Capital Enterprise has won a bid from the Greater London Authority (GLA) to work on a project called ‘LIVE’ (London Innovation Voucher Exchange) to provide scalable and growing enterprises in London with vouchers, worth between £5-10K, to use on purchasing Research and Development support services ( such as Rapid Prototyping, User Experience Design, Beta testing, and Innovation Coaching) from London’s leading universities and specialist innovation experts. The LIVE project is part-financed by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund.  As LIVE project manager, you will ensure the successful delivery of LIVE’s outputs as agreed with the GLA. You will report back on the progress of the project to the Project Steering Board ( members include UCL, Technology Strategy Board, NESTA, British Computer Society) and the GLA EPMU team. Your main day-to-day responsibility will be to coordinate LIVE activities across Capital Enterprise’s network. You will be responsible for all communications with the businesses the project supports, gathering information on their progress and the reporting of feedback to the CEO of Capital Enterprise.

Capital Enterprise was formed in 1993 as the membership body for deliverers of enterprise support services in London. Its mission is to facilitate and support entrepreneurship in London via its 50+ (current) member organisations and through the development of new and innovative pan-London programmes. Our members provide support services to both pre-start and trading entrepreneurs and small business in all 33 London Boroughs and include universities, incubators, enterprise agencies, business libraries and specialist support providers.


Person Specification


We are seeking someone who will have

  • Previous experience of coordinating and managing projects
  • A proven ability to prioritise work and deliver projects on time
  • An active interest in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation
  • A proven ability to present the aims and progress of the project to key internal and external stakeholders
  • A good track record that demonstrates excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience of coordinating projects funded by the EU or the GLA would be advantageous but is not essential.


The post is on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2014.


Salary for this role is £33,646.50 p.a. (plus travel card)


Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents.


A job description can be accessed at the bottom of this page.


To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Application form’ link below complete and return back to Carly Lloyd:


For further information please contact Carly Lloyd on 020 7679 4598


The closing date for applications is 15th August 2012


Capital Enterprise member, the University of East London is also recruiting for a project manager for an ERDF funded enterprise programme called “Make It Global”. The closing date is the 12th August and details can be found at