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Project Support Officer – Research & Innovation Challenge Fund (RICF)

West of England Combined Authority
3 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6ER
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
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Closing Date:
30/06/2020 at 23:55 PM
West of England Combined Authority

We are looking for a Project Support Officer to support the Project Manager in the day-to-day administrative and project co-ordination of the ERDF funded Research Innovation Challenge Fund (RICF). The RICF will award grant funding, alongside business/technical support, to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the West of England LEP area, leading to more SMEs carrying out innovative activities and to new products, processes and services being introduced to market, further research collaborations and high-value job creation.

In addition to experience working on complex projects, the post-holder will have strong communication skills, engaging with multiple and varied stakeholders to build effective working relationships with partners in the region, central government and beyond.

We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and dynamic colleague, who excels in working in a fast-paced environment, to join our friendly and growing team.

For an informal chat, please contact Adam Hickman, Programme Manager (Innovation) on 07436 629481.

WECA is an equal opportunities employer, in line with the Equalities Act 2010, and invite applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process.

Interviews will be held virtually via Zoom.

Appointment to this role is on a fixed term basis with an end date of June 2023. 

The RICF is receiving up to £1,451,825 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

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