EU Project Manager

University of Kent - School of Engineering and Digital Arts

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts are seeking to recruit a part-time (0.5 FTE) EU Project manager to provide administrative and financial managerial support to the EU-funded AMBER Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) and its Kent-based project coordinator.

You will ensure the efficient co-ordination and smooth running of this collaborative project and facilitate communication between partners, the European Commission and external stakeholders.

Overall it expected that you will support the coordination and operation of the Network to the satisfaction of all stakeholders, and ensure all financial reporting requirements are efficiently carried out in an effective and timely manner. You will also ensure that stakeholders are regularly communicated with and kept updated, that the project remains fully compliant with University regulations and the requirements of external bodies both in the UK and the EU.

As an EU Project Manager you will:
  • Undertake a range of general administration responsibilities to support the work of the AMBER ITN and to act as an administrative ‘communication hub’ for the AMBER network.
  • Undertake a range of financial administration responsibilities to support the work of the AMBER ITN.
  • Provide compliance support for the AMBER network. To provide compliance support for the AMBER network.
  • Provide compliance support for the AMBER network.
To succeed in this role you will:
  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in Science or Engineering.
  • Have experience of research project management including project management and methodology and knowledge of project budgeting and financial information.
  • Experience of working with researchers in a University environment with comprehensive knowledge of the academic and research sectors, particularly with regard to EU projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of the impact agenda with regards to EU projects.

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is part of the Faculty of Sciences and prides itself on offering excellent teaching in an environment which is also supporting world-class research in the subject areas in which we teach. We have an excellent track record of achievement in teaching, in research, and in enterprise-led activity, and we maintain strong working contacts with Academic and Industrial Organisations within the UK, in Europe, and worldwide.

Start date for applications: 26 September 2017

Closing date for applications: 24 October 2017

Interviews are to be held: 02 or 03 November 2017

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. Informal enquires can be made to the AMBER Project Coordinator, Dr Richard Guest at

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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