ERDF Project Officer

Job summary

The ERDF funded Centre of Climate Change Innovation (CCCI) is an exciting initiative of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, at Imperial College London, and the Royal Institution, to catalyse innovation of all forms that address the causes and effects of climate change. The centre will bring businesses, entrepreneurs, policy makers, academics and the public together around climate change innovation, creating a focus...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01183
  • Date posted 20 June 2022
  • Closing date 4 July 2022

Job description

Job summary

The ERDF funded Centre of Climate Change Innovation (CCCI) is an exciting initiative of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, at Imperial College London, and the Royal Institution, to catalyse innovation of all forms that address the causes and effects of climate change.

The centre will bring businesses, entrepreneurs, policy makers, academics and the public together around climate change innovation, creating a focus for London based innovators to implement global change through pioneering, practical solutions. It will provide an essential opportunity to harness the ingenuity, energy and support of people who are committed to tackling climate change and transforming the global economy.

We are looking for a meticulous and detail driven Project Officer who will lead on the compliance and budget management of a project that is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). You will ensure the project’s operations, finances, outputs and outcomes are compliant with ERDF requirements, specification and operational standards, and guarantee all finances are properly reported, claimed, evidenced, invoiced and recorded.

Duties and responsibilities


  • In collaboration with the Project Manager, support the delivery of the CCCI through the management of budgets, outputs performance, quality assurance and compliance, the claims process and milestones and risks.

  • Ensure that the project delivers planned performance and outputs to time, and that budget commitments and quality specifications are met.

  • Identify and report on financial or compliance risks and issues as appropriate and lead on resolution of operational, contractual and performance issues as they arise.

  • Accurate budgeting, forecasting and compliance with Imperial’s approval processes and all financial and regulatory requirements

  • Collect, analyse and present accurate and timely performance data



  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with the European Project Management Unit at the GLA.

  • Establish and maintain systems and processes to ensure that best practice contract management processes, systems and procedures are implemented.

  • Promote and enable equality of opportunities and promote the diverse needs and aspirations of the CCCI’s communities in London.

Essential requirements


  • Relevant degree (or equivalent qualification) or demonstrable equivalent experience in related field.

  • Significant experience of European Regional Development Fund projects, financial analysis, project planning and appraisal, financing and risk management and evaluation.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and the proven ability to work in a meticulous way.

  • Track record of successfully managing projects with large European budgets and resources.

  • Thorough knowledge of European Regional Development Fund requirements, financial analysis, project planning and appraisal, financing and risk management and evaluation.

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills – thinking ahead, prioritising, managing time and developing well structured processes to deliver work.

  • Good communication and influencing skills – ability to present information clearly and persuasively.

  • Ability to build and manage a diverse set of relationships

Further information

This role is full-time, fixed term to 31 August 2023. You will be based across South Kensington Campus and the Royal Institution.

If you are thinking about applying for this job and want to discuss it further, please contact Richard Templer, r.templer@imperial.ac.uk

Want help submitting your application? Please visit the Grantham Institute’s Tips on how to submit a successful application.

Find out more about the Community and Culture at the Grantham Institute.

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Gosia Gayer, g.gayer@imperial.ac.uk.

 

 

 

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Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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