AURIL2017 Annual Conference
5th and 6th October 2017


Bristol Marriott Royal
College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA 

Contact: Fiona Lees
  0141 548 4754

ERDF Senior Project Officer (CUSP)
Closing 07 May 2017

Reference: 68433
Salary: £32,004 (incremental progression up to £36,001 applies)
Location: University of Cumbria

The role:

We are seeking an experienced project manager with a proven track record in supporting SMEs, to lead the Cumbria Innovations Platform (CUSP) project which is an exciting multi-partner project. CUSP will create an entirely new Cumbrian research and innovation gateway allowing companies from the region’s key sectors to form bespoke partnerships with Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria to unlock their innovative potential and maximise their productivity. Visit for information on the programme.

You will be a self-starter experienced in working in technology transfer, research and development or innovation in a commercial or higher education setting. You will be skilled in building relationships and networks which identify and create opportunities, and balancing this with practical project and contract management tasks, including responsibility for financial performance and progress monitoring to ensure compliance with funder requirements.

Based at our Ambleside campus, you will be required to commit to extensive travel across Cumbria and to Lancaster.

This post attracts funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and you will be required to ensure compliance with the regulations stipulated by the ERDF.

The multi-award winning University of Cumbria is a wonderful blend of old and new, founded on a rich educational history with institutions dating back more than 150 years.  This is a time of great development for the university, ranked nationally for graduate employability.

On the cusp of our 10th anniversary, we have a fast growing research reputation, increasing profile and place alongside national and international employers as well as multi-million-pound campus investments and exciting ambitions for the future.

Informal enquiries: John Berry, Development Manager, Tel: 01900 844954 / 07916 166721 Email:

Interview date: Friday, 19th May 2017 (Ambleside Campus)

For more information and to apply, please click on this link to visit the University of Cumbria’s website.