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EU CONSTRAIN Project Manager

Would you like to be part of an exciting new EU CONSTRAIN project working with 13 partners across 9 countries to improve our understanding of the processes controlling climate change? Do you have a strong background in project management and administration with excellent organisational and communication skills?

Working with Prof Piers ForsterDr Amanda Maycock and colleagues, you will contribute to the success of an exciting new European Union Horizon 2020 funded project - Constraining uncertainty of multi-decadal climate projections (CONSTRAIN). CONSTRAIN brings together world-leading climate scientists to improve future climate projections and inform climate policy decisions on the European and international stage. This 8€ million programme of research and stakeholder engagement will be led by the University of Leeds and involve ~40 researchers from across the EU and Israel

Specifically you will provide frontline support and lead on the practical day-to-day project management support and administrative responsibilities associated with this project. You will be responsible for leading the co-ordination of project meetings. You will work closely with the lead academic, Piers Forster, and the Policy and Science Coordinator to ensure the success of the CONSTRAIN programme and to report on project progress to the European Commission.

With considerable experience of overseeing and coordinating complex projects and events, you will have excellent communication skills, be highly organised and have a track record of delivering results. You will have strong finance managements skills with experience of monitoring and reporting on expenditure. Ideally, you will also have prior experience of working in a University environment and interacting with its workplace systems management processes and procedure regarding procurement and administration.

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

Prof Piers Forster, Academic Project Lead

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6476, email: P.M.Forster@leeds.ac.uk


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a. pro rata
Due to funding limitations the post will be appointed at no higher than spine point 26 (£29,515 p.a. pro rata)
Working Time:  60% of the full time equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 30 June 2023 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Monday 20 May 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 June 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 11 July 2019
Reference:  ENVEE1331
Downloads:  Candidate Brief   Additional Information  

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