involving multiple conflicting deadlines and coordination across multiple organisational units.

C2. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.

C3. Ability to interpret complex guidelines and prepare reports and budgets in line with the requirements set out.

C4. Ability to work flexibly and adapt to changing environments.

C5. High level of influencing and negotiating skills.

C6. Ability to exercise initiative and work independently but also as part of a team.

C7. Ability to network effectively.


D1. Experience of successfully overseeing the work of staff.

Experience Essential:

E1. Significant experience in a senior administrative role connected to innovation, knowledge exchange or research activities, or project management experience within a role connected to higher education or the broader UK innovation ecosystem.

E2. Experience of working successfully in a complex organisational structure and/or in cross-disciplinary teams.

E3. Significant experience using spreadsheets, databases or other analytical tools to systematically collect, manage and analyse large amounts of data.

E4. Experience of managing budgets.


F1. Ability to assess risks and financial implications.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hours p/w) and fixed term for up to 12 months from start date.

Please Note: If you are a current employee of the University of Glasgow, please be advised that the University would consider an internal secondment opportunity for this post. University of Glasgow applicants should seek clearance for release for internal secondment from their line manager before making a formal application.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 135768 Close Date : 12-Feb-2024 23:45

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