Project Officer - Enterprise Programmes

Lincolnshire County Council's Enterprise Team is looking to recruit a permanent full-time project officer to manage budgeting, funding claims, control of financial & management data and partnerships for the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub.

If you are organised, tenacious and have a passion for management of financial data, whilst delivering the expectations of external funders, then we would welcome an application from you.

Director Area
Place
Job Location(s)
Lincoln
Service Area
Enterprise
Grade
G7: 25,295 - 27,905
Job Category
Economic Regeneration
Criminal Record Check
Not Required
Interviews
01/10/2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Appointment Type
Full-time
Hours per week
37
Sponsorship
No
Relocation Expenses
No
Politically Restricted Post
No
Closing Date
23/09/2019
Job Reference
9537

About the Enterprise Team

The Enterprise Team is a fast paced, dynamic and friendly team within the Place directorate. The role of the team is exciting and varied but is focussed on delivering a range of business support services, addressing the needs of Lincolnshire's businesses by engaging with partners and undertaking commissioning activities that aim to deliver economic growth and jobs.

We deliver our support by working with and influencing a wide range of partner organisations including other LCC teams, district councils, HE/ FE providers and the private sector.  We undertake activities via our website: www.businesslincolnshire.com and through contracts that we commission with 3rd party suppliers who specialise in business support activities.

Our services are funded through various external grants such as the European Regional Development Fund that we write compelling business cases and funding bids to secure.

About the Candidate:

You will need to be organised, tenacious and able to work on your own initiative. You will possess excellent financial and data management skills, have exceptional attention to detail, be a confident and effective communicator and be fully computer literate.

The ideal candidate will be a completer/finisher and be able to scrutinise complex information.  Previous experience of European Funding (ERDF) and auditing would be a significant advantage, and the team would welcome a candidate who is enthusiastic about potentially undertaking a qualification in finances/accounting.

About the Role:

Responsible for monitoring a range of economic regeneration programmes and projects with values between £50,000 and £1.5 million.  Ensuring that schemes and services are delivered in accordance with their agreed budgets, timescales, quality and performance targets.   Implementing robust contract procedures and ensuring audit trails are in place.  

To provide monitoring and management control of relevant programmes. Manage project budgets producing accurate budget reports showing the implication of any changes for the Commissioning Manager.  

Assist with the implementation of service strategies and delivery plans to meet the Council's targets and objectives whilst ensuring external requests from funders such as ERDF and BEIS, as well as GLLEP requirements, are consistently met which may impact on delivery.

Maintaining strong, positive working relationships with service users, stakeholders, partners, providers and potential providers.

Remain up to date and compliant with all relevant legislation, organisational procedures, policies and professional codes of conduct in order to uphold standards of best practice.

Deliver excellent customer service, incorporating the Council’s equality and diversity objectives and supporting the council to achieve best practice in all it delivers.  

To keep up to date with emerging technologies, legislative changes, commercial demands and opportunities being identified through other projects and programmes, to ensure the strategy is directed appropriately.  

To provide advice, guidance, reports and briefings about the services Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub provide to external businesses and stakeholders.   

To ensure that Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub is represented correctly from an external perspective through the development and production of appropriate marketing material, website content, face to face enquiries and representation at frequent events  

To deputise for the Senior Project Officer (Enterprise) on a consistent and regular basis at meetings – locally, regionally and nationally and represent the team at events.

The post is based at Lancaster House, Orchard Street, Lincoln, LN1 1XX

Please apply with your CV and full covering letter detailing how you feel you are a fit for the position and what you would bring to the team. 

Skills testing will be undertaken at interview stage.

For an informal conversation regards the role, please contact Geoff Daley on 01522 550637

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

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