Projects Officer.3941

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/02/2022 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
Closing date:
4 Feb
Further Information

This vacancy is being advertised internally in the first instance to employees and agency workers of Northumberland County Council. Where it is not possible to appoint from the existing workforce, the vacancy may subsequently be released to external candidates. Please note that employees working within a school are not considered as internal applicants. If you apply for this position and are not an internal applicant by this description your application will not be processed.

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 Council’s Economy and Regeneration Service is investing heavily in towns and communities across Northumberland, creating opportunities for our residents and businesses. This includes establishing a new capital regeneration delivery team to lead on the development and implementation of major economic growth projects. The focus of the team’s work will be on the transformational £70m Energising Blyth programme and the high-profile £166m Northumberland Line project, which seeks to bring passenger trains back into service between Ashington and Newcastle.

The role
This is a hugely exciting opportunity to play an important role in the Council’s new Regeneration Delivery Team, charged with delivering our ambitious regeneration proposals. Reporting directly to the Senior Programme Officer, you will support the delivery of a portfolio of high impact capital projects, including a new flagship culture centre; education and innovation facilities; industrial, commercial, leisure, and residential developments; and significant sustainable transport infrastructure.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven project co-ordination professional with relevant experience to support the successful development and delivery of complex, multi-million pound capital projects and programmes. You will play a critical role in the new team utilising your excellent organisational and administration skills to enable lead officers to develop and deliver this high profile programme.

The post will be varied and busy as projects develop and you will draw on your experience of regeneration governance arrangements to effectively co-ordinate various high level boards and multiple internal and external meetings. You will need to apply your skills to a wide range of interesting tasks from updating key programme documents to supporting engagement and communications activities that will collectively help to move our plans forward at a rapid pace.

In time, it is expected that the team’s role may expand further to take on other exciting regeneration projects elsewhere in the County.

This post is co-funded by the council and the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to March 2025, with potential to extend (subject to funding).

We want to hear from experienced project support professionals who share our commitment to making a genuine difference for people and businesses in our town.

A full list of the duties and key result areas are set out in the Job Description and Person Specification.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £24,982 (Band 6 £24,982 - £27,741)
-25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements: (for a full list see the JD and Person Spec)

The successful candidate will:

- Possess a good level of theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge relating to both performance and budget control

- Offer sound knowledge and recent experience of complex governance arrangements that underpin regeneration delivery

- Demonstrate experience of working in regeneration delivery in a support capacity and of having worked in a project management environment including developing and updating a range of project documentation and reports

- Adopt a collaborative approach to work.

- Evidence experience of providing practical support to ensure the successful delivery of projects, events and activities.

- Follow instructions and implement procedures related to project support without supervision, working independently and taking the initiative

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Lara Baker, Regeneration Delivery Programme Manager by email: lara.baker@northumberland.gov.uk or tel: 07919 217457.for an informal discussion.


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 check the Northumberland Council Website.

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. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed.

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.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.