Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) ERDF Programme Delivery Manager

Keele University

Grade 8, Starting salary £41,212

Fixed term until 31 December 2021

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £148 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of staff in Keele University’s Faculty of Natural Sciences and play a key role in the establishment of a new initiative: The Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND).  Keele University has secured £15 million of investment for the project which will allow the University campus to become the largest single integrated electricity, gas and heat smart energy network demonstrator in Europe. SEND will be the first facility in Europe for at-scale living laboratory research, development and demonstration of new smart energy technologies and services across all energy vectors, in partnership with business and industry. The investment will support businesses to carry our new product and service development, underpinned by collaborative research development and innovation funding and will help develop new business supply chains for smart energy products and services.

The post holder will be responsible for ERDF programme delivery and external interactions as well as day to day running of the SEND project, working with colleagues from across a number of University directorates, schools and external organisations to ensure the project delivers against all agreed ERDF outputs and milestones.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent. You will have previous experience of successfully managing multi-partner projects involving external agencies and multiple sources of external funding to deliver economic impact. You will also have experience of data management.

This post and the SEND are part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme and the UK Government.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Ian Madley, Head of Partnership Development (Natural Sciences) on or 01782 734465.

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of black and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce. We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role.  

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Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

Interviews will be held on: 3 November 2017

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