Salary: £41,212 to £47,722 per annum
Closing Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
The Programme Manager will have overall responsibility for the AIC facilities and activities, acting as the lead client contact during construction. The AIC Programme Manager will lead the team, manage and promote the AIC and its programmes, manage finance and administration and for ensure compliance with funder requirements. The post holder will work to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of contracted outputs and targets, working closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
Details Specific to the Post
1 Background and Context
The University of Hull is securing its position as a leader in low carbon innovation and offshore wind through the collaborative development of Aura: a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder initiative bringing together UK expertise in engineering, and physical, environmental and social sciences to establish a global centre of industrial and academic excellence in renewable energy. Aura will include dedicated new facilities in the Humber – The Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) - at the geographical heart of an active, diverse and growing low carbon supply chain and located at the Humber Bridgehead Business Park.
The University of Hull is establishing an operational delivery Team (the AIC Team) to manage and deliver a 3-year ESIF-funded initiative which will target SMEs in the offshore wind and low carbon sectors to improve their productivity and enhance their competitiveness through product and process innovation. This activity will take place across the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP) area.
The AIC Team is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programme for England 2014-2020. Initially, the team will operate from the University of Hull. In due course it will relocate to the Aura Innovation Centre, which is expected to be fully operational before the end of 2019 and is also ERDF funded.
The post holder will work to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the AIC and ESIF Project outputs and targets. Responsibilities will include the management of a dedicated team of staff including two Innovation Managers, one Finance and Audit Officer and one part time (0.5 FTE) Marketing & Communications Manager.
The AIC Programme Manager will work closely with a wide range of external stakeholders, including the Humber LEP, local authorities, Catapult Centres and representative business organisations, to actively promote the Centre, stimulating demand for the innovation facilities and support accessible through the Centre. There will also be close co-operative working with other organisations providing innovation support in the region to ensure alignment and integration of activity.
The AIC Programme Manager will report to the Aura Lead for Industry Engagement. The AIC Team will operate independently but will co-ordinate with the academic faculties within the University, who will be delivering innovation support to SMEs.
2 Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the post
The AIC Programme Manager will lead the AIC Team and will be responsible for relationship management with stakeholders, including SMEs, delivery agents, strategic partners, other relevant agencies and support projects.
The post-holder will manage the project in its entirety (i.e. both the physical building and associated innovation support), coordinating activities and ensuring the provision of an effective business-facing service, meeting ERDF contract requirements.
Responsibilities will include:
3 Generic responsibilities
Role holders will:
Main work activities will include:
Liaison and Networking
Planning and Organisation
Additionally the post holder will be required to: