Project Support Officer
Worcestershire County Council - Project Support Officers - 2 posts
Salary: £23,632 - £25,579,
Full-Time: 35 hours,
Fixed term contract to 30th June 2023
Worcestershire County Council’s Growth and Investment Team runs a number of projects to support businesses to start, innovate, grow and expand within the county.
We are looking for two full time Project Support Officers to support the delivery of our Elevate Growth programme for established and ambitious SMEs and Enterprising Worcestershire Start-Up programme which provides support for pre-starts, early stage and high growth start-up businesses. The projects support economic growth in Worcestershire’s SME base and are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
If you have an appreciation of issues affecting small and medium sized businesses and experience of proactively monitoring and administering projects and tracking progress, demonstrating a high level of attention to detail and effective organisational skills, then the role could be for you.
The successful applicants will have key responsibilities in supporting the delivery of business support projects delivered by external providers, administering grant funding, event delivery and ensuring that external funding requirements are fully met and evidenced.
As part of a supportive team, you will work alongside colleagues within the County Council delivering information, business support projects and grant funding as part of the wider growth and investment offer.
The posts are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund until 30th June 2023.
Worcestershire County Council operates a policy of flexible working and staff regularly work from home or an alternative work base, typically two days per week or 40% of their working hours.
Full time posts are 35 hours per week.
In return, you can look forward to (per annum, pro rata for part-time) :
• 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
• 35-hour working week, with flexible working, including remote working opportunities
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training.
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts
Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.
We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.
Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs.
If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Application Closing Date: 12th December 2021,
Anticipated Interview Date: Friday 17th December 2021 via Teams