Projects Officer - Rural Growth

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 £24,313
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
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 Project Officers (Rural Growth). 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 Projects Officer to provide comprehensive support to professional staff in the provision of rural growth project development and delivery, particularly with regard to the provision of timely and accurate information, the development of policies and business cases, and the management of contracts and relations with external partners.

The role is to provide practical, logistical support for the effective delivery of the variety of activities, projects, and events that the Economy and Regeneration Service undertakes with regard to rural growth and to play a full part in the monitoring and evaluation of those activities, projects, and events.

The Projects Officer will support the holding of partnership and public meetings aimed at engaging stakeholders, communities and businesses in the Council’s Rural Growth Programme, including those associated with the Borderlands Partnership.

We are offering:

- A starting salary of £24,313 (Band 6)

- 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 NVQ Level 4 or or equivalent standard in a relevant subject. You will have a sound knowledge of research, information and intelligence issues and techniques and an understanding of sound project and/or task management principles.

You will possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills and have the ability to quickly build good working relationships both within the Team and with external organisations. The ability to engage effectively with others and build productive partnerships.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and clients and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

For an informal discussion, please contact Janice Rose, Head of Economy and Regeneration, Janice Rose ( tel.01670 624747 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.