R220249 - Programme Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime

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Aston Business School
Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296 per annum
Grade:  Grade 09
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (36 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 12 May 2022
Interview Date:  Tuesday 07 June 2022
Reference:  R220249
Release Date:  Tuesday 26 April 2022

Aston Centre for Growth, at Aston Business School, designs and delivers business support programmes for SMEs (face to face and online) and provides other business support opportunities for entrepreneurs, as well as start-up and incubation support to student and graduate businesses. The fast-paced and productive Centre has a small team of 10-15 people. The programmes currently delivered by the Centre for Growth team include, Aston Programme for Small Business Growth, Help to Grow: Management, Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up, BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) and Aston Business Mentoring Programme. The Centre also occasionally delivers shorter bespoke programmes in collaboration with external partners.

The Centre works alongside leading research centres ERC (the national Enterprise Research Centre) and CREME (Centre for Research into Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship). Through these centres of excellence Aston has built a significant role in the West Midlands region and nationally in promoting inclusive growth through impactful research and business engagement.  Aston was awarded both University of the Year by the Guardian and THE Outstanding Entrepreneurial University in 2020.

The successful candidate will be passionate about providing high quality support to small businesses and will enjoy working collaboratively with a range of people within the University and externally in what is often a fast paced and developing environment.  Previous experience of managing programme operations and end-to-end delivery of business support is essential, as is a proactive approach to taking advantage of opportunities and the ability to support others to thrive in a flexible and productive team.

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.


Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/ , recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk


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