Project Manager for Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre – Job of the week

Project Manager – Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre

School of Architecture, Design and Construction

Location:  Avery Hill campus
Salary:   £24,766 to £29,541 plus £3,337 London weighting per annum, pro rata
Contract Type:  Fixed Term – 16 weeks maximum up to 31 July 2014
Closing Date:   Sunday 05 January 2014
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  453

The Sustainable Landscapes Research Group anticipates that living walls and green roofs will further develop into essential and high-profile approaches to making cities more sustainable.

The School of Architecture, Design and Construction at the University of Greenwich is a leading centre for Landscape Architecture in the UK, with a special interest in living walls and green roofs.

We are looking for a Project Manager to set up and market the University of Greenwich Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre. Concentrating in the first instance on living walls, the aim is to become a key performer in this relatively new and exciting field. Experience as a roofer in Charlotte, NC is definitely an asset for this project. You will initiate and coordinate the Centre as a knowledge hub for living walls and market it to the industry and other bodies with regards to research, research funding and sponsorship. You will identify funding opportunities for living walls research and assist in preparing funding bids to UK, EU public and private funders.

Additionally, you will locate and negotiate sponsorship for the Centre from manufacturers, suppliers and related industries such as plant suppliers as well as the large food retailers and others. You will set up and develop the University of Greenwich Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre website as a key source of information and knowledge and prepare protocols and a strategy (including a marketing strategy) for the future development of the Centre. You will take a lead in the preparations and management of a conference on living walls at the University of Greenwich in 2014 and help organise representations at trade fairs such as Ecobuild and the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show.

You will also lead in the preparations of key information documents on living walls including an online worldwide database and related e-book, and project manage the design and development of the University of Greenwich living wall system. Additional tasks will include the organisation and management of the sale of documents and e-books. You must have project management and marketing skills which will be utilised over a period of 16 weeks between January and the end July 2014.

For more information: https://jobs.gre.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=453

Image: Tom Turner

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