CUSP Senior Project Officer

Company: University of Cumbria
Sector: Education
Contract Type: Full Time Temporary
Salary: £32,004
Date Posted: 13th April 2017
Closing Date: 7th May 2017
Location: Ambleside
Reference Number: 68433

Job Description

The role:

We are seeking an experienced project manager with a proven track record in supporting SMEs, to lead the Cumbria Innovations Platform (CUSP) project which is an exciting multi-partner project. CUSP will create an entirely new Cumbrian research and innovation gateway allowing companies from the region’s key sectors to form bespoke partnerships with Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria to unlock their innovative potential and maximise their productivity. Visit for information on the programme.

You will be a self-starter experienced in working in technology transfer, research and development or innovation in a commercial or higher education setting. You will be skilled in building relationships and networks which identify and create opportunities, and balancing this with practical project and contract management tasks, including responsibility for financial performance and progress monitoring to ensure compliance with funder requirements.

Based at our Ambleside campus, you will be required to commit to extensive travel across Cumbria and to Lancaster.

This post attracts funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and you will be required to ensure compliance with the regulations stipulated by the ERDF.

The multi-award winning University of Cumbria is a wonderful blend of old and new, founded on a rich educational history with institutions dating back more than 150 years.  This is a time of great development for the university, ranked nationally for graduate employability.

On the cusp of our 10th anniversary, we have a fast growing research reputation, increasing profile and place alongside national and international employers as well as multi-million-pound campus investments and exciting ambitions for the future.

Informal enquiries: John Berry, Development Manager, Tel: 01900 844954 / 07916 166721 Email:

Closing date: Sunday 07 May 2017 (midnight)

Reference: 68433

Interview date: Friday 19th May, Ambleside.

*Starting salary £32,004 



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