Project Manager

Aston University - Languages & Social Sciences

Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 years)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 03 April 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Aston School of Languages and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Project Manager to work on a 3-year project funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme.  The Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future (CHIEF) project aims to build an effective dialogue between different stakeholders in order to facilitate a future of Europe based on more inclusive notions of cultural heritage and cultural identity. The project is innovative in its approach to the cultural literacy of young Europeans by privileging the importance of production and transition of cultural knowledge in both formal educational settings initiated from above, and a variety of informal social interactions. The project will explore these interactions by building an inter-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and transnational partnership in nine countries, including EU member-states (UK, Latvia, Slovakia, Croatia, Spain and Germany) and regions outside Europe (Turkey, Georgia, India). Through its research activities and social interventions, CHIEF will have a substantial impact on policies and practices facilitating inter-cultural dialogue in Europe. It will contribute to understanding and enhancing cultural literacy for young people, resulting in greater appreciation of diversity. The project will lead to more effective use of European cultural heritage as a site of production, translation and exchange of heterogeneous cultural knowledge.

The Project Manager will have overall responsibility for the CHIEF project’s coordination and managementensuring that the objectives, time-scales and anticipated deliverables/outputs are met, and that the overall budget and the specific sub-project allocations (e.g. stakeholders’ intervention events/mini-projects) are effectively monitored. This will involve setting up effective administrative systems and maintaining accurate records and producing reports on outputs. You will be involved in engaging civil society and public sector intuitions onto the project, organising international research meetings and day-to-day communication with the consortium partners, facilitation of the project’s financial management, leading the Project Management Work Package ensuring timely completion and submission of this WP deliverable reports, interim and final reports.

The selected candidate will have a background in social sciences and/or humanities and will be experienced in working with formal and non-formal education sector and/or cultural heritage intuitions. He/she will also have extensive experience of managing grant funded projects.

You will demonstrate high levels of initiative and must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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