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EnginE ESF Project Manager

Lancaster University

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £41,212 to £47,722
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th August 2018
Closes: 6th September 2018
Job Ref: A2363

This is an exciting and critical new role which has been created to engage Lancashire SMEs in the development of apprenticeship provision, to accelerate apprenticeship growth, and technical and professional education.

The University seeks to appoint a Project Manager to manage this £2m European Social Fund (ESF) to support 200 Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing (AEM) SMEs across Lancashire in partnership with Blackpool & the Fylde College, Blackburn College, Northwest Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) and the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA).  You will work with colleagues across the project partnership to build a thriving, network of AEM SMEs.

The project, EnginE, will support AEM SMEs by providing technical and professional development opportunities and access to apprenticeship education provision. EnginE will provide a platform to accelerate growth in these areas through enabling collaborative approaches between employers, Further Education and Higher Education providers. The project structure will create an environment which assists multiple AEM SMEs and meets their varying needs by offering a flexible approach to building their capacity via an increasing number of work placements, traineeships, apprenticeships, and graduate placements. This will ultimately enhance the contribution of advanced skills to AEM SME growth both individually and across the sector.

Activities range from workshops and networking events; action planning sessions through apprenticeship ’taster’ sessions, peer learning forums; and culminating in bespoke, intensive and longer term technical placement and internship opportunities and participation in apprenticeship modules co- designed for AEM SMEs to demonstrate the maximum value of higher level vocational skills.

We seek to employ an experienced and skilled Project Manager to manage the delivery of this project through to completion in 2020. You will be critical to the success of the project by overseeing the quality and timely delivery of the designed programme of work.  The project team is located across multiple organisations and requires the central point of coordination and liaison provided by the Project Manager. You will be the primary point of contact connecting the partner organisations who all have established reputations engaging with small and medium-sized enterprises and apprenticeship provision.

This role requires excellent project management and networking skills to establish and build collaborations with SMEs and across the University and partners organisations within Lancashire.

This post is subject to funding being awarded by the European Union through the European Social  Fund Programme 2014-2020 and is offered on a fixed term basis until 30th September 2021.

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