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Project Officer

University of Birmingham - School of Social Policy - College of Social Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £27,511 to £30,046 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: 97872

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,511 to £30,046. With potential progression once in post to £33,797 a year. Due to funding restrictions maximum starting salary available for this post will be £30,046

Grade 6

Part time 40% FTE

Fixed term contract for up to 31st December 2021

Closing Date: 26th September 2021

We are seeking to recruit a part time Project Officer to based in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, to contribute towards research administration for two international research projects, ‘Energy Solidarity in Latin America’ (funded through the GCRF), and ‘Capabilities-led energy poverty alleviation via innovative community solutions’ (financed jointly by the British Council and CONACYT Mexico). The Project Officer will support in alleviating administrative pressure that has arisen from the recently announced ODA cuts (namely around revising collaboration agreements, and updating budgetary arrangements), and with wider administrative delays arising from COVID-19. This post will be based within Professional Services, and will require close collaboration with College and Centrally based finance and contracts teams.
Person Specification

  • Educated to A Level standard or equivalent level 3 qualification such as a Level 3 NVQ, or level 3 national diploma, or relevant work experience.
  • Experience preparing and processing contracts
  • Experience preparing progress reports to clients
  • Experience following purchasing procedures in a large organisation

The closing date for applications is 26th September 2021.
Flexible working arrangements are possible, including negotiation around the FTE allocation, up to a maximum of 0.4 FTE across the duration of the role. For further information, please contact Harriet Thomson,

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing date: 26th September 2021

Reference: 97872

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