Project Manager - CRISPS

University of Plymouth
July 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585 - £54,395
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£45,585 - £54,395 per annum - Grade 8

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Project Manager - CRISPS


Are you a dynamic and strategic individual with a passion for innovation and sustainability? The University of Plymouth invites applications for a Project Manager to join the Centre for Research excellence in Intelligent and Sustainable Productive Systems (CRISPS). This is a unique opportunity to act as project manager for a prestigious, five-year project funded by the Research England Enhancing Excellence in England Programme.

As the Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in managing the delivery and long-term development of CRISPS. You will be the main point of contact for all project-related matters, ensuring compliance with funders and contractual requirements. Your responsibilities will include preparing and delivering strategic plans, financial reporting, and tracking and reporting progress across multiple workstreams. You will collaborate closely with academic staff, regional partners, and other stakeholders to promote the project and raise the university's profile.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the effective and efficient delivery of CRISPS, implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee and report on all project elements, minimizing financial risk.
  • Develop and maintain delivery and implementation plans, risk registers, and progress reports.
  • Build and maintain relationships with academic staff and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with financial, regulatory, health and safety, legal, and contractual policies.
  • Act as an ambassador for the University, promoting the project locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Develop processes, procedures, and policies to support strategic business needs and ensure continuous improvement.
  • Participate in and represent the project at internal and external events and committees.
  • Manage project expenditures, ensuring costs are minimized and revenue targets are met.
  • Research, interpret, and analyze complex data, advising on appropriate actions.
  • Facilitate and contribute to meetings, visits, conferences, and committees through report preparation and presentations.
  • Support the Deputy Director and Director in creating and developing relationships and networks with partners and stakeholders.
  • A current full driving licence and willingness to travel is essential/desirable as you will be required to travel to remote areas not easily accessible by public transport.

    Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

    For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Richard Preziosi by email at [email protected].

    Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 12th August 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

    This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 5 years due to funding.

    Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

    We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits/support mechanisms, including ongoing development opportunities, flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

    A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

    Remote working is available up to 1 day a week.

    A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.

    A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

    The University of Plymouth is an inclusive community where everyone is welcomed regardless of their background. To find out more about our inclusive community initiatives, such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter, please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages.

    We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented communities at the University of Plymouth, such as carers/parents, people with disabilities, ethnically diverse, LGBT+, and people from all socio-economic backgrounds.

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