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About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and entrepreneurial project manager who is keen to bring about flexible co-working space to support the entrepreneurial community, including entrepreneurs, new start-ups, existing businesses, freelancers, remote employees, academics, students and graduates.

You will also facilitate partnership and collaboration between the entrepreneurial community and with the partner organisations to enable projects to tackle social, environmental and economic challenges and opportunities.

You will lead and develop alongside local partners to bring into place an engaging start-up support programme with a co-working space in Leicester. With particular focus on the development of a deliverable business plan for a sustainable city centre based co-working space. This will include the formation of a consortium comprised of relevant stakeholders and individuals; the development of a governance structure for the space a fully costed business model , business support programme; a marketing and promotions plan.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will bring project management and leadership experience to drive the delivery of a connected entrepreneur community and co-working facility.

You will also be a strong relationship manager with relevant experience in creating new business and funding opportunities, and have experience of operations and implementation of strategy working together with stakeholders and partners.

Additional information

This is a full-time, fixed-term role until 30th November 2020.

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome, and should be made to Rajinder Bhuhi, Business Manager at Rajinder.Bhuhi@le.ac.uk or 0116 229 7697.

We anticipate that interviews will take during the week commencing 04 November 2019. 

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement. 

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here