ESIF Finance Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/02/2019 12:00
£23,866 - £26,470
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth
Closing date:
19 Feb
Further Information

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

The post is located within the recently established Economy and Regeneration Service, whose core purpose is to deliver the Council’s priority of Economic Growth. This includes the influencing of national and regional policy and co-ordinating and driving forward of the delivery and management of regeneration and economic growth projects including those funded with European Structural funds.

You will work as part of a team of 6 staff responsible for the financial management, monitoring and reporting of externally funded projects being delivered both within Northumberland and the wider North East area.

The role will have specific responsibility for the preparation of programme level claims for ERDF and ESF funded projects and for the provision of advice and support to delivery partners on ESIF funding compliance requirements.

This role is part financed by the European Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the England 2014 - 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme.

The role is initially offered on a 2 year fixed term basis, with the potential for an extension subject to funding.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £23,866 - £26,470
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:

You will have an NVQ level 4 or equivalent in a business or finance discipline or a minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role. You will have an excellent knowledge of grant management procedures along with an excellent understand of the technical financial requirements for European grant claim preparation and submission.

You will have well developed interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to quickly build good working relationships both within the Team and with external organisations. The ability to converse at ease with Partners and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

For more details please see the attached job description and person specification and for an informal discussion, please contact Beverley Harrison ( tel. 01670 623882 email Beverley.Harrison@northumberland.gov.uk)

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre on 4th February 2019

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding this part of the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer): claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.