Senior Regeneration Investment and External Funding Officer.3883

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
03/10/2021 23:59
£32,910 (rising to £36,922)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
Closing date:
3 Oct
Further Information

Senior Regeneration Investment External Funding Officer

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland, if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.

Who is NCC?
World renowned as a visitor destination, Northumberland is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis?
Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”

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 influencing national and regional policy and co-ordinating and driving forward the delivery and management of regeneration and economic growth projects. It also 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 an experienced Senior Regeneration Investment External Funding Officer. The post will sit in the new Regeneration Programmes Investment Team, whose main responsibility is to maximise the effective utilisation of investment and external funding to facilitate the delivery of the Council’s regeneration pipeline of programmes and projects.

Reporting directly to the Regeneration Investment Funding Manager, you will contribute to the external funding advice function to support the Council and External organisations to maximise the value of external funds secured.

The Role
The Regeneration Programmes Investment Team is looking for an experienced Senior Regeneration Investment External Funding Officer to become part of the team, able to research, co-ordinate and support the development of funding bids/business cases to secure external resources to enable the delivery of strategically important projects.

This is a fixed term position for 2 years.

On behalf of the Council, the role will require you to:
Horizon scan external funding opportunities and advise services on funding opportunities available.
Research funding programmes and work with project teams/services to identify potential funding sources that could be aligned to corporate priorities/projects, including identifying and prioritising funding opportunities.
Analyse regional and national objectives and interpret legislation and funding guidance.
Provide professional advice to senior managers and project leads on appropriate funding sources. Forward plan with services to position the Council as near to ‘bid ready’ as possible for anticipated external funding opportunities.
Gather relevant information from Council departments, external partners and other sources, to support funding bids.
Act as critical friend and reviewer of bids written by service specialists.

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:
- A starting salary of £32,910 (rising to £36,922)
- 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service) (pro-rata for part-time employees)
- Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles
- Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
- A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours
- Car Leasing Scheme

Please visit: https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Working-for-Northumberland-County-Council.aspx for more information regarding our benefits.

The successful candidate will:
- Demonstrate experience in the development of external funding bids for projects/programmes related to regeneration initiatives.
- Possess experience in developing HMT Green Book business cases for funding
- Evidence strong analytical skills including data collection and interpretation in a regeneration context.
- Be experienced in working with internal and external stakeholders in developing and delivering a wide range of external funding engagement activity and building productive partnerships.
- Be experienced in making presentations at public meetings, committee meetings and stakeholder groups.
- Be confident in drafting briefs, managing contracts and commissioning consultants.
- Possess high levels of energy, focus and resilience, and an ability to deliver at pace, often meeting tight deadlines.
-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.

Full details can be found in the attached job description and person specification

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 3rd October 2021

For an informal discussion about this role please contact – Carol Johns-Mcleod, Regeneration Programmes Investment Manager by Tel: 01670 623875, Mobile: 07825 121778 or via E-mail: Carol.Johns-McLeod@northumberland.gov.uk

Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part time basis would be considered for the right applicant.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached notes.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. 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 also let the team know.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means.