Project Officer

  • Job Reference: REQ007327
  • Date Posted: Friday, 10 March 2023
  • Application Closing Date: Sunday, 26 March 2023
  • Location: Preston Campus
  • Grade/Salary: G (£33,348 - £38,474)
  • Basis: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed term contract until 30 September 2023
  • Job Category / Type: Professional Services
  • School/Service: Research and Enterprise Service
  • Hours: 36.25 hours per week
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed

Upskilling Lancashire is a multi-partner project funded by the European Social Fund designed to build workforce development capacity in Lancashire SMEs and to promote apprenticeships.

The University is seeking to appoint a Project Officer to support the design and delivery of an employer engagement and apprentice placement programme in Lancashire. The successful applicant will actively engage with employers to undertake organisational needs analyses, and support SMEs to develop and implement workforce development projects providing opportunities for employees to gain new skills and qualifications.

The Project Officer will be responsible for networking with employers to identify new employment opportunities for employees and for promoting apprenticeship programmes as a key route to new qualifications.

The successful candidate will be able to evidence experience of promoting or selling and of working in a business development or customer facing role. Educated to degree level or able to evidence equivalent professional experience, the post holder will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to plan and organise their own work.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position will be based from our Preston campus. The post is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

Please apply online via; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

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