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DSC Project Coordinator

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £26,715 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 October 2022)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 05 August 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 20 August 2021
Reference:  R210292
Release Date:  Thursday 22 July 2021

Aston University have been awarded funding by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to assist minority owned businesses to enter the supply chains of major contractors, particularly with reference to HS2.  In this project, minority owned businesses are those owned and managed by women (particularly women with children), people with limiting disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people, ethnic minorities and young entrepreneurs.  Building on initiatives elsewhere, this project involves the delivery of an intermediary initiative to facilitate the development of relationships between minority owned businesses and large corporate contractors. 

The project coordinator has a crucial role in supporting the Project Manager to deliver the compliant administration and outputs of the project. The role holder will also co-ordinate and work with the Project Manager, Academics and stakeholders to deliver support to the SME’s. You will be working with colleagues with expertise in a range of supply chain domains (including procurement, logistics and production/manufacturing operations). You will be responsible for ensuring that the project is delivered to a high standard operationally, and that events and resources are managed effectively and to the benefit of all SME-cohort participants and to comply with the requirements of the European Regional Development Fund. 

You should have a University degree, coordinator and administration experience, excellent verbal and written communication abilities, and well-developed interpersonal and team-working skills.

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact Kavita Jeerh, k.jeerh@aston.ac.uk +44 (0)121 204 4321.

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.  

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Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via recruitment@aston.ac.uk

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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