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ERDF Coordinator

Various Locations Fixed Term – Until 31/12/2021 37 hours per week Grade E (£22,911 to £ 25,295)

ERDF Coordinator – Role Profile

We are seeking a self- motivated and dynamic individual to support delivery of an ERDF Business Support Programme, based in Oceansgate, Plymouth. Oceansgate Enterprise Zone is the flagship project in Plymouth.

The vision is to transform 7.5 ha of under-utilised land in Devonport Dockyard into a major hub for innovative high-tech businesses creating 25,000m2 of floor space and up to 1,200 jobs.

The delivery is split into three phases; Phase 1 is complete and this proposal is the catalyst to the delivery of Phase 2.

The aim of the project will be to enable economic growth in the transition area of the Heart of SW economy as proposed through the Government’s Productivity Strategy, encourage long-term investment in economic capital, including, skills and knowledge; and, promote a dynamic economy that encourages innovation and helps resources flow to their most productive use.

The ERDF Coordinator to help with eligibility, compliance and monitoring issues. The successful candidate will have experience of working within a project management environment (ideally that has received ERDF funding) along with experience of project communications.

You will act as the first point of contact for internal and external enquiries. It is therefore essential that you have experience of working with people at all levels across multiple organisations, for example senior management, councillors, contractors, professional advisors and members of the public.

Experience of providing administrative and/or managerial support is essential, as is the ability to work independently and under pressure with minimum supervision. You will be responsible for managing, coordinating and disseminating accurate and timely project information and helping to plan and manage budgets for the project.

Please note this position is not suitable for job share.

For further information, please contact Emily Collacott  Emily.collacott@plymouth.gov.uk or 01752 307895

Find out more and apply here.

Closing Date:  Monday 9 December

Knowledge Exchange Officer

Ballard House Fixed Term until 31/12/2020 37 hours per week Grade G (£29,636 to £32,029)

Knowledge Exchange Officer – Role Profile

An exciting opportunity has arisen to form a new team to deliver the Marine Business Technology Centre, located in the Oceansgate Enterprise Zone in Plymouth. The Marine Business Technology Centre will provide a new and dedicated service to marine businesses to enable them to test and develop new technologies in the sea principally in and around Plymouth Sound. The Centre will also offer a coordination of innovation services for small and medium sized businesses.

The Marine Business Technology Centre project is a collaboration between Plymouth City Council and knowledge partners from Plymouth University, University of Exeter, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science. This new project is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and will deliver business led innovation in marine technology within the Heart of the South West region. In collaboration with project partners you will be undertaking a knowledge exchange service for Devon based SMEs.

The Knowledge Exchange Officer will operate at the interface of businesses and the expert knowledge base. They will help businesses access the expertise and facilities necessary to address key technology challenges, so new products and services can be developed in collaboration. The KEO will undertake organisational needs analyses and broker support where appropriate. They will be required to develop a detailed appreciation of the skills and assets housed at the various research organisations and they will build networks of marine sector small and medium sized businesses. They will work closely with project beneficiaries to raise awareness and promote the businesses and their innovations nationally and internationally.

This role will be based in the Oceansgate site: Plymouth City Council, Vivid Approach, Plymouth, PL1 4RW and will require frequent travel across Devon and occasionally further afield.

Please note that this post is part funded by ERDF.

Please note this position is not suitable for job share.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Robert Watson on 01752 304082.

Find out more and apply here.

Closing Date:  Tuesday 10 December

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