Senior Programme Officer (Culture Regeneration)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/06/2020 23:59
A starting salary of £32,029
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
30 Jun
Further Information

37 hours on a 3 year fixed term basis


The Council
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.

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

The Service
The Economy and Regeneration service sits within the Regeneration, Economy and Commercial Directorate of the Council. The Service has 47 staff 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 the delivery and management of regeneration and economic growth projects. This includes the acquisition and management of external funding, including Borderlands Growth Deal, North of Tyne Combined Authority Investment Funding, European Structural Funds and Central Government Initiatives.

The Service is looking to recruit a Senior Programme Officer. The post will sit in the Rural Growth Team whose main responsibility is the development of rural regeneration projects for the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal and NTCA devolution/NE Local industrial strategy.

The role
The Economy and Regeneration service is looking for an experienced Senior Programme Officer as part of the team, the role will develop, deliver, monitor and review Culture Regeneration programmes and projects for Northumberland, taking the lead on particular tasks.

On behalf of the Council you will develop, implement, monitor and review Culture Regeneration programmes and projects for Northumberland, including those associated with Hadrian’s Wall, Alnwick Garden, and Kielder Water and Forest Park, and work with partners to help achieve strategic Culture Regeneration policies and priorities.

You will be responsible for the compliant delivery of the programme, ensuring that contractual targets are met, appropriate governance is embedded and a quality service is provided to businesses and Partners.

We are offering:

- A starting salary of £32,029 (Band 8)

- 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 be educated to BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent standard of general education. You will have significant experience in developing policies and projects related to Culture or one other regeneration initiative. You will have experience in developing bids for funding Culture based regeneration projects.

You will have experience working with businesses and communities in developing and delivering a wide range of project activity. You will have experience in making presentations at public meetings, committee meetings and stakeholder groups.

You will possess good interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team, guide non-specialists and negotiate with partners and funding organisations. The ability to converse at ease with Partners and provide advice in accurate spoken and written English is essential for the post.

For an informal discussion, please contact Janice Rose, Head of Economy and Regeneration, Janice Rose ( tel.01670 624747 or email Janice.Rose@northumberland.gov.uk)

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 the process can be discussed with Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or rebecca.harding@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.