Project Manager - CERERE project

University of Reading - School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

A three year part-time project manager is sought to provide support to the coordination of a consortium of 13 EU partners working on the H2020 European Research Project Cereal Renaissance in Rural Europe (CERERE): embedding diversity in organic and low-input food systems.

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing planned activities of the CERERE project i.e. preparation of the agenda and documents of the meetings (including minutes).
  • Ensuring an effective and efficient flow of information among the project partners.
  • Monitoring the overall progress of the project and ensuring that reports, milestones and deliverables are on time.
  • Working with the project lead to monitoring project finances.
  • Establishing relevant contacts for the network involving operational groups in the network events and mapping key players in organic and low-input cereal food systems based on agrobiodiversity.
  • Liaison with external partner/contacts to ensure the successful completion of the project.
  • Communicating regularly and effectively with project team members, ensuring they are clear about changing priorities, service expectations, and deadlines.

The appointee will report to Dr Giuseppe Nocella Project Coordinator.

PhD Opportunity

The appointee would have the opportunity to register for a PhD to work on project data with supervision by the PC. The post would include part-time fees at the Home/EU level.

Interview Date : 11 January 2017

Informal contact details
Contact role: CERERE Project coordinator
Contact name: Dr Giuseppe Nocella
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8904
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by the UK Border Agency and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Border Agency Website.

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