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THYME Project Bioeconomy Operations Director

Biorenewables Development Centre
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Biorenewables Development Centre, Dunnington
Hours of work
Contract status
50,132 - 58,089 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is seeking a Project Manager for the Research England-funded THYME Project.  The THYME Project is focused upon developing the bioeconomy across the Yorkshire, Humberside and Tees Valley region by connecting the key knowledge exchange activities within this sector at the universities of Teesside, Hull and York.  The post holder will be based within the BioVale team at the University of York but will work with teams across all three universities and with other key stakeholders in the region.  The role will include (1) coordination of a series of proof-of-concept and challenge-fund based projects; (2) management of a series of placements between the three institutions; (3) development of knowledge exchange best practice guides; (4) delivery of a programme of entrepreneurship workshops and (5) participation in a series of cluster development activities to drive collaboration.

The bioeconomy is a rapidly emerging sector and you will have a good awareness of the field and the key drivers shaping its growth.  You will have excellent organisational and managerial skills and be comfortable presenting to varied audiences from the public and private sectors and preparing policy and grant application documents in response to specific calls.

This is a senior project manager role for a key strategic inter-university project and will require a highly consultative and creative approach to deliver a series of KPIs and establish a longer term relationship and further funding streams beyond the life of the Research England funded period (mid 2021). This role requires excellent planning, time management and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide range of people.  Experience of surveying, applying for and winning public sector funding would be an advantage.

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