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Project Coordinator

Do you have experience of supporting projects? Are you a proactive and solutions-focused person who enjoys the challenge of coordinating both people and tasks in a complex project environment?   

Terra FIRMA and CANARI are two large, multi-centre research projects coordinated by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) that bring together numerous scientists from eight Centres funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. The projects develop and apply world-leading global climate and Earth system models with the aim of delivering reliable future climate change projections and associated science to policy guidance to UK government, UK decision-making bodies, and the general public. In addition, the projects will deliver science knowledge to support the next IPCC Assessment Report (AR7) and the UNFCCC Global Stocktakes. Both projects are National Capability (NC), meaning they are charged with providing models, tools, and data, in a supported manner, for use by the broader UK research community.

As Project Coordinator, you will work with the Principal Investigators, lead scientists and other team members in each project to support the delivery of the project’s primary goals and strategy, analysing information and proposing solutions to project management and project organisational challenges. You will undertake a central project support role and will act as the first point of contact for enquiries from across project participants.  Your role will include budget management; ensuring the project websites are up to date with the latest project results; collecting input for the project websites, newsletters, and periodic reporting; organising project meetings and events and associated travel requirements; communicating and liaising with project partners, including senior academics, early-career researchers and external stakeholders (e.g., government departments). 

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Hazel Jeffery, Project Manager



Location:  Other
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £30,487 to £36,024 per annum pro-rata
Working Time:  50%
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term to 31 March 2027 to complete specific time limited work)
Release Date:  Monday 26 February 2024
Closing Date:  Monday 25 March 2024
Interview Date:  Tuesday 23 April 2024
Reference:  ENVNC1020
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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