Rural Business Growth Programme Manager.3596

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
17/06/2021 23:59
£41,675 - £46,845
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
Closing date:
17 Jun
Further Information

Rural Business Growth Programme Manager - 37 hours on a 2 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 is looking for an experienced programme manager to manage the Rural Business Growth Fund Programme which is being supported with ERDF and NTCA Investment Funding.

The Role
The post is located within the 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.

On behalf of the Council in its role as Accountable Body, You will lead a team responsible for the development, delivery and management of the NTCA Rural Business Growth Fund. 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.

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

The role is offered on a fixed term basis, until 30 June 2023. This post may be offered on a secondment basis subject to the relevant line manager approval.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £42,821 (Band 10)
- 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 degree or equivalent standard, and have extensive knowledge or ERDF and State Aid regulations.
You will have a minimum of 5 years experience in external funding programme management and have experience in the provision of business advice and support services.
You will be highly motivated with the ability to motivate others within a results driven environment.
You will possess excellent 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 and written 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 Tony Brown ( tel. 07966 774035 email tony.brown01@northumberland.gov.uk)

Closing date at midnight 17th June 2021

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached notes.
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 an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk