ESIF Finance Officer.2509

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
28/01/2022 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
Closing date:
28 Jan
Further Information

European Funding Finance and Claims Officer - 37 hours, Fixed term contract to March 2025

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
We are looking for a Finance Officer to be responsible for externally funded projects.

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.
You will work as part of a team of 9 staff responsible for the financial management, monitoring and reporting of externally funded projects being delivered both within Northumberland and the wider North East area.
The role will have specific responsibility for the preparation of programme level claims and for the provision of advice and support to delivery partners on ESIF funding compliance requirements.
This role is part funded as part of the England 2014 - 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £28,672 - £32,234 (Band 7)
- 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 an NVQ level 4 or equivalent in a business or finance discipline or a minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role. You will have an excellent knowledge of grant management procedures along with an excellent understand of the technical financial requirements for European grant claim preparation and submission.

You will have well developed 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

For an informal discussion, please contact Joanne Burn ( tel. 07966326742 email Joanne.Burn@northumberland.gov.uk)

Closing date for applications is 28th January 2022 at midnight

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 click here. 

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.