Project Coordinator (Met4Tech Circular Economy Centre)

This part-time (0.5 FTE) post, based at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, is available on a fixed term basis from 1st October 2021 until 31st December 2024 to support a UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre in Technology Metals (Met4Tech), one of five new centres in a major new UK research initiative.


Summary of the role

The University wishes to recruit a Project Coordinator for the new Met4Tech Circular Economy Centre involving the Universities of Exeter, Leicester, Manchester, Birmingham and the British Geological Survey, researching across the whole value chain and ranging from mining to chemistry, materials, life cycle assessment, business and social science. The successful candidate will be a key member of the project support team: planning and monitoring project activities, running a website and the support of events involving various stakeholders. S/he will liaise with project members and national and international partners, university colleagues, the media and the public, and will contribute to the delivery of activities, in association with them.


The successful applicant will have relevant experience and excellent communication and networking skills and an interest in technology metals and circular economy. They will be able to work collaboratively and manage the work of others as required.


Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification available on our website.


The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.


Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 



We offer some fantastic benefits including:


  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England


Further information

Please contact: Professor Frances Wall ( or Carol Pettit (

Closing date: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Originating organisation: