Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location
16 Summer Lane, Birmingham
Salary
£44,983 - £50,628
Posted
25 Jul 2022
Closes
08 Aug 2022
Job Ref
WMCA00729
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

We’ve made great strides in delivering skills programmes across the West Midlands, which are designed to improve skills, support local business to grow and provide support to our residents and communities, but we want to do more. 

With newly secured funding from UK Shared Prosperity fund, we can move into the next phase of our investment plan with a range of programmes.  Working in partnership with Local Authorities, we’ll move the West Midlands closer to a joined-up skills and business support offer, bringing more services in scope for regional planning and away from Whitehall.

We’re looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to support the next phase of our skills investment plan.  You’ll support performance management and monitoring across a wide range of funded programmes, linked to delivering skills training to local residents and support for local businesses to grow and find new talent.

Working with internal colleagues and external project partners, you’ll ensure high standards of programme management through, good contract management, monitoring performance of delivery partners, checking progress and evaluating outcomes.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to be involved at the early stages of the UK Shared Prosperity fund and other forthcoming skills projects.

What will you be doing?

  • Working with the Delivery Managers to develop and schedule reporting and monitoring processes, aligned to WMCA payment and performance processes.
  • Ensuring that projects are delivered in line with the programme specifications, monitoring outputs and evaluating outcomes
  • Assist Delivery Managers with advice and insights on provider performance including growth and underperformance or contractual disputes
  • Ensuring eligibility and compliance of project expenditure to minimise irregularities and validate funding claims
  • Working with finance and assurance colleagues to deliver the overall project compliance, reporting and assurance to prepare claims to Government Departments for funding
  • Monitor each provider’s financial performance and contract spend against financial profiles
  • Working with delivery partners to support their compliance and submission processes from early project inception through to delivery and project close down

Economic Delivery, Skills and Communities seeks to ensure that every resident has the skills needed to find a good job and progress at work, and that businesses in the region have access to support that will accelerate productivity and deliver economic growth. And we are committed to working with local partners to ensure that all of our communities are able to benefit from this growth.

The team is committed to driving an inclusive regional economy through its policy leadership, commissioning and delivery of economic and skills programmes and championing opportunities for good growth. We will do this by working closely with local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, universities, the West Midlands Growth Company, businesses and business representative groups, colleges, providers and a range of Government partners and agencies as diverse as UKRI, DWP, the British Business Bank and the British Film Institute.

 

About you

You'll have experience in a similar role gained from a skills funding, employability or government funding streams background.  You’ll be able to effectively demonstrate your experience of contract and performance management, or delivery focussed compliance role.

You’ll be flexible in your approach, be delivery focussed and understand not the just processes but be able to work with internal and eternal stakeholders to ensure effective delivery of programmes.

It's essential that you can work with data, including budgeting, data analysis and identifying trends, you'll need to be able to communicate to a diverse range of people and help them understand the information you are presenting them.

The above provides a flavour of the experience, skills and knowledge we’re looking for, you can get more detail from the job description at the end of this advert.  We would encourage you to read through the JD so you can fully demonstrate how you meet the criteria.

About us

WMCA is committed to a better connected, more prosperous, fairer, greener and healthier region. This is our vision. We will achieve our vision through living our values which are central to how we work and interact with our wider partners and stakeholders.

We’re a partnership organisation. Our people feel valued and respected, have a can-do attitude and are innovators. We try new ways of doing things, we aren’t afraid to fail, learn from what went wrong and try again. Our people are empowered to be creative and explore and innovate.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. As a Disability Confident Employer, we have made a positive commitment to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential role criteria. We are committed to building a team of people with varied backgrounds and experiences as we recognise that this will only benefit us as an employer, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be.

As an organisation, we will continue to adapt and develop to the opportunities and challenges ahead. We will continue to transform ourselves and our organisation into the best we can be, underpinned by our values and behaviours and everyone contributes towards achieving our vision.

Furthermore, wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance. We are very happy to discuss a flexible working pattern that suits your needs, so please do not let that be a barrier to applying. If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

About your application

You will be asked to upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the essential criteria for the role for which you are applying.

If you would like to discuss alternative methods to the online application as a reasonable adjustment please contact the Resourcing Team by email (careers@wmca.org.uk).

Location

16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. Hybrid working conditions are currently in place which means working remotely and coming to the office when required.

Supporting documents
ME Officer new template June 2022.docx

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