Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) Administrator
This post is Fixed Term until 30th September 2020
The BRIC project is a new research Centre of Excellence that will ultimately be based in the University’s Springfield Campus in the centre of Wolverhampton. A team of researchers, academics and knowledge transfer specialists have established the Centre, supplemented by additional university expertise. The Centre has received £3.2million of ERDF grant to fund the staffing and equipping of the Centre, and has the remit to build a brownfield knowledge hub for the region and to directly support businesses in the Black Country.
BRIC provides an essential and much-needed core of Brownfield expertise in the Black Country sub-region. The Centre is developing a knowledge bank of remediation best practice, and is sharing gathered intelligence and expertise with stakeholders in both the public and private sectors, to identify research and support regional demand for the release of brownfield land for development. It is informing how land and buildings can be restored, remediated and bought back into use, with a particular focus on bio-remediation and environmental sensitivities, and developing environmentally sound solutions for complex remediation issues.
Target beneficiaries include local enterprises, the Black Country local authorities, large contractors and SMEs seeking improved links with the University in brownfield remediation and interested in engaging in research collaboration with the Centre. BRIC is investing in scanning and testing facilities to support existing soil, materials and bioremediation expertise, bringing together a team of sufficient size and necessary resources to tackle the Black Country’s complex brownfield challenges. The ultimate beneficiary is the Black Country which benefits from BRIC supporting the process of bringing de-contaminated land back into use for development, thereby attracting investment into the region.
BRIC is currently based on Wolverhampton city campus, but will be moving to the Springfield campus once it is completed. Springfield itself is an ambitious project which aims to bring 12-acres of brownfield land, the site of the former Springfield Brewery, back into use. The Springfield campus is strongly linked to the regeneration of Wolverhampton city centre.
We are seeking to recruit a project administrator. The role is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund with funding secured to 30th September 2020. The administrator will provide professional administrative support for the BRIC project, manager and the delivery team within the project. This will include developing and maintaining systems for recording of project beneficiaries, project outputs and financial profiles and liaising with central services departments including finance, project support and personnel. Other duties will include preparing minutes for project management and operational group meetings and ensuring documentation which requires compliance to ERDF rules does so in an efficient, secure and robust manner.
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