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Business Engagement Manager

Infrastructure & Sustainable Eng

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (30/06/2023)
Basis:  Part Time (0.5 FTE, 18.25 hours per week)
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 06 February 2022
Interview Date:  Tuesday 15 February 2022
Reference:  R220006
Release Date:  Monday 10 January 2022

Aston University has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the delivery of a project called: “Repowering the creation and extension of UK-centric supply chains” in the Marches and in the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough (GCGP) LEP. The project assists companies in the manufacturing, automotive, engineering, food and drink sectors to map, assess and improve the capabilities of their supply chains with the view to grow and to maximise UK content. The project provides a combination of short and long term collaborations with University academics to assist small and medium enterprises to address growth challenges that can be resolved by improving supply chain capabilities. The project works closely with selected companies and blended academic teams will work with company managers to address the challenges in their supply chains in order to assist companies to grow.  

The Business Engagement Manager for GCGP has a crucial role in engaging businesses into the project. He/she will also deliver diagnostic support and work with the Lead and Senior Academics to deliver advice to beneficiaries from the GCGP LEP. The project also delivers a number of workshops to assist businesses to consider strategies to improve maturity of companies’ supply chains. 

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.

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