EnTRESS Project Manager
Temporary post until 30th June 2023
Environmental Technologies and Resource Efficiency Support Service (EnTRESS)
We are seeking a Project Manager on a full-time basis to lead the second phase of the EnTRESS project, which sits within the School of Architecture and Built Environment and wider Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton. This £1.8 million part funded ERDF contract will support 120 SME’s across the Black Country and Stoke and Staffordshire 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 environmental technologies to support the growth of the environmental and circular economy sector in this region.
The Project Manager will lead the project with the aims of:
• ensuring that companies engaged implement or promote circular economy principles, sustainable practices and environmental technologies, enabling them to access the latest research, technologies and knowledge to develop in this growing sector
• promote collaboration between academia and business across a broad range of sectors to increase innovation, process efficiency and product design linked to a low carbon circular economy.
The Project Manager will be responsible for leading the business development aspects of the project, maintaining contact with local Growth Hubs, Chambers of Commerce, and business clubs etc., to promote the project, as well as meeting regularly with SMEs who are the project beneficiaries. Any experience of working with SMEs in these sectors or previous experience of ERDF would be an advantage. You will be expected to lead the promotion and be the face of the project, so excellent communication skills are critical.
The Project Manager will also be responsible for managing the project budgets, and will be the first point of contact with the funding body, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). It is essential that you can demonstrate some experience of project management, including financial management.
A first degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent is required, and a post-graduate project management qualification would be an advantage.
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 funded projects that supports business growth across the Black Country and beyond.
For informal discussions regarding the post please contact Dr Paul Hampton, Director of EnTRESS via email P.Hampton@wlv.ac.uk or mobile: 07977 200116.
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.