Project Coordinator- managing and administrating European-funded business support

  • Job Reference: HKXSF2711/CC
  • Date Posted: 19 November 2020
  • Recruiter: Allia Ltd
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £27,000 to £32,000
  • Sector: Membership Officer
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: Fixed Term until end September 2023

Job Description

Project Coordinator- managing and administrating European-funded business support
Allia Future Business Centre, Cambridge (with regular travel to Peterborough)

If you have experience of delivering European funded programmes, this is an exciting opportunity to support entrepreneurs and ventures on their path to achieving significant social and environmental impact. 

About Us

Allia are a progressive and socially focused not-for-profit organisation that supports entrepreneurs who are looking to affect positive change and address the most pressing global and local challenges.

We provide workspaces, networking opportunities and communities within our Future Business Centres and enable funding through bonds. Over the past 20 years, we have supported over 1,400 ventures, helped to create 4,500 jobs and raised over £300 million for development activities and projects.

We’re currently looking for a Project Co-ordinator to join us on a fixed-term contract until the end of September 2023. This role is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The Benefits

- Salary of £27,000 - £32,000 per annum DOE 
- Pension scheme with above average employer contributions
- Sickness, accident and illness insurance
- Life assurance
- 1 paid volunteering day each year 
- 25 days’ holiday, increasing to 30 with service
- A host of other benefits

This is a brilliant opportunity to support the success of our Future Business Centres – a place where social innovation and tech are supported to make a positive impact on people and the planet.

As a growing, successful not-for-profit organisation, we recognise that our people are pivotal to our success. We embrace diversity, inclusion and flexible working – in fact, we are the Best Not-for-Profit Employer for employee engagement in the Eastern region.

As part of our passionate team, you’ll benefit from a dynamic working environment, true teamworking ethos, a great range of perks and the opportunity to support programmes that are making a real impact, both locally and globally.

The Role

As a Project Co-ordinator, you will oversee the successful delivery of our new business support programmes. 

This programme is designed to increase entrepreneurship and support early-stage social and environmental businesses in the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough region.

Reporting to the Director of Future Business Centres, you will:

- Take ownership of the management and administration of our ERDF capital and revenue programmes
- Collate and co-ordinate finance claims 
- Establish and manage new and existing systems to ensure the compliant capture and reporting of all monitoring data
- Report on KPIs (both internally and externally)
- Build strong working relationships with other support providers
- Prepare for ERDF audits 

About You

To join us as a Project Co-ordinator, you’ll need:

- At least three years’ experience in project work or co-ordination with direct experience of managing or co-ordinating project work 
- Experience of project managing and administering European funded business support programmes (or similar) and taking responsibility for tracking and reporting 
- Good IT skills, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as email and the internet
- Excellent administration, logical reasoning and analytical skills 
- Good written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
- The ability to quickly assess information and provide sound advice to management relating to project performance and risks
- A full driving licence and access to your own transport

The successful candidate must also be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship (as we are unable to offer sponsorship on this position).

Other organisations may call this role ERDF Project Co-ordinator, Project Officer, Enterprise Project Co-ordinator, Business Support Programme Officer, Project Manager, or Programme Co-ordinator. 

Additional Information

This is a full-time role, working 35 hours per week. 

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We reserve the right to close this role for applications should we deem to have enough suitable candidates to progress with. 

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