Project Officer 2024

Our research hub is dedicated to advancing knowledge in various fields, supported by grants from national government departments, local government, charities, and research councils. We are currently seeking a diligent Temporary Project Officer to provide essential support across our diverse portfolio of projects.

This role is for 12 weeks and paying £17.38 p/hr + Holiday Pay.


  • Serve as the primary contact for designated projects, fostering positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Assist in project planning, scoping, and setup as required.
  • Monitor project tasks, risks, timelines, and budget, providing regular updates to stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify and resolve issues, striving for continuous improvement.
  • Develop and maintain monitoring and reporting systems aligned with sponsor requirements.
  • Provide administrative support for projects and maintain office systems and records.
  • Assist in organising meetings and events, including diary management support for the Centre Director.

Essential selection criteria

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in academic, research, and/or policy environments.
  • Proficiency in project management, including relevant tools and software.
  • Strong prioritisation skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills for effective collaboration.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Experience in team facilitation, especially remotely.
  • Ability to handle confidential data responsibly.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and website CMS.

Please be aware that all candidates need to be able to start work immediately and must be able to work on site if required to do so.

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