Do you have experience in the delivery of grant programmes? Are you excited by the opportunity to contribute to the legacy of the Commonwealth Games within the West Midlands by helping our arts and cultural sectors?
Here at West Midlands Combined Authority, we have an opportunity for you!
We are seeking a dedicated Grant Officer to support the design and delivery of grant processes for the Culture pillar of the Commonwealth Games Legacy Enhancement Fund (CGLEF).
This is a fixed term role until 31 March 2025.
What you will be doing
- Collaborating closely with the Strategic Lead for Culture and Heritage to design and deliver various grant programs, ensuring high levels of compliance.
- Providing expert advice on grant processes, supporting risk assessment, decision-making, and internal compliance processes.
- Managing budgets and contractual arrangements for relevant parts of the CGLEF program, specifically focusing on grants.
- Contributing to the evaluation of CGLEF through monitoring, data gathering, analysis, and reporting.
- Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, responding to queries, and ensuring timely and accurate advice to applicants.
- Coordinating with the WMCA Communications team to advertise grant opportunities, engage target groups, and raise awareness of opportunities.
- Engaging with key regional and national stakeholders, including WMCA Cultural Officers Group and Cultural Leadership Board.
- Proven experience in grant administration, project management, and stakeholder engagement, ideally within the culture, creative or heritage sector.
- Prior experience in compliance and risk management within a public sector context.
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with a keen eye for detail.
- Ability to manage budgets and contracts efficiently, ensuring adherence to financial guidelines.
- Knowledge of the main cultural policy agendas and their significance
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity, creativity, and community development.
Creating an Inclusive Workplace.
West Midlands Combined Authority is dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace that reflects the communities of the West Midlands region. We recognise that certain groups, such as women and people of colour, may be less likely to apply for roles if they feel they do not meet all the requirements. However, we encourage individuals who are passionate about the role and want to make a difference to still apply. We value potential and encourage applicants to highlight their skills, including transferable ones, even if they don't fit the traditional "perfect candidate" mould.
How to apply.
To apply for a position, we require applicants to upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement that demonstrates how they meet the essential criteria for the role. To ensure fairness and impartiality, our application process is designed to be anonymised. We ask that all applicants remove their name and avoid referencing protected characteristics, such as gender or age, when submitting their CV and supporting statement.
We advertise salary ranges for job roles, with new appointments typically starting at the lowest salary point. However, in exceptional cases where higher skill levels or experience are applicable, the salary point may be adjusted to secure the best candidate. This approach allows for potential year-on-year salary increases, offering progression and appropriate rewards to employees.
Our vision is to create a better connected, more prosperous, fairer, greener, and healthier region. We aim to achieve this vision by living our values, which include being a partnership organisation, valuing and respecting our people, fostering a can-do attitude, and encouraging innovation. WMCA holds diversity accreditations, such as "Leaders in Diversity," and has been recognized as one of the Inclusive Top 50 Employers and The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. We are also a Disability Confident Employer, committed to interviewing all applicants with disabilities who meet the essential role criteria. WMCA believes that building a team with varied backgrounds and experiences will benefit us as an employer and enhance our work.
WMCA operates a hybrid way of working, which involves a combination of office-based work and remote work. This approach allows for flexibility and adaptability to meet individual needs and preferences. We understand that not everyone can benefit from this way of working, and so we also promote flexible working options whenever possible to support work-life balance. We gladly consider part-time, flexible, and job share arrangements, so please don't let these factors deter you from applying. If your values align with ours and you are dedicated to working towards a future, we can all be proud of, we would love to hear from you.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative methods for the online application process, please reach out to our Recruitment Team at email@example.com. We are here to assist and accommodate your needs.
Thank you for considering joining our team at WMCA. We look forward to receiving your application and the opportunity to work together towards our shared goals.
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