BECCI Business Development Officer
An outstanding opportunity has arisen to join the award winning built environment team within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton. Acknowledged as one of the largest universities in the UK, with 23,000 students, the University holds an excellent quality teaching profile, with a strong performance in third stream income generation and a world class research excellence profile. The university holds a strong track record of working with regional, national and international businesses, and this project is part of a collective group of ERDF projects that supports business growth across the Black Country and beyond.
The Business Development Officer role will support the wider Faculty initiatives, but specifically the BECCI project working within the School of the Architecture and Built Environment in Wolverhampton. BECCI is a £1.233 million ERDF contract, which operates across the Black Country and Marches LEP areas of the West Midlands. It aims to support the development of 100 SME’s in the Black Country and Marches LEP areas by offering expert advice to grow their businesses through specialist workshops, individual support, product assessment and focussed networking. The role will also support the development of a range of industry challenges and technology showcases around low carbon technologies to support the growth of the built environmental sector across the Black Country and Marches LEP areas.
We expect you to hold a degree in a relevant subject area, and have experience of working with ERDF funded projects. It is essential that you understands ERDF funding, outputs and compliance. You will form part of a small project team delivering this project, and will be expected to engage with a range of academic staff supporting the project from within the Architecture, Built Environment and Civil Engineering areas of the University.
It is desirable that you will have the ability to build strong linkages with the network of organisations that are active in supporting the built environment sector in the region to maximise exposure for the project and the support it can offer. In supporting the BECCI Project Manager and Head of Department (BECCI Director) as the outward face of the project excellent promotion and communication skills are required.
For informal discussions regarding the post contact Glenn Barrowman BECCI Project Manager, (01902 518502, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.