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Project Officer

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £27,929 to £33,314 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months fixed term contact with the possibility to extend to December 2023)
Basis:  Part Time (0.8)
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 16 September 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R220467
Release Date:  Wednesday 20 July 2022

Aston University is a research-led University known for its world-class teaching and strong links to industry, based in the centre of Birmingham. Through two leading research centres the Centre for Growth and CREME, Aston provides growth programmes and practical business support for entrepreneurs, SMEs, business leaders and students across the community.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to take on the role of Project Officer for our Pathways to Enterprising Futures project, which is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and delivered with two long standing practitioner partners, ACH and Citizens UK.

The project operates in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area offering support to individuals with the aim of increasing participation in the labour market, improving social inclusion and mobility.  Working with local companies and community organisations, individuals in marginalised communities will be offered employability and entrepreneurial skills to re-enter the labour market.

You will be responsible for working on caseloads, registering and offering career and enterprise information, advice, and guidance to economically inactive and unemployed individuals, living within the deprived areas and communities in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Area (GBSLEP) via online, face to face and group work sessions.

You will need to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of programme delivery to the target audience, project management and delivery control techniques. In addition, you will have a successful track record of developing, managing, and delivering similar projects and programmes, working in complex delivery settings and successfully delivering results on target, ideally including skills and employment projects.  

The role holder will have proactive approach to taking advantage of opportunities, confidence in relationship building, keen attention to detail, be comfortable working in a fast-paced team and be able to demonstrate initiative in all situations

This is a fixed term role, until December 2023, part funded by ESF. Please note, this is a part time position comprising of 4 days per week with the opportunity to work flexibly and includes a generous annual leave allowance. The Pro-rated annual salary for this role is £21,692.80.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rakhi Parmar, Project Manager for ESF Pathways to Enterprising Futures:

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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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

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