Senior Project Officer

East Midlands Freeport

Up to £45,000 depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 23rd June 2024   4 days left

Make a difference in the East Midlands. We’re ready to deliver on ambitious plans and looking for people who want a role that will have a lasting impact.

We’re seeking a Senior Project Officer to help us identify exciting opportunities to achieve our goals.

About the Role

East Midlands Freeport (EMF) is the UK’s only inland freeport, bringing bold ideas and long-term growth to develop the surrounding areas and propelling progress for our communities, investors and partners.

Backed by the UK Government, we collaborate with local authorities, leading international businesses and regional universities to drive global innovation and make positive change to the East Midlands that will last for generations to come. This includes creating thousands of jobs in the area, boosting skills for local workers, and accelerating the region’s commitment to decarbonisation through sustainable development and low carbon energy investments.

As an expanding team, this is an exciting moment to come on board. You have the opportunity to grow with us, shape our mission and make a real impact. You will find an inclusive environment that supports you and your progress, and encourages you to make your mark amongst colleagues, clients and communities across the East Midlands.

We are looking for an experienced senior project officer to help us deliver across our key priorities. As we forge ahead with delivery of our strategies, getting our sites ready for development and making them attractive to investors.

About You

To apply for this post, you should have:

  • Been educated to degree level and have demonstrable, relevant experience in project management or delivery (e.g. net zero, innovation, grant management).
  • Experience of project development and successfully securing funding.
  • Strong commissioning and clienting skills to manage and deliver funding.
  • Experience in partnership working with senior stakeholders across the public, private and university sector, including central and local government.
  • Experience working with SMEs and/or innovators with a good understanding of their unique needs, as well as an ability to provide constructive challenge to proposals.
  • Sectoral and/or regional experience is useful and you will need to be able to quickly get up to speed in new fields and operate credibly with partners.

For further information about the role and East Midlands Freeport, please read the Job Description and visit:

If you have any queries, please contact: [email protected].

What we offer

  • Up to £45,000 pa, depending on experience.
  • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
  • Full time, permanent.
  • Flexible working arrangements.

Initially the office base will be at County Hall in Leicestershire, with the opportunity to work from home for 2-3 days each week. There is a requirement to travel across the East Midlands on a regular basis.

Closing Date: Midnight on 23rd June 2024
Interviews will be held on the 2nd July 2024

Interested in Flexible Working?

We are committed to supporting employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual’s personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the business.

If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named above. This may include requests for term-time working, part-time hours, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/remote working, etc.

East Midlands Freeport is an inclusive organisation which is on a journey to embed and celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion at every level. We warmly welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, as having a diverse workforce with different perspectives and ideas is fundamental to our success. If you are looking for a challenge and to make a difference for the East Midlands, send in an application.

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