Project Officer (Business & Economy)

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Location
Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary
£27,041 - £29,577 per annum
Posted
12 Jan 2022
Closes
24 Jan 2022
Job Ref
RA0003129
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

About Us

Warwickshire is famous around the world as Shakespeare's County – but that's only half the story. We remain a creative and innovative place in other ways too.

Warwickshire is home to many UK and international brands, with key strengths in automotive, future mobility and digital creative industries. The area is a major global centre for vehicle electrification, autonomous technologies and video game development. Our local universities include “Top 10” University of Warwick and “Modern University of the Year” Coventry University. There’s a lot happening here.

We’re home to one of the strongest business bases in the UK and are confident that even through challenging times, our economy will emerge strongly, and our organisation has an important role to play in this.

The County Council’s Economy & Skills Group commissions services and provides direct support to businesses, including access to finance, skills & training, business centres and inward investment. More recently, we have launched a number of new economic recovery programmes to support our businesses, schools and residents. We are also developing a range of new activities in support of the Council’s Covid-19 Recovery Plan, including the £140 million Warwickshire Recovery and Investment Fund.

About the Role

The Business & Economy team – part of the wider Economy & Skills Group – leads on commissioning activity to facilitate and support business and economic growth in Warwickshire. This includes developing strategies and commissioning plans; working with partners and Government to secure external funding; and managing over £30 million of services, projects and programmes for our businesses and residents.

An opportunity has arisen for a new Project Officer to join the team. You will support the Lead Commissioner, Business Growth Programme Managers and other staff with the day-to-day running of a range of projects and programmes. You will work with both our internal delivery teams and external suppliers or partners, helping ensure projects and programmes are delivered in line with funding requirements.

Key Skills and Experiences

The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year’s relevant work experience or a degree – and, above all, a keen interest in economic development.

You will have good project and financial management including good interpersonal and communication skills as well as highly developed IT skills.

You will also be able to work on your initiative, manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.

What We Offer

As a local authority, we pride ourselves in being collaborative and barrier breaking, whilst demonstrating strong team cultures by encouraging creative thinking, personal development and embracing new ways of working.

The Business & Economy and wider Economy & Skills team is proudly an award-winning team recognised for its culture and employee engagement. The County Council operates a "flexible working" staff policy, whilst also offering enhanced wellbeing and staff benefit programmes such as cycle to work schemes, childcare vouchers, pension and health care schemes.

This is an exciting time to join the Economy & Skills service as the economy looks to recover and we work with partners to deliver a range of existing and new services to support business activity and sustainable growth in the local and regional economy.

The post is based in Warwick, an attractive town with excellent road and rail connections to Birmingham, the Midlands, Oxfordshire and the South East.

The post is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

For further information please see the Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information

To discuss the role please contact Matthew Epps, Lead Commissioner (Business & Economy) - matthewepps@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date: midnight, Monday 24th January 2022
Interview date: w/c 31st January 2022

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
 
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 


If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
 

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  

 

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.