Job description


Project Grants and Support Officer (3545)

 The Department

The team is part of the Business Engagement department, one of four departments within the Research and Knowledge Exchange Directorate (RKE) that has a focus on working with industry – including local, regional and national businesses, public bodies and social enterprises – helping them to innovate and grow by jointly addressing business related challenges.

Research and Knowledge Exchange is a (RKE) is a professional service Directorate, with responsibility for the central management and delivery of strategy through the provision of comprehensive support to academic departments in the development of; research income and wider research environment, impact & public engagement activities, business partnerships & collaborations and post-graduate research study. The team also supports the University’s growing provision for SMEs and widening regional activities across a range of sectors.

The Role

We are looking for a Project Grants Support Officer to join the team to support the successful financial management and delivery of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry / AI Foundry The role will take responsibility in particular for the finance and compliance administration of the project to meet the strict requirements of the funding. The role will support the Project Manager and wider team with development of the programme, organisation of delivery to the end-user and demonstration of a number of key contracted outputs, through robust record keeping and transparent processes.

Typically, you will:

  • Manage budgets, monitoring expenditure, compiling, and   checking financial claims and reports
  • Develop, implement, and monitor of a range of systems and procedures to ensure the projects are
  • Administered according to funding regulations
  • Develop, maintain, and       extend  positive working relationships with various external stakeholders


To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Extensive experience and advance skills in producing complex spreadsheets
  • Experience of using computer based accounting systems and dealing with financial transactions
  • and procedures
  • The ability to deliver accurate work outputs under pressure and to tight deadlines


  • A high standard of communication skills with various stakeholders, including funders, auditors and
  • Gvernment bodies
  • Demonstrable experience of managing workshops and events

MMU offer a fantastic range of benefits to employees, including a central location, which is excellent for commuters, a generous annual leave allowance (25 days, plus Christmas Closure, plus Bank Holidays), and a very competitive pension scheme. You will also get access to retail discounts, an Employee Assistance Program, cycle to work scheme, plus many more rewards and benefits.

For informal queries, please contact Alison Brooker, Enterprise Programmes Manager on

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 5 (£23,067 to £25,941)
  • Closing Date:
    16 May 2021
  • Contract Type:
    fixed term
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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