Monitoring and Grants Assistant - NTCA Rural Business Growth

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/10/2020 23:59
A starting salary of £19,554
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
20 Oct
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 Monitoring and Grants Assistant (NTCA Rural Business Growth) The post will sit in the Rural Growth Team.

The role
The Economy and Regeneration service is looking for an experienced Monitoring and Grants Assistant on the NTCA Rural Business Growth project supported with ERDF and NTCA Investment Funding.

On behalf of the Council in its role as Accountable Body, You will manage and organise the provision of grant claims and general support to the NTCA Rural Business Growth project. You will be responsible for the monitoring and processing of the grant claims, ensuring that funding regulations are complied with and that all systems are maintained accurately to enable effective monitoring against targets and budgets.

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

Advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £19,554 (Band 4)
- 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 a good general education with an NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a business related discipline. Considerable experience in a similar role covering a broad range of support tasks and procedures with experience of ERDF. Able to quickly and accurately manipulate numerical data, utilising IT and following procedures within given timescales without constant supervision is essential to the post.

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 an informal discussion, please contact Beverley Harrison ( tel. 01670 6238832 email Beverley.Harrison@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.