Administrator for NATURVATION

Durham University - Department of Geography

Responsible to: Project Co-ordinator, Professor Harriet Bulkeley

Grade: 6

The Department of Geography at Durham University wishes to appoint a part-time Administrator for four years (0.6 FTE, 48 Months) to support the co-ordination and delivery of the H2020 project Nature Based Urban Innovation (NATURVATION). NATURVATION is led by Professor Harriet Bulkeley in the Department of Geography and funded under the H2020 Smart & Sustainable Cities Programme of the European Commission. It involves partners from Universities, Research Institutes, Environmental Agencies, Municipalities and NGOs in Germany, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK, supported by an international task force of public and private organisations involved in the development and use of nature-based solutions to urban sustainability challenges.

Working closely with Professor Bulkeley and the rest of the Durham team based in the Department of Geography and the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR), the post-holder will be responsible for the day to day running of the NATURVATION Hub which will provide the co-ordination and administrative support for this ambitious, international and interdisciplinary project. The Administrator’s main responsibilities will include

1) Coordinating the NATURVATION Hub office including managing the successful completion of project deliverables and milestones through liaising with the partners in the NATURVATION consortium and reporting to the European Commission;

2) Providing the first point of contact for the project Task Force and broader stakeholder community;

3) Providing administration for the Durham project team including undertaking leading on project reporting and financial reporting for the European Commission;

4) Working with the Durham University Research Office and legal services to ensure the project complies with the requirements of the Grant Agreement and Consortium Agreement;

5) Providing PA support for the Project Co-ordinator (Professor Bulkeley);

6) Overseeing the practical arrangements for workshops and conferences and producing written output from these meetings;

7) Contributing to engagement and dissemination activities through updating information on the project website, and through leading the production of digital publications and the use of social media.

This is a fixed-term post (start 1st December 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter).

For further details or informal inquiries please contact Professor Harriet Bulkeley:- Email:

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