Programme Manager – Staffordshire Connected & Intelligent Mobility Innovation Accelerator (SCIMIA)

Research, Innovation and Impact Services

Stoke-on-Trent, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 Per Annum
  • REF: RIIS20-02
  • Closes: 21st January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Who is Staffordshire University?   

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role  

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage. Our transformation has been externally recognised: in 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

We are driven by our values: they underpin everything we do and our colleagues live our values every day. We are daring, curious and proud of our region and people.  We pride ourselves on our work with partners at every level. We are a university that is both of and for our city and region, maximising the impact of our presence in Stoke and Staffordshire. With our focus on applied learning and research, we work with partners in industry and business across all of our activities.

As part of our regional role as an anchor institution, Staffordshire University has secured funding from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to lead and deliver the Staffordshire Connected & Intelligent Mobility Innovation Accelerator (SCIMIA).  The 3 year programme, which has been running for 12 months, will support eligible Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SSLEP) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with research and development for the intelligent mobility market.  The objective of the project is to stimulate investment in R&D and to deliver innovation-led growth, building on the regional manufacturing, logistics, transport and digital business base through collaborations with Staffordshire University.  The university will use its expertise in areas such as Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things, Big Data, cloud computing, manufacturing, engineering, electronics, creative design and expertise in the Business School and aims to provide bespoke innovation support to 45 businesses to access new markets addressing UK Industrial Strategy and Local Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges.

We are looking for a Programme Manager with significant experience of managing projects to deliver the Staffordshire Connected & Intelligent Mobility Innovation Accelerator (SCIMIA). The role holder will lead, co-ordinate and manage project activities, ensure compliance and meeting of the outputs profile and KPIs. The Programme Manager will work closely and align with Employer Partnerships team to promote the SCIMIA programme to businesses, ensure eligibility and be responsible for a Project and Portfolio Officer who will support the operational elements of the project.

This role is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Our Stoke-on-Trent campus is a few minutes’ walk from the train station, which is about 45 minutes from Birmingham and 40 from Manchester. We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available 

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and
  • Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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